|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Business Process Composer User's Guide for Oracle Business Process Management
11g Release 1 (184.108.40.206.0)
Part Number E15177-03
This guide describes the Oracle Business Process Composer application.
This guide is intended for process analysts who use the Business Process Composer application to create and edit the business processes and Oracle BPM projects used to created process-based applications using the Oracle Business Process Management Suite.
This guide is also intended for process developers who must use Business Process Composer. See Section 1.2, "Oracle BPM User Personas" for more information on these user personas.
This manual assumes that you have basic knowledge of business process design and are familiar with Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) 2.0.
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This is a new manual describing the initial release of the Oracle Business Process Composer.
The following sections describe the structure of this guide:.
This part contains general information about the Oracle Business Process Management Suite, process design, Business Process Management Notation (BPMN), and the Oracle Business Process Composer application.
This chapter provides a general overview of the Oracle Business Process Management Suite. It describes how Oracle BPM interacts with the overall Oracle SOA Suite architecture. It also describes each component of Oracle BPM.
This chapter contains a brief introduction to Business Process Management Notation (BPMN). It also contains a description of the Sales Quote example project.
This chapter contains a general introduction to Oracle Business Process Composer. It provides information on the typical use cases for the application and an introduction to the application's user interface.
This part contains information on using Business Process Composer application to create and edit business processes and Oracle BPM projects.
This chapter provides an introduction to Oracle BPM projects and project templates. It also contains information on publishing projects to the Oracle BPM Metadata Service (MDS) repository and deploying projects to Oracle BPM run time.
This chapter provides information on creating and editing business processes using Oracle Business Process Composer. It also contains a detailed description of the Process Editor user interface.
This chapter describes how to model business processes using Oracle BPM and Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) 2.0. It provides detailed information on Oracle's implementation of the BPMN 2.0 specification.
This chapter describes how to handle information within your project and processes. It also provides detailed information on using data associations and the expression editor.
This chapter describes how to create and edit human tasks using Oracle Business Process Composer.
This chapter describes how to edit Oracle Business Rules using Business Process Composer. It also provides procedures for editing Oracle Business Rules at run time.
The chapter provides information on using the Business Process Composer administration tools. It provides procedures for managing users and Oracle BPM projects.
This appendix provides reference information for each BPMN flow object property.
For more information, see the following Oracle resources:
Oracle Business Process Management
See the following for more information about the Oracle BPM Suite:
Oracle BPM Modeling and Implementation Guide
Oracle Fusion Middleware Business Process Management User's Guide
Oracle SOA and BPM Suite Installation and Administration
Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle SOA Suite
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite
Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide
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