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Assignment

A BPMN 2.0 Assignment element enables data to be copied between messages and variables within a BPEL Process. An Assignment element maps to a BPEL 2.0 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.

Access

Ribbon

Design > Diagram > Toolbox : More tools > BPMN 2.0 > BPMN 2.0 Business Process > BPMN 2.0 Types

Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt+5 : More tools | BPMN 2.0 | BPMN 2.0 Business Process | BPMN 2.0 Types

Other

You can display or hide the Diagram Toolbox by clicking on the or icons at the left-hand end of the Caption Bar at the top of the Diagram View.

BPEL Properties

  • Double-click on the Assignment in the BPEL diagram
  • Right-click on the Assignment | BPEL | BPEL 2.0 Properties

Options

Field/Button

Action

See also

Name

Specify the name for the Assignment.

Copy From

Complete the fields in this panel, as directed.

Type

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

Literal

Specify a literal value.

Expression

Specify an expression.

Message

Select a BPMN 2.0 Message in the Package representing the BPEL Process / Pool under the SupportingElements Package.

Web Service Operation SupportingElements

Part

Select a BPMN 2.0 Property belonging to the selected Message.

Variable

Select a BPMN 2.0 Data Object or BPMN 2.0 Property created under the BPEL Process.

Copy To

Complete the fields in this panel, as directed.

Message

Select a BPMN 2.0 Message in the Package representing the BPEL Process / Pool under the SupportingElements Package.

Web Service Operation SupportingElements

Part

Select a BPMN 2.0 Property belonging to the selected Message.

Variable

Select a BPMN 2.0 Data Object or BPMN 2.0 Property created under the BPEL Process.

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 a Web Service Operation