Data Association Flow Element

Indicate the flow of data between your Process model elements and connectors with Data Object and Data Store elements using Data Association Flow elements.

Don't Know What a Data Association Flow Element Is?

See Process Modeling Element Descriptions for a description of the Data Association Flow element.

Permissions Required

Your user account or group membership must have the following permissions to configure a Data Association Flow element in the Process model unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Processes: Edit Processes

  • Processes: View Processes

See the Process permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

Add a Data Association Flow Element

Follow these steps to add a Data Association Flow element to the Process model:

  1. Add a Data Object or a Data Store element to the Process model.

  2. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to indicate data flow from another Data Object or Data Store element.

Adjust How a Data Association Flow Element Bends Using Anchors

Use anchors in a Data Association Flow element to adjust how that element bends between its connecting elements. There are two (2) types of anchors:

Adjust a Straight Line Within a Data Association Flow Element

Follow these steps to adjust a straight line within a Data Association Flow element:

  1. Select the Data Association Flow element so that available options display above the selected element.

Adjust Where a Data Association Flow Element Bends

Follow these steps to adjust where a Data Association Flow element bends:

  1. Select the element so that available options display above the selected element.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click, and then drag, on a straight line to add a round anchor, then place where to add a bend in that element.

Change the Color of a Data Association Flow Element

See Change a Process Model Object's Color.

Copy a Data Association Flow Element

See Copy Elements and Connectors into the Clipboard.

Clone a Data Association Flow Element

See Clone Elements and Connectors Without the Clipboard.

Delete a Data Association Flow Element

See Delete Elements and Connectors.

Data Association Flow Element Settings

The Data Association Flow element has the following panels that contain settings:

Configuration Panel Settings

Edit the Element's Identifier Value

Process Modeler automatically assigns a unique value to each Process element added to a Process model. However, an element's identifier value can be changed if it is unique to all other elements in the Process model, including the Process model's identifier value.

All identifier values for all elements in the Process model must be unique.

Follow these steps to edit the identifier value for a Data Association Flow element:

  1. Select the Data Association Flow element to edit its identifier value.

  2. Ensure that the Configuration panel displays. If not, show it. Panels to configure this element display.

  3. Expand the Configuration panel if it is not presently expanded. The Node Identifier setting displays. This is a required setting.

  4. In the Node Identifier setting, edit the element's identifier to a unique value from all elements in the Process model and then press Enter.

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