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.

Access:    View | Toolbox > More tools | BPMN 1.1 | BPMN 1.1 Types

BPEL Properties:

  • Double-click on the Assignment in the BPEL diagram
  • Right-click on the Assignment in the BPEL diagram ( or the Project Browser ) and select the following context menu : BPEL | BPEL Properties

Reference:

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 section

Type

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

 

Literal

Specify a literal value

 

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

Part

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

 

Copy To section

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

Part

Select a BPMN 1.1Property 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 a 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.