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Process maps are commonly maintained by process analysts who, starting from a top-level overview of business areas and high-level functions, decompose top-level processes into sub-processes. Some or all of the processes in the top-level map are decomposed into sub-processes containing sub-maps and so on down through a number of levels. Architecture areas and business functions are only permitted in the top-level and cannot be created in sub-maps.

It is common practice to decompose processes to four levels in a process map, and then to model the steps of each fourth-level process in a business process diagram (see Linking Processes to Business Process Diagrams).

To create a sub-map inside a process, double-click its symbol. Processes that you create in this sub-map are sub-processes of the initial process and are listed on the Children facet of its property sheet. Their fully-qualified number includes the number of the parent process as a prefix.

To go down into an existing submap, click the plus sign in the bottom center of the process symbol or zoom into the process symbol until it fills the screen. To go back up to the parent map, click the Back arrow at the top-left of the diagram viewer or zoom out till its scale is less than 20%.
Note Process maps and any sub-maps contained in their processes are treated as a single diagram for simplicity during publication and in the Repository browser. To bookmark a particular sub-map for easy access, pin it in the Recently Viewed Diagrams list in your Workspace.