BPMN 2.0 Business Process Toolbox Pages

The BPMN 2.0 Business Process pages of the Diagram Toolbox enable you to create BPMN elements and relationships on business process diagrams in BPMN 2.0 and BPEL formats.

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BPMN 2.0 Business Process

Business Process

Extend a composite Activity that defines a business process


Define the behavior of an executable or abstract business process


Define an activity within a business process


Extend an Activity element to represent a process unit of information exchange between Participants

Enterprise Architect currently supports two to four participant bands within one Choreography Activity/Task


Extend a Class element to group a set of Message Flows together based on a certain concept

Data Object

Provide or store the information for an Activity

Data Store

Represent a mechanism for an Activity to retrieve or update stored information

Start Event

Define the initiating event in a process

Intermediate Event

Define an intermediate event in a process

End Event

Define the terminating event in a process


Define a decision point in a business process

If a condition is true then processing continues one way; if false, then another


Extend a Partition element to logically organize an Activity


Extend a Partition element to subdivide a Pool


Represent the contents of a communication between two Participants


Extend a Boundary element to group other elements

Text Annotation

Create a comment

BPMN 2.0  Business Process Connectors

Sequence Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of activity

Message Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of communications in the process

Data Association

Move data between Data Objects, Data Store, Properties and Activities, Processes


Link the information and Artifacts with BPMN graphic elements

Conversation Link

Connect a Conversation Node with a Participant, in either direction

Example of a BPMN 2.0 Business Process Diagram:



  • The appearance and specification of some elements and connectors are defined by Tagged Values

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