Cameo Business Modeler Plugin 19.0 LTR SP1 Documentation


You can create the following data items in a BPMN Process diagram:

You can mark a Data Object as a collection.

With a Data Association, you can connect a data item to other elements of the BPMN Process diagram.


To create a data item


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  • On the Process diagram pallet, click Data Object and select needed Data item.


To create a new Data Object, which is typed by a classifier


  • Select the classifier in the Containment tree and drag it to a BPMN Process or BPMN Collaboration diagram.


To specify a type of Data Item, do one of the following


  • In the Containment tree, select an element and drag it on the Data Item.
  • Right-click the Data Item, from the shortcut menu, select Type and choose the needed type.
  • Open the Specification window and select a Type.


To mark a Data Object as collection, do one of the following


  • Right-click the Data Object and from the shortcut menu choose Is Collection > true.
  • Open the Data Object Specification window, Is Collection property set to true.


To create a Data Association between two data items


  1. On the Process diagram pallet, click the Data Association button.
  2. On the diagram pane
    • Click an element, which will be the source of the Data Association.
    • Click an element, which will be the target of the Data Association.
  • The source or target of a Data Association can only be a Data Object, Data Store, Data Input, or Data Output.
  • The other end of the Data Association should always be an activity or event.


To display a Data Object directly connected to a Sequence Flow


A Data Object connected to a Sequence Flow is a visual shortcut of two Data Associations.In the model, the Data Associations still exist, and the Data Object connecting to the Sequence Flow will be displayed.
  1. Draw a Data Association from an Activity to a Data Object.
  2. Draw another Data Association from the Data Object to another Activity.
  3. Draw a Sequence Flow from the first to the second Activity.
  4. Right-click the Data Object and select Show Connected to Sequence Flow from the shortcut menu.
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