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Setting workstep properties : Defining properties of Message worksteps

Defining properties of Message worksteps

In Business Process Modeler, the Message workstep () is for notatinal purposes only—that is, you can only use this workstep as a symbol in the process template diagram. You cannot define the properties of a Message workstep in Business Process Modeler. You must open the process in Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge to enable the Properties view for the Message workstep.
In Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge, the Message workstep enables users to use an incoming event or message to initiate a process or a workstep; and conversely to generate an outgoing message with the completion of a workstep or a process. Using this type of workstep provides a way to synchronize process events and to define actionable events at various stages of the process execution.