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Subprocesses

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A subprocess, also called a subflow, is a flow that is called by another flow. You can create a subprocess by adding a step to a process in the life cycle of a case or by adding specific shapes to a flow diagram. Subprocesses modularize the events in the life cycle of a case.

By default, the calling flow waits for the subprocess to finish running before it moves to the next shape in the sequence. You can run a subprocess in parallel with the calling flow, or split it into one or more individual flows that later rejoin. Each subprocess has a context, which might not be the same as the calling flow.

  • Changing the context of a subprocess

    You can change the scope of a subprocess that you call from a flow. By running a subprocess in the context of a specific class or case, you can use properties, rules, and other functionality in your application that you cannot access from the parent flow.

  • Calling one process from another process

    You can add a subprocess to a process in a stage to call an existing flow in your application. By using subprocesses, you can compartmentalize functionality and simplify the presentation of a process in a case type.

  • Calling one process from another process

    You can add a subprocess to a process in a stage to call an existing flow in your application. By using subprocesses, you can compartmentalize functionality and simplify the presentation of a process in a case type.

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