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Migrate BPMN 1.0 Model to BPMN 1.1

It is possible to migrate a BPMN 1.0 model (or part of a model) to BPMN 1.1 or BPMN1.1::BPEL, using the Automation Interface. There are two functions you can use:

  • MigrateToBPMN11()
         -  proj.MigrateToBPMN11 sGUID, "BPMN"
         -  proj.MigrateToBPMN11 sGUID, "BPEL"
  • Migrate()
         -  proj.Migrate sGUID, "BPMN", "BPMN1.1"
         -  proj.Migrate sGUID, "BPMN", "BPMN1.1::BPEL"

These functions update the Tagged Values and, if required, stereotypes to BPMN 1.1 for all elements, attributes, connectors and diagrams under the selected Package or element.


This VB script calls the MigrateToBPMN11() function to migrate the Tagged Values to BPMN 1.1:

Sub MigrateElement (sGUID, lngPackageID)

     Dim proj as EA.Project

     set proj = Repository.GetProjectInterface

     proj.MigrateToBPMN11 sGUID, "BPMN"

     'refresh the model

     If lngPackageID<>0 Then

          Repository.RefreshModelView (lngPackageID)

     End If

End Sub

Sub MigrateSelectedItem

     Dim selType

     Dim selElement as EA.Element

     Dim selPackage as EA.Package

     selType = GetTreeSelectedItemType

     If selType = 4 Then 'means Element

          set selElement = GetTreeSelectedObject

          MigrateElement selElement.ElementGUID, selElement.PackageID

          MsgBox "Complete",0,"BPMN 1.1 Migration"

     ElseIf selType = 5 Then 'means Package

          set selPackage = GetTreeSelectedObject

          MigrateElement selPackage.PackageGUID, selPackage.PackageID

          MsgBox "Complete",0,"BPMN 1.1 Migration"


          MsgBox "Select a Package or Element in the Project Browser to initiate migration",0,"BPMN 1.1 Migration"

     End If

End Sub

Sub Main


End Sub



  • In BPMN 1.0, various tags have free-text direct-entry value fields, and you can provide additional information on these tags in the 'Tagged Value Note' dialog, for display at the bottom of the Tagged Values window

    In BPMN 1.1, some of these tags (such as the Categories tag on a BusinessProcess stereotyped element) have been changed to Memo type, and you use the 'Tagged Value Note' dialog to enter the value; therefore, you cannot have additional notes for these tags, all information must be within the tag's value
  • For such tags, when migrating from BPMN 1.0 to BPMN 1.1, the BPMN 1.0 tag value is moved into the BPMN 1.1 tag 'Notes' field and the BPMN 1.0 tag notes are discarded; if you want to preserve the tag notes text, take a copy of the BPMN 1.0 model before migration to enable you to copy the tag notes text into the tag value after migration

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