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The authorized user can create a Business Process Flow (BPF) instance within the administration console. This activates a BPF template using a specific BPF identifier, which enables end-user participation in the process. It also establishes the BPF instance owner.

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Up to 24 BPF instances per BPF template can be created.

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A BPF template has been created and validated.


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The BPF instance is unique from the template once generated. Any changes to the template definition do NOT impact previously generated BPF Instances.

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Generating a BPF instance creates all steps, step regions, and substeps required for the BPF.

Select the relevant BPF template, and from the action pane, choose Create BPF Instance:

  1. The identity dimensions that are displayed in Create BPF Instance — Step 1 of 2 in the action pane reflect the selection you made in the Setup BPF > B. Define Instance Identifiers step in the template creation interface.

    Select a dimension member for each of the identity dimensions from the dialog box that appears. The dimension member can be a parent or base member. The purpose is mainly to distinguish the BPF instance.

    Choose Create Instance — Step 2 of 2.

  2. Select the instance owner. The list of people available here is taken from the users and teams that you selected in the Setup BPF > C. Set Access step in the template creation interface.

    Choose Create BPF Instance.

  3. A preview of the BPF instance is displayed. Update the owner or reviewer for a specific step region using the Update Owner and Update Reviewer tasks available in the action pane.

  4. To generate the instance, choose Finish.


You have created a BPF instance. You must manage the instance and activate it before a user can see it in the Web interface. For more information, see Management of Business Process Flow Instances.