BPMN Connecting Objects

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Like flowcharts, BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams uses a set of standard symbols. Each shape conveys a specific meaning and business context, where it’s most appropriate. Connecting objects are lines, that connect the BPMN flow objects. In Business Process Model and Notation, different connecting objects are required to represent different types of flows. There are three different types of connecting objects in Business Process Model and Notation. They are

  • Sequence flows
  • Message flows
  • Associations

BPMN Sequence Flow Symbol

Sequence flow connects flow objects in proper sequential order.

BPMN Message Flow Symbol

Message flow represents messages from one process participant to another.

BPMN Association Symbolassociation.png

Association shows relationships between artifacts and flow objects.

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