Editing Separate Modules

Separate modules can be added to the flowchart view via dragging and dropping (see Editing Create Modules for a demonstration) and edited by double clicking on the module. There are 2 types of Separate modules. create duplicate entities from a single entering entity or split a batch of entities created earlier (via a Batch module).

Create Duplicate Entities

When this Type of Seperate module is chosen an incoming entity is duplicated into multiple entities. When duplicating entities, the specified number of copies is made and sent from the module. The original incoming entity also leaves the module.

A good example of where a Seperate module would be used to duplicate an original entity is in parallel processing where a single order may undergo several processes (such as billing and fulfilment) at the same time.

Split a Batch

This Type of Seperate module is chosen to split a batch of entities created earlier (via a Batch module).

When splitting existing batches, the temporary representative entity that was formed is disposed and the original entities that formed the group are recovered.

A good example of where this type of Seperate module would be used is to split a previously batched set of documents.

-- MichaelOSullivan - 25 Aug 2009


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