process4.biz 7.x Documentation

features description for Process4.biz

Example: Indirect Link Technology

First define a link type, which should be assigned under the indirect technology to two specific classes. Create a new type in the Designer under the item link types or edit an existing entry.

Please make sure to define an association class when creating the link type. The indirect technology aims to link objects via connectors and to interpret the logic element (e.g. AND, OR, XOR), which lies between these objects on a diagram, as an association object of this relation. If you leave the field for the selection of an association class empty, when you create the link type, the object of any class lying between linked objects is regarded as an association object. However, when you define a specific association class for the selected link type, the indirect link is only then created, when an object of that association class lies between two linked objects and is connected via connectors.  

An example follows.

Please create a special link type (here indirectly linked) to be used with the indirect link technology. As association class, gateway was chosen in this case. 

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Create a rule for the created link type (indirectly linked) and assign it to the link of two classes (in this case between the main process and main process). Activate the indirect link technology using the previously defined link type for linking objects of the class main process.

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Then, when you combine several objects of the above-defined classes using connectors and a logic element (here XOR) on the diagram, this relation is automatically recognised and stored in the database. 

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The object XOR1, of the class gateway that is located between the linked objects of the class main process, is identified as an association object.