WebMethods Modeler

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webMethods Modeler is a design-time tool that you use to draw business process models. webMethods Modeler allows you to generate the components needed to execute your business process in the underlying webMethods platform. With webMethods Modeler, you can create easy-tounderstand, visually-based, process automation solutions that integrate any or all of the following pillars of integration: Internal systems and applications Databases/data warehouses Trading Partners Web services Mainframes Workflows (human interactions)

Architecture

Process Models

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A process model consists of: Steps Transitions Groups (optional) Annotations (optional)

Run-Time Architecture

Prerequisites for all Process Models

Define all logical servers (and their logical-tophysical server mappings) to be used in the process. To do so, use webMethods Administrator. Set up trading partner profiles within Trading Networks for any steps in the process that need to act on specific information about trading partners. Define any external document types to be used in the process, e.g., an XML or EDI document.

Main Modeler Window

Main Toolbar

Toolbar (contd)

Process Toolbar

Defining Logical Server and their Physical Server mappings

Process Model Generation

Generated Run-Time Elements

Steps to follow before executing a Process Model
Step 1:Generate the process model Step 2:Optionally,add logic to the generated run time elements Step 3:Make the process model available for monitoring Step 4:Enable the process model

Updating Process Models (Examples)
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Changing the order in which steps execute Changing the properties of steps or the process model Changing transition types or transition conditions Changing the services or workflows that a step invokes Changing step inputs or outputs Changing the logical servers associated with steps

Importing Process Models

From the Modeler main menu, choose File -> Import. In the Select Import File dialog, browse to the process model that you want to import and click Open. If prompted to confirm the import, choose Yes. After import, Modeler displays a confirmation message. Choose OK.

Exporting Process Models

Start Modeler and open the process model that you want to export. Select File -> Export Current Process as -> Complete Model. In the Save Export File dialog, browse to the directory where you want to save the exported process model. In the File Name dialog, type a file name for the exported process model. Click Save. Modeler displays a confirmation message. Click OK.

Sample Process Model

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