Start Event

A BPMN 2.0 Start Event indicates where a particular Process begins. Every Process in Enterprise Architect must begin with a Start Event.

BPEL Properties:

  • Double-click on the Start Event in the BPEL diagram ( or )
  • Right-click on the Start Event 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 Start Event

 

Event Type

Select a trigger for the Start Event, namely:

  • Compensation
  • Conditional
  • Error
  • Escalation
  • Message
  • Multiple
  • None
  • Parallel Multiple
  • Signal
  • Timer

 

Details

Depending on the selected Event Type, the Details tab changes as follows :

Field

Usage

Message Event Type

Pool Package

Select the package that represents one of the involved Participants

Operation

Select an Operation from the list of operation(s) in the selected Pool Package

 

Timer Event Type

Time Cycle

Specify the value for the time duration

Time Date

Specify the value for the time date

 

Error Event Type

Error

Select an Error element

 

Assignments

Select one or more Assignment elements created in the SupportingElements package in this tab ( Optional )

Assignment

SupportingElements

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:

  • Either set Time Cycle or Time Date for Timer Event Type but not both as they are mutually exclusive fields.
  • Assignments tab is not available on Start Events that are used to start an Event Sub-Process
  • Compensation, Error and Timer event types are valid only on an Event Sub-Process
  • Conditional, Escalation, Multiple, Parallel Multiple and Signal event types cannot be mapped to BPEL 2.0