Aborting a Process and Starting a new Instance

In some cases you like to switch an in-scope process instance to a different or the same process definition. You can use the Abort Process and Start dialog for this purpose. When you abort an existing process instance and start another, the data associated with the aborted process is passed by copy to the newly created process. For more information, refer to section Data Copy/Mapping Semantic of chapter Configuring Subprocess Activities in the Stardust Documentation - Modeling Guide. Data Copy/Mapping Semantics of chapter Configuring Subprocess Activities in the Modeling Guide.

So, the Abort Process and Start option:

Note that the Abort Process Instances and the Abort and Start permissions are required. If these permissions are not granted to the logged in user then the Abort and Start option is disabled. For more information, please refer to the chapter Managing Authorization. Also, refer to the chapter Authorization in the Stardust Documentation - Modeling Guide. Also, refer to the chapter Authorization of the Modeling Guide.

Invoking Abort and Start

To abort an existing process instance and start another process, click the down-arrow icon displayed next to the Abort icon and choose Abort Process and Start option from the toolbar in the activity execution view.

Abort ans Start Process
Figure: Abort Process and Start

Using the Abort and Start Dialog

The Abort Process and Start dialog opens

  1. Select the new process from the drop-down list. The Select Process drop-down lists only the startable processes as defined by manual triggers.
  2. You can specify a reason for aborting and starting the new process in the Link Comment box.
  3. Click OK

Abort and Start Process dialog
Figure: Abort Process and Start dialog

The Information dialog box displays the aborted process and started process details.

Abort ans Start Process dialog
Figure: Abort Process and Start dialog

Click Yes if you want to view the newly started process. The Worklist view displays the newly started process.

Worklist View - Started Process
Figure: Worklist View - Started Process

You can view the root process from which the new process has started using the Linked Processes panel.

Linked Processes
Figure: Linked Processes

When any process is aborted and started the:

The linked processes get displayed under the Linked Processes panel. Notice that the status is displayed as Active of the target process. The link type of the target process instance is displayed as Switched From. The term Switch stands for Abort and Start operation. If you want to view the source process details then click on the process name displayed in the Process column of the target process.

Please note that the links are established between root process of the source process instance and the target process instance, which can be a sub-process.

Aborting and Starting Multiple Processes

You can abort and start multiple processes at a time. But before aborting and starting multiple processes, the following conditions should be fulfilled.

 Aborting and Starting Multiple Processes
Figure: Aborting and Starting Multiple Processes