Creating a BPM Project from a BPA Blueprint

 

In my previous blog entry I have shown how we can create process simulation using Oracle BPA Suite.

Ok. So now we have created and simulated the Sales Quote Process in Oracle BPA Suite.

The next thing obviously would be for the IT to implement the Business Process that is designed by Business Process Architects.

Follow the below document step by step to see how this can be achieved.

1. The first step is to Open Oracle BPA Suite 11g

2. Open then SalesQuoteApprovalWorkflow BPM Process that we designed and simulated.

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3. Right click on the SalesQuoteApprovalWorkflow process and then click on SOA->Validate business process

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4. We would see that Oracle BPA generated a small html report that contains whether the process is valid semantically or not. Only if the process has no errors can it be exported as a BPM process in JDeveloper.

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5. Once we are done with validation we can again Right click on the SalesQuoteApprovalWorkflow project and click on SOA->Share Blueprint. The BPA engine will transform the process into a BPMN process that JDeveloper can open. Upon successful transformation we will get a pop up alert.

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6. Now open JDeveloper 11g and create a New Application using the BPM Application template.

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7. Now right click on the SalesQuoteApprovalWorkflow project inside JDeveloper and click New. Under Categories panel browse to BPM Tier and click on BPM Project from BPA. Click Ok.

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8. We need to create a connection to the local running BPA server in order to import the published project from BPA into JDeveloper.

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9. Now Click on the green add icon to create and test a connection to BPA server as under

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10. Now drill down to the folder under which our Sales Quote Approval process in BPA server lies

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11. Click OK to finish the import. This will take a little while to download and build the project from the server.

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12. Once imported the process looks like something as below

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13. Off course the layout looks horrible but that is how best it can generate. With a little tweaking we can rewire the diagram to give it a neater presentation.

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14. That’s it. Now IT Architects can work on the shared blueprint and work on to fill the implementation.

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