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Defining process properties : Setting process properties

Setting process properties

Business Process Modeler provides the Properties view where you can set (and modify) properties of the process and process template elements (as described in Setting workstep properties).
Note: To display the Properties view in Business Process Modeler perspective, click View > Properties.
The procedures for defining the properties of a process are similar for Process Models and Web applications.
1. Open the Process Model (SPT) or Web application (SWT) file, whose properties you want to define.
2. Click a blank area of the Diagram tab to view the process properties in the Properties view. By default, the General tab appears.
Note: You cannot modify the process name in the Name box. You can define (or modify) the rest of the process properties in the General tab. For information on each of these properties, refer to Table 23.
3. Click the Description tab and enter a description of the application (optional) in the text area.
4. Click the History tab to review past actions in the process. This read-only tab provides information on when the process was created or checked into the process repository.
5. Click the Attributes tab to review existing attributes and modify their values. You can create attributes only in the Administration module of Business Process Portal.
To review and modify attributes and their values:
a. From the Attributes tab, you can view process attributes and values. If many attributes listed are listed, then you can enter a string of letters in the Search box and an attribute name containing that string is displayed in the table provided.
b. By default, the Attributes tab lists the ProcessType attribute with value, BusinessProcess or SystemProcess. To add attributes, click More to open the Attributes dialog box, which lists the default attributes—Executable, Goal, Influencers, Objective, Organizational Unit, Process Type, Risks, Rewards—as well as any attributes that have already been defined in BPM Portal.
c. If you can access Business Process Portal, then click the Add () icon to go to Business Process Portal, in which you can add more attributes, if required.
Click the Refresh () icon to refresh the view of the listed attributes.
d. Select one or more attributes (except Process Type) listed in the Attributes dialog box and click OK to add it to the Attributes tab.
e. To modify the value of an attribute, select the attribute and click Modify. You can only modify an attribute if it has been defined as editable in Business Process Portal.
f. Click Clear to clear the value of a selected attribute. To remove an attribute, click More to open the Attributes dialog box, and clear the checkbox of the attribute that you want to remove from the process.
6. Use the Monitoring tab (available only for process models with a monitoring workstep) to define the configurations for a monitoring process. For more information, see Introducing Monitoring process.