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fork and block

hi all,

what is the diffreence btween fork and block?

regards,

keerthi

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    Posted on Sep 29, 2007 at 07:25 AM

    Fork is used for Parallel Processing..

    Example : u want to receive/Send message using more then one Outbound/Inbound interface..

    Like u want to send the one message to JDBC and to File server at the same time or parallely then we use Fork step.

    Block is used for handling exception, deadline etc..

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    Farooq.

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    Posted on Sep 29, 2007 at 07:31 AM

    Hi Keerthi,

    Fork : when you want to continue a process in branches that are independent of each other and the branches of the fork join in a union operator.You can define the required number of branches to continue the process.

    Block: You can define the mode Parallel For Each(ParForEach) for a block or Dynamic Sequence (ForEach). This means that the block is executed for all elements of a multi-line container element.

    Check this link for all step types :http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/0f/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    You can check it out how these step types will use in the process from SWC -SAP BASIS of the namespace http://sap.com/xi/XI/System/Patterns.It would gives the overall idea on BPM and you can find out the needful blogs from this forum.

    Cheers

    Veera

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