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When working with GXflow in a Knowledge Base using Modules the following restrictions must be considered.

Creation of a new Process Instance must use the Qualified Name property

In most cases it is useful to start a process from outside the GXflow inbox.
When the Business Process Diagram Object belongs to a Module the Qualified Name property must be used instead of the Name property in order to instantiate the WorkflowProcessDefinition Data Type. Therefore the "GetProcessDefinitionByName" method must be used as follows:

&WFSession.GetProcessDefinitionByName(<{Qualified Name property}>, &process, &error)

Where the variables must be defined as follows:

&WFSession = WorkflowServer
&error = Workflow Error
&process = WorkflowProcessDefinition

For instance for the Business Process Diagram Object with Qualified Name property = "BPM.BPDiagram1" in the following image:

BPDInModule

The following code must be used to instantiate the WorkflowProcessDefinition Data Type "&process":

&WFSession.GetProcessDefinitionByName("BPM.BPDiagram1", &process, &error)

See article HowTo: Starting a GXflow process from outside the inbox for further information about how to create a Process Instance. 

Business Process Diagram name repeated when creating a new instance

Processes are identified using its Description property, therefore when two Business Process Diagrams are created using the same name — in different Modules — the "New" button form the GXflow Inbox will display both definitions with the same name.

For example if we create two Business Process Diagram Object called "BPD": one in the Root module and the other in the "BPM" Module when the "New" button from the GXflow Inbox is pressed the following items will be displayed:

WFNewProcessRepeated

Each item will create the right Process Instance, but there is no way to distinguish them.

In order to avoid this problem you can perform one of the following changes:

See Also

HowTo: Starting a GXflow process from outside the inbox

Modules and backward compatibility

Generators supporting modules

Modules - Known Limitations