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.

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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 2.0 Properties

 

Reference:

Field/Button

Usage

See Also

Name

Specify the name for the Assignment

 

Copy From

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

SupportingElements

Web Service Operation

Part

Select a BPMN 2.0Property 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

Message

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

SupportingElements

Web Service Operation

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