Gateways enable you to control the paths that a process can take. You can use Gateways to consolidate or split paths or to provide additional paths based on a condition or event.

A single Gateway can have multiple inputs and output flows. They can merge on input, and split on output.

There are three types of Gateway: Exclusive, Parallel and Event-based.

Gateways appear as a diamond shape. If there’s no marker, in accordance with BPMN specifications, the Gateway is considered an Exclusive Gateway.

Common Gateway Attributes

These attributes are common to all Gateways.

You find attributes in the Attributes panel.

For information on the attributes that are specific to a Gateway, see the documentation for that Gateway.

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.