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BPMN21 — Initializing and updating properties is not straight-forward

  • Key: BPMN21-30
  • Legacy Issue Number: 14730
  • Status: open  
  • Source: International Business Machines ( Matthias Kloppmann)
  • Summary:

    From examples meeting on 2009.03.26:

    When creating the looping example for <a href="http://www.osoa.org/jira/browse/BPMN-281" title="V0.5.6: Section 10.3 Data [Data]: Assignments not defined"><strike>BPMN-281</strike></a>, it is not obvious how to initialize properties. Also, updating a property via a dataInputAssociation or dataOutputAssociation is unnecessarily complicated because sourceRef and targetRef are currently mandatory elements, but not really applicable for properties.

    (1) Introduce a new entity "initializationAssignment" (or better name) as a contained element for property (and data object for symmetry reasons), which has the same structure as assignment, but with an optional "to" element.
    (2) Make dataInputAssociation::sourceRef and ::targetRef optional, likewise dataOutputAssociation::sourceRef and ::targetRef.

    From: trickovic created: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 04:00:15 -0500 (CDT)
    As per 4/6 BPMN 2.0 meeting: Defer <a href="http://www.osoa.org/jira/browse/BPMN-471" title="Initializing and updating properties is not straight-forward">BPMN-471</a>.

  • Reported: BPMN 2.0b1 — Fri, 20 Nov 2009 05:00 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT