Integrated into the modeling tool is a process validation function. The process validates across the BPMN 2.0 and informs the users of errors and warnings according to the BPMN 2.0 notation. This helps modelers to create correct processes from the start.

Note: A process can not be deployed if it's not validated without errors.

How to validate a process

1. Open the validation settings by clicking the grey circle with the tick in the menu to the right.

2. Select Validate process

If the process does not meet the BPMN 2.0 standards, errors and/or warnings will be specified in the area under the validation button, see the image below.

If the process is modeled according to the notation you will get a confirmation message, see the image below.

Errors, warnings, and not supported yet

There are three different validation categories: errors, warnings, and not supported yet.

  • Errors tell you if any part of the model is incorrectly configured in the sense of creating executable processes.
  • Warnings list everything that is not valid according to the standard but does not have an impact on the executable process application.
  • Not supported yet tells you when you have used symbols or modeling patterns that are not yet supported in Process Automation when deploying processes to applications.  If you have errors the process can still be published, but not deployed.