Viewing Linked Processes

The Linked Processes panel displays linked process instance details. The process instance links are created when any process instance is aborted and started or aborted and joined from existing process instance. It also displays Link Type, Link Create Time, Link Create User and Link Comment along with Actions column. To view the linked process details, click the linked process name from Process column or click Process Details icon in the Actions column.

Linked Processes
Figure: Linked Processes

The following sections provide details about actions and toolbar options for linked processes.

The created process instance links have different link types. The links are established between root processes, even if the source and target process instances are not root process instances.

If you want to view the source or target process details then click on the process name displayed in the Process column.

The process details should be read as the Target Process (1) is Inserted Into (2) the Source Process.

Linked Processes
Figure: Linked Processes

Link Types are created according to the type of link operation, as described in the following sections:

Link Types for Abort and Start

The following link types are created if the process instance is aborted and started:

Link Types for Abort and Join

The following link types are created in case the process instance is aborted and joined:

Link Types for Pause Process and Start

The following link types are created if the current process is paused until the newly started process achieves the Complete state:

Link Types for Migration

The following link types are created if the operation migrated the process instance to a different version of the same process definition:

Generic Link Type

The following link type is created if process instances are linked by a generic link type, which was provided via API:

Actions

The actions for linked processes are same as for Process History. But note that the Abort Process icon is disabled in the following scenarios:

Aborting a Process

You can abort a process using the Abort Abort Process option. But note that if you do not have abort rights then the notification get displayed in the Abort Process dialog.

Abort Process and Start

In case you want to abort an existing process instance and start another process, click the down-arrow icon displayed next to the Abort Process icon and select Abort Process and Start option. Please refer to the chapter Aborting a Process and Starting a new Instance for detail information.

Abort Process and Start

Abort Process and Join

In case you want to abort an existing process instance and join another process, click the down-arrow icon displayed next to the Abort Process icon and select Abort Process and Join option. Please refer to the chapter Aborting and Joining Processes for detail information.

Abort Process and Join

Pause Process and Start

In case you want to pause the current process and start a new process, click the down-arrow icon displayed next to the Abort Process icon and select the Pause Process and Start option. Please refer to the chapter Pausing a Process and Starting a new Process for detail information.

Pause Process and Start

Recovering a Process

Click the Recover Process icon to recover the process.

Case Menu

Using the Case Menu option, you can create a case and attach to case. For more information, please refer to the chapter The Case Menu.