Setting Preferences

There are a variety of preferences you can set so the Process Design Studio is easy to work with and performs efficiently. To set preferences, from the Window menu, select Preferences.

Design Studio

Use the Design Studio property settings to always open the last opened project when you reopen the Design Studio and to auto-save the project.

To clear login credentials

You can clear saved login credentials for both the Process Server and web service that are cached when you select the Remember my credentials or Use these values by default for this web server option. When you clear login credentials authentication credentials for services and schemas are not removed.

Click Clear Now to remove either the Process Server or web service credentials. The saved credentials are cleared immediately.


Set the namespace prefix for new projects and the deployment options that will be used for all new projects. The default namespace prefix follows the conventions set by the BPEL specification.

BPEL Editor

Both BPEL Editor properties are selected by default and apply to the Flow activity.

BPEL Properties

Set the property preferences you want all your projects to use. All changes take effect the next time you update the design studio properties view. See Viewing and Editing Properties for information on advanced properties.

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Use simple mode Default. By default the Process Design Studio is in “simple mode”. This means that more advanced and less commonly used properties and options are not visible in the Properties view. Clear this check box to view these advanced properties.
Enable property tabs for Correlation, Join Behavior
Variable initialization The two options: Include Optional Content by Default When Initializing Variables and Automatically Initialize Variables are selected by default.

Manage Servers

To make Web services available to import into your projects you must first establish a connection with their host server. On the Manage Servers panel you can make connections to Verastream Host Integrator and Process Designer servers and simplify the import process. When you add a server, all services hosted on that server will be visible on the Available Services panel of the Import Services wizard.

These servers, once you add them, are available for all your projects.


Related Topics
Bullet Viewing and Editing Properties
Bullet Importing Web Services
Bullet Viewing Logs
Bullet Properties, Problems and Debug Views
Bullet Customizing the Design Studio