Start Event

A BPMN 2.0 Start Event indicates where a particular Process begins. Every Process in Enterprise Architect must begin with a Start Event.

BPEL Properties:

Double-click on the Start Event in the BPEL diagram, or
Right-click on the Start Event | BPEL | BPEL 2.0 Properties

 

Reference

Field/Button

Usage

See also

Name

Specify the name for the Start Event.

 

 

Event Type

Select a trigger for the Start Event, namely:

Compensation
Conditional
Error
Escalation
Message
Multiple
None
Parallel Multiple
Signal
Timer

 

 

Details

Depending on the selected Event Type, the Details tab changes as follows:

 

Field

Usage

Message Event Type

Pool Package

Select the package that represents one of the involved Participants.

 

Operation

Select an Operation from the list of operation(s) in the selected Pool Package.

 

 

Timer Event Type

Time Cycle

Specify the value for the time duration.

 

Time Date

Specify the value for the time date.

 

 

Error Event Type

Error

Select an Error element.

 

 

 

Assignments

Select one or more Assignment elements created in the SupportingElements package in this tab (Optional).

 

Assignment

SupportingElements

OK

Save the values entered in the dialog.

 

 

Cancel

Discard the values entered in the dialog.

 

 

Help

Display this Help topic.

 

 

General

Open the UML Properties dialog.

 

Properties

Notes

Either set Time Cycle or Time Date for Timer Event Type but not both, as they are mutually exclusive fields
The Assignments tab is not available on Start Events that are used to start an Event Sub-Process
Compensation, Error and Timer event types are valid only on an Event Sub-Process
Conditional, Escalation, Multiple, Parallel Multiple and Signal event types cannot be mapped to BPEL 2.0