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Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics

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Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics

Overview of this book

Oracle BPM Suite is a popular and highly capable business process management system with extensive integration capabilities. BPMN, one of the most widely used process modeling notations, includes advanced capabilities for inter-process communication, working of arrays of data, and handling exceptions. However, these very same areas are often poorly understood. This book gives you the knowledge to create professional process models using these advanced features of BPMN."Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics" is the only book available that provides coverage of advanced BPMN topics for Oracle BPM Suite, helping to fill in the gaps left by the product documentation, and giving you the information that you need to know to use BPMN to its full potential.This book covers the important theory behind inter-process communication, working with arrays and handling exceptions in BPMN, along with detailed, step-by-step practical exercises that demonstrate and consolidate this theoretical knowledge.Throughout the book we'll cover topics including different types of sub-processes, initializing and manipulating arrays, using the multi-instance embedded sub-process, fault propagation and more.With "Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics" in hand, you'll gain detailed and practical experience in using the advanced features of BPMN to create professional BPMN processes with Oracle BPM.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics
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Communication between processes inside a loop

In this practice activity, we will extend the previous activity to include correlation when we call the Called process multiple times inside a loop. This will allow us to explore a slightly different area of correlation—scoped conversation s and correlation when the process is participating in multiple conversations. In this activity, our Calling process starts a number of sub-processes . Each of these in turn starts an instance of the called process, as illustrated in the following diagram:


You need to complete the first practice activity before starting this one. This activity will extend the project we created previously.

Let's start by creating some additional data types we will need now:

  1. Create a second Business Object called WorkArray.

  2. Add a single attribute named work of type <Array> of <Component> Work. We will use this to hold our list of input data.

  3. Create another process called CallerWithMultiInstance, again choosing the...