Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Model Pool

A Pool represents a Participant in a Process and does not map to any specific BPEL element. Enterprise Architect uses Pools to represent external Participants, with which the BPEL Process communicates. These are 'black box' pools; that is, they are abstract and do not expose any details (they do not contain any BPMN elements inside them).

To create a new Pool in your model, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a BPEL diagram created under a BPEL Process.
  2. Drag the Pool element from the BPMN 1.1 Core page of the Toolbox onto the diagram. The BPEL Properties dialog displays.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the Pool element.


Click on the UML button if you need to define further properties of the Activity, using the normal element Properties dialog.

Alternatively, right-click on the element and select the Properties context menu option.

  1. Click on the OK button to close the dialog.


To return to the BPEL Properties dialog for subsequent editing:

  • Double-click on the element in the diagram or Project Browser (the Shows Properties option must be selected in the Double click on browser panel of the Options dialog) or
  • Right-click on the element in the diagram or Project Browser and select the BPEL | BPEL Properties context menu option.