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Converting BPMN 1.2 to 2.0

Will I lose data when converting a BPD from BPMN 1.2 to 2.0?

There are two different aspects related to this question:

  1. The BPMN model data
  2. Additional data outside the BPMN schema

The BPMN model data

The BPMN 1.2 schema (the so-called XML defined by itp-commerce and compliant to the OMG specification) has been replaced by the OMG’s official BPMN 2.0 XML schema. Besides the common translation of different schemas, the BPMN 2.0 specification also defines some new concepts and elements while disposing of others. Process Modeler will convert all BPMN 1.2 aspects to the BPMN 2.0 schema.

Additional data outside the BPMN schema

Some BPMN 1.2 features specific to Process Modeler are not yet supported in BPMN 2.0. As a consequence, some of the data cannot be converted or copied and may therefore be lost. This will include Repository References and Risks and Controls.