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Easiest way to scan all BPs in B2Bi

Need ability for users to search inside the BPs for a keyword or search string. In B2Bi Dashboard has ability to search for code in XML/BPML directly from dashboard. Example I have defined one custom service in the business process  and I want to know which BPs all use this custom service. Other than checking out all BPs in XML, can't I scan somewhere in DB?

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  • Jun 5 2018
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B2Bi Dashboard has ability to search for code in XML/BPML directly from dashboard. Example I have defined one custom service in the business process  and I want to know which BPs all use this custom service. Other than checking out all BPs in XML, can't I scan somewhere in DB?

  • Guest commented
    14 Jul 12:40am

    The easiest way I have found to scan the BPs is to extract them all to text based xml files. The steps I use to do this are:


    1) Run the Graphical Process Modeler and select the 'Source Manager' from the 'Tools' menu.

    2) Highlight the root node (the top most node in the tree on the left hand panel of the Source Manager window)

    3) In the right hand panel of the Source Manager window, select all the BPs you are interested in extracting

    4) Right click on the highlighted processes, then select 'Check Out', choose a directory to save them to, then uncheck 'Lock Process' and click 'OK

    5) When the extract has finished, you can close down the 'Source Manager' and Graphical Process Modeler

    6) Open 7-zip tool, navigate to the exported BP directory, highlight all the exported "*.bp" files and choose to extract them.

    7) Each *.bp file should extract to a subdirectory named as per the BP name, and contain a file named stercomm.bpml - which is the text based BP.

    8) If you like, create a script to rename these files as per its parent directory name, but not necessary... once you have the files like this, you can scan & edit using your favourite text editor....

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    Ryan Wood commented
    22 Feb, 2019 04:08pm

    In addition to TIS/Bluebirds solution, the out of the box Healthcheck Utility can also be leveraged

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS3JSW_5.2.0/com.ibm.help.healthcheck.doc/com.ibm.help.healthcheck.reference.doc/healthcheck_extensbility_properties.html

  • Guest commented
    8 Jun, 2018 02:25pm

    Business Partner TIS/Bluebird have developed an SI Toolbox which includes this capability: https://www.tis.hr/userfiles/files/Sitoolbox_ONLINE.pdf

  • Guest commented
    5 Jun, 2018 06:19pm

    Dashboard business process manager needs intuitiveness for the end user/developer

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