BPMN 2.0 XML

It is possible to serialize BPMN 2.0 Models in BPMN 2.0 XML. The serialized XML file contains both the model semantics as well as the diagram-interchange information. You can also import a BPMN 2.0 XML file into your project.

Access Project Browser | Click on Package     then (for serialization): Package | Publish Model

Project | Model Import/Export | Export Package to XMI File: Publish, or

Right-click | Import/Export | Export Package to XMI: Publish

Serialize a Model

Step

Action

See also

1

Open the 'Publish Model Package' dialog.

Publish Model Package

2

In the 'XML Type' field, select 'BPMN 2.0 XML'.

3

Click on the Export button to initiate the BPMN 2.0 XML serialization.

Import BPMN 2.0 XML

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Project Browser, click on the Package into which to import the XML file.

2

Select 'Extensions | Import | BPMN 2.0'.

3

In the file browser, click on the source BPMN 2.0 XML file and then click on the Import button to import the file into the Package.

Notes

  • The Package being serialized is assumed to be self-contained
  • Only the contents of the selected Package are considered for serialization - child Packages (and their contents) are ignored
  • Serialization of these items in the BPMN 2.0 Types section of the Toolbox is not supported:
         -  InputOutputBinding
         -  Conversation Association
  • Exporting to and importing from BPMN 2.0 XML is supported in the Enterprise Architect Professional edition and above

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