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Expanded or In-Line Sub-Processes
Expanded or In-line Sub Processes
One way to represent the ‘expanded’ sub-process is ‘in-line’, as shown.
Note that the sub-process looks exactly like a process with a start event, a flow of activities, and end events.
The start of the sub-process is triggered by the flow into it.
The end of the sub-process depends on whether the normal or exception flow has been followed.
The gateway appearing immediately after the 'Raise Requisition' sub-process directs the flow according to which end event has been reached within the sub-process.
It is good practice to label the gateway with the same name as one of the end events; in this case, 'Proceed?'.