BPEL 1.1 Model

Enterprise Architect uses BPMN 1.1 as a graphical front-end to capture BPEL 1.1 Process description ( as BPEL 1.1 does not have not a standard graphical notation ). Enterprise Architect uses the partial mapping specified in the OMG BPMN 1.1 Specification to map BPMN 1.1 constructs to BPEL 1.1.

How to

Step

Action

See also

1

Create a BPEL 1.1 Package Structure.

 

Alternative:

Step

Action

a

Create a package in the Project Browser.

 

b

Click on the New Diagram icon in the Project Browser.

 

c

Select BPMN 1.1 in the Select From field and BPEL in the Diagram Types field.

 

d

Click on the BPEL Process icon from the BPMN 1.1 Core toolbox and drag it into the created BPEL diagram.

 

 

BPEL 1.1 Package Structure

 

 

 

 

 

Project Browser Toolbar

2

Open the BPEL diagram under the BPELProcess stereotyped element.

 

 

3

Model the BPEL Process using the constructs in the BPMN 1.1 Core toolbox; use the following constructs in this toolbox to model BPEL 1.1:

BPMN 1.1 - Core page:

BPEL Process
Activity
Start Event
Intermediate Event
End Event
Gateway
Pool

 

BPMN 1.1 - Relationships page:

Sequence Flow
Message Flow
Association

 

BPMN 1.1 Types page:

Assignment
Condition
Message
Participant
Web Service

 

BPMN 1.1 Core Toolbox

Model BPEL 1.1 Process

4

Create Web Service for the BPEL Process and other related Pools, if required.

 

BPEL Web Service

5

Generate BPEL 1.1 code from the BPEL Process.

 

Generate BPEL 1.1

Notes

Generating BPEL 1.1 from a BPMN 1.1 model is supported in the Business and Software Engineering and the Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
Ensure that BPMN 1.1 Technology is enabled in the MDG Technologies dialog ( Settings | MDG Technologies )
 

BPEL 1.1 Example

The Enterprise Architect Example file ( EAExample.EAP ) has a sample BPMN 1.1 model from which BPEL 1.1 can be generated
If you have installed Enterprise Architect at the default location, open this file: C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA\EAExample.EAP
The BPMN 1.1 model package is in: Project Models | Analysis and Business Modeling | BPEL Example | BPEL 1.1 Model
 

Modeling Restrictions

Every BPEL Process and Sub-Process should start with a Start Event and end with an End Event
A Start Event or an End Event should not be attached to the boundary of a Sub-Process
 
Sequence Flow Looping is not supported - only Activity looping is supported; all Sequence Flows should flow downstream and not upstream
Mapping of an Intermediate Event with multiple triggers to BPEL 1.1 is not supported
Mapping of Multi-Instance Parallel While loops to BPEL 1.1 is not supported
Mapping of Independent Sub-Process to BPEL 1.1 is not supported
Pools are treated as black box (i.e. they do not expose any details) and hence they cannot contain any child elements or have any incoming/outgoing Sequence Flow connectors