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Subprocess Concepts
About Subprocess Types
You can create a subprocess in your process model and populate the subprocess with steps and other process components. You can also create a subprocess within a subprocess. Two subprocess types are supported, although one of them is deprecated:
*BPMN subprocess. When you add a subprocess to a process model, it as added as a BPMN subprocess. That is, the subprocess implements BPMN 2.0 notation and supports a number of BPMN behaviors that were not available in the webMethods subprocess used in previous releases.
*webMethods subprocess. Support for the subprocess behavior used in previous releases is retained, although this subprocess type is deprecated and support will be withdrawn in a future release.
Although webMethods subprocesses will continue to work as expected, there are several changes in subprocess behavior that you must be aware of when you change a webMethods subprocess to a BPMN subprocess.
For more information, see Recommendations On Changing the Subprocess Type and About Changing webMethods Subprocesses to BPMN Subprocesses. For a summary of the behavior of these two type of subprocess and the differences between them, see About Subprocess Types.
A subprocess exists only within a process model and cannot be run outside the model or referenced from another model. Be sure not to confuse a subprocess with a callable process or a referenced process, both of which represent a separate process model that exists outside of the current process model.
The primary advantage of a subprocess is that regardless of the number or complexity of the steps contained within it, the subprocess is treated as a single step in the process. You can configure joins and transitions into and out of a subprocess just as you would for a process step, and you can configure a subprocess for standard looping, as described in About Standard Looping.
For more information about subprocesses, see:
*About Subprocesses
*About Subprocess Types
*Configuring a Subprocess.
*Adding a Subprocess
*Changing the Subprocess Type
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