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BPMN2 — Confusing semantics for Terminate End Event

  • Key: BPMN2-247
  • Legacy Issue Number: 15038
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Open Text Inc. ( Robert Shapiro)
  • Summary:

    The spec has two confusing statements for Terminate End Event:

    In section 10.4.3: Terminate: This type of End indicates that all activities in the Process should be immediately ended. This includes all instances of Multi-Instances. The Process is ended without compensation or event handling.

    In section 14.4.6: Sub-process level end events: For a “terminate” End Event, the Sub-Process is abnormally terminated. In case of a multi-instance Activity, only the affected instance is terminated.

  • Reported: BPMN 2.0b1 — Thu, 4 Feb 2010 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 2.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Terminate End Events only interrupt the specific instance of a given Process level (Process or Sub-Process). Any other parallel instances or higher-level instances are
    not affected.
    (a) Section 14.4.6, Sub-Section "Process level end events": Replace the first sentence with the following: "For a "terminate" End Event, the Process instance is
    abnormally terminated¬óno other ongoing Process instances are affected."
    (b) 14.4.6, Sub-Section "Sub-Process level end events": Replace the first paragraph with the following: "For a "terminate" End Event, the Sub-Process instance is
    abnormally terminated. In case of a multi-instance Sub-Process, only the affected instance is terminated¬óno other ongoing Sub-Process instances or higher-level Sub-
    Process or Process instances are affected.
    Disposition: Resolved

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT