An Event is something that occurs during a process. It affects the flow of the process and usually has a trigger and/or a result.

There are four types of events: Start, Intermediate, End and Boundary.

Common Event Attributes

These attributes are common to all Events.

You find attributes in the Attributes panel.

For information on the attributes that are specific to an event, see the documentation for that event.

Fill in these fields in the Attributes tab:

  • Name

    The name of the element. The name appears in the element label.

  • Description

    A description of the element.

    Descriptions are optional but they can be useful if you want a comprehensive report.

  • X and Y

    The position of the element in the diagram.

    Use to manually adjust the element’s position.


Define this attribute in the Property tab of the Attributes panel:

  • Property

    A property acts as a container for data associated with flow elements. A property element must be contained within a flow element.

    • To add a property, click Add.

    • To remove a property, select the property from the list then click Remove.

    • To complete or edit a property, select the property from the list and fill in these fields:

    Field Description
    Name The name of the property.
    Description A description of the property.
    Item Definition The data type of the property.
    Default value The default value of the property.