What is the Process Designer?

You use the Verastream Process Designer to meld disparate Web services and produce a composite Web service. This services-oriented architecture (SOA) is described using the Web Services Description Language (WSDL).

The default user name is admin and the default password is secret. You should change these credentials at the first available opportunity.The Process Server has a command line interface (pscli), located here: install_directory>\processserver\bin\pscli.cmd. Call pscli.cmd changepassword to change your password credentials.

How does it work?

How do you build a business process that combines different applications into one flexible and adaptable application? One way is to use the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). BPEL is a standard XML-based language that defines process components based on Web services protocols. BPEL builds upon the other Web services standards, especially WSDL.

The Verastream Process Designer takes the difficulty out of manually building and testing your business process. Using the Process Design Studio you can create, test, deploy, and execute composite applications using a friendly and easy-to-use interface.

What is the workflow?

There are five basic steps involved:

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  1. Create a new project.

    In this example the project, illustrated in the BPEL Editor, is named Main. The BPEL Editor provides a visual representation of the BPEL process you are building.

  2. Import your Web services.

    Web services provide access to the desired data you want to use to build the new process. After the services are imported you can interact with them in the Services Explorer.

  3. Build the BPEL process.

    There are steps to building the BPEL process; defining the process logic using the BPEL Editor and specifying the process inputs and outputs.

  4. Debug the process.

    The Debug feature in the Design Studio can help you diagnose and solve any difficulties you encounter when composing your new service.

  5. Deploy your project.

    After you complete the BPEL process, you are ready to deploy the process to the service engine. You can view the new service WSDL in the Web Service Explorer, available from the URL link on the Deployment Succeeded message box.

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