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Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide by Irshad Mansuri, Dr. Zakir Laliwala

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Getting started with Sub-Processes

A Sub-Process is a process that is considered a part of a larger process. A Sub-Process comprises various activities, gateways, and events. As a Sub-Process is one business process, it consists of only one non-start event. Every Sub-Process must have at least one end event. There are three types of Sub-Processes, as follows:

  • Embedded Sub-Processes
  • Standalone Sub-Processes
  • Event Sub-Processes

Embedded Sub-Processes

An embedded Sub-Process is defined within the parent process. An embedded Sub-Process is useful to divide the process into small processes and use them. The scope of an embedded Sub-Process is limited to the parent process only. The embedded Sub-Process cannot be accessed outside the parent process. Activiti ...

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