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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2011

RSA: adding Error and Cancel Event to BPMN Notation

The BPMN specification knows more events than the actual implemented set of BPMN events in RSA.
RSA is right now somewhere at the DESCRIPTIVE level according zo OMG ( , page 2).

Really useful would be the implemtation at least of
- Error Event (Boundary interrupting)
- Cancel Event (Boundary interrupting)

Use Case
Creating a BPMN project. Adding a BPMN model to the BPMN project. Adding a sub-process to the model Adding a following activity to the model Adding a error handling activity to the model connecting sub-process to following activity as default flow MISSING: connecting sub-process to error handling activity via error boundary event
RFE ID 14118
RFE Product Rational Software Architect
Idea Priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2012

    Planned for Future Release

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2011

    This is an uncommitted candidate