A sub-process is a task that is broken down into sub-tasks. For example, you may break
the Log In task into the sub-tasks Enter User Name and Enter Password.
To create a sub-process:
- Select an object in the diagram and click (or click and drag) the
Task tool to create a new task after it in the
control flow, or
- Click the Task tool in the bottom toolbar and click in
Enter a name for the task and then click the Properties
to change its type, and select Sub-Process
The sub-process is initially empty:
To begin to specify the details of the sub-process, click the
tool in the bottom toolbar and click in the
sub-process symbol to create the start inside it:
Note When you hover over the sub-process, its border is
highlighted in green to indicate that you are about to create an object inside
Add tasks and other objects as necessary to complete the definition of the sub-process:
The symbol grows to accommodate these objects, and you can resize
it and reposition them as necessary.
created inside a sub-process are listed on the Children facet
of its property sheet.