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You have opened the Process Development perspective in the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio and have expanded your project in Project Explorer view.


A gateway is a type of flow object in the process that illustrates a merge or a split of your process flow. You create a gateway to indicate that a decision must be made, or that the process flow must be split or merged depending on the given conditions.


  1. Expand Process Modeling , then expand Processes .

  2. In the context menu of a process, choose Open .

  3. Expand Flow Objects from Palette .

  4. Choose a gateway from the dropdown menu, containing all the gateways, and click the modeling surface.

    The gateway appears in the place you clicked.

  5. Choose General in the Properties view and specify a name of the gateway in the Name field.

  6. (Optional) Specify a description of the gateway in the Documentation field.


    If you choose the Exclusive Choice gateway type, you have to define the condition evaluation order. To do that, choose Condition Evaluation in the Properties view. The condition you place on top has the highest priority and is evaluated first.