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Exploring Progress OpenEdge BPM Designer

This section describes the OpenEdge BPM Designer user interface including its panes, menus, and toolbars.
The commonly used views and components in the OpenEdge BPM Designer interface are described in the following table:
Table 7. OpenEdge BPM Designer Window Components
Menu bar
The Menu bar provides access to both Eclipse and OpenEdge BPM Designer development functions. For details, see Using the menubar.
The Toolbar contains icons providing shortcuts to commonly used functions. The Toolbar includes both Eclipse and OpenEdge BPM Designer toolbar commands.
Project Explorer View
The Project Explorer View displays the contents of active projects. It consists of a hierarchical view of all the files that make up the active project.
The bar above the Content pane contains icons for selecting, connecting, grouping, and moving the elements in the process template diagram. For details, see Using the palette.
Outline View
The Outline view provides the following options to view the current process. Click the drop-down list provided and then select one of the following:
*Process, which lists the worksteps in the current process template.
*Performers, which displays the performers assigned to each activity and adapter worksteps.
*Rules, which displays the rules assigned to the process or to worksteps in the process displayed in the Content pane.
You can use the adjoining Search box to search for a process, workstep, performer, or rule.
Tasks pane
The Tasks pane contains seven options: Select and Change Layout, Create Phases and Swim Lanes, Draw Shapes, Connect Shapes, Assign Participants, Create Rules, Create Annotations. These options help you in the design of a process template. For details, see Using the Tasks pane.
Content pane
The Content pane contains the main work space in which the selected project or file is displayed. The Content pane also contains:
*File tabs, located at the top of the pane, which shows active files in the current project. Click on a File tab to display the file in the Content pane.
*Content pane tabs, located at the bottom of the pane, which include the Diagram tab, displaying the process template; the Overview tab, which displays the process elements in a tabular format; the Path Analysis tab, in which you can perform process path analysis; the Dataslots tab, in which you can define process dataslots; the Performers tab, in which you can define performers at the process level; the Alerts tab to define and manage Alerts; and the Logic tab, which contains the Graphical Event Logic (GEL) tool to configure defined events.
*An arrow, at the bottom right corner of the Content pane, provides a bird’s eye view of the entire process template in a 3x3 grid. You can drag the purple box (showing the current process view) to navigate to a specific process view location.
Properties View
Click your cursor in a blank spot in the diagram to view process properties. You can also click a workstep to view the properties of any selected workstep.
Note: All views can be moved to various locations within the user interface. Click the view’s tab and drag it to a location you want to move it to.
* Using the menubar
* Using the Tasks pane
* Using the palette