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Developing BPM projects : Using a project as a template

Using a project as a template

You can significantly reduce process development time by using an existing BPM project as the template for your new project. If you use this option, you can choose to import not only the process file, but also all associated interfaces, rules, and adapters. You can only use this option for existing project files that are displayed in the Project Explorer view.
To use an existing project as template to create a new process:
1. In the second page of the BPM Project wizard ( Creating a Business Process for Business Process), enter the name of the new project in the appropriate box.
2. To use an existing project as a template, select the Use an existing process from workspace as template option (for Business Processes) or the Use an existing web application from workspace as template option (for Web application), then click Browse to open the Select project dialog box, using which you can select the project to be used as a template for your new application.
The process template name (for instance, Assignment) is shown in the Project box, and a number in the Version box is automatically inserted that is one increment higher than the selected process file. The process template name and version is entered in the remaining read-only fields. You can change the project name, or change or delete the version number.
3. Click Next to continue.
4. After entering the description (optional), click Finish in the BPM Project wizard.
A new project folder is listed in the Project Explorer view, along with the process template file with an SPT extension.