Assignment

A BPMN 1.1 Assignment element enables data to be copied between messages and new data to be inserted, using expressions within a BPEL Process. A BPMN 1.1 Assignment element maps to a BPEL 1.1 assign activity and copies the specified value from the source to the target.

In Enterprise Architect, Assignment elements should be created in the Assignments Package in SupportingElements. If they are created elsewhere, they cannot be enacted correctly.

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BPEL Properties:

  • Double-click on the Assignment in the BPEL diagram
  • Right-click on the Assignment | BPEL | BPEL Properties

Controls on BPEL Properties

Field/Button

Usage

See also

Name

Specify the name for the Assignment.

Assign Time

Select either Start or End to determine whether the assignment occurs at the start or end of an Activity / Event.

Copy From Type

Depending on the value selected in this field, further details are required.

Copy From Literal

Specify a literal value.

Copy From Expression / Message

Select a BPMN 1.1 Message in the Package representing the BPEL Process / Pool under the SupportingElements Package.

Create BPEL 1.1 Model Structure Create a BPEL 1.1 Web Service

Copy From Part

Select a BPMN 1.1 Property belonging to the selected Message (Optional).

Copy To Message

Select a BPMN 1.1 Message in the Package representing the BPEL Process / Pool under the SupportingElements Package.

Create BPEL 1.1 Model Structure Create a BPEL 1.1 Web Service

Copy To Part

Select a BPMN 1.1 Property belonging to the selected Message (Optional).

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

  • Messages are created when you create Web Services
  • If you select Expression, Enterprise Architect uses the getVariableData XPATH 1.0 function to create the expression from the selected Message and Part