Editing a BPEL process file

If the Properties view and Palette view are not opened, you can open the views by right-clicking the BPEL editor and selecting the Show in Properties or Show Palette in Palette view options.
Then you should have the view like this:

The BPEL editor view

In the Palette view, you can drag a BPEL element to the BPEL editor and drop it in the place you want.

In the Properties view, you can view the information on every element in the BPEL process.
The contents of the Properties view is automatically updated as elements are selected in the BPEL editor.

The table below describes the tabs shown in the Properties view:

Tab Description


Shows the descriptive information about the element, e.g. Name of the element.


Shows the detailed and important information about the element. It is the most important section of an element. Most of the properties of an element are set in this section.

Join Behavior

Shows the Join Failure property of the element.


Shows the documentation sub-element of an element.


Every BPEL element has its own sections: Correlation section, Message Exchange section, and so on. These sections will be covered in later sections.

In order to see how a simple BPEL process works in action, you should do some steps as below: