A business process refers to a business activity that is performed by an enterprise in a specific data domain. A business process is a logical subject that needs to be analyzed in Data Modeling. For example, a trade data domain can contain business processes such as adding commodities to the shopping cart, placing orders, and paying orders. This topic describes how to create and use a business process.
A business process is used to describe the process of a business activity, such as adding commodities to the shopping cart, placing orders, or paying orders. Some typical analysis methods, such as funnel analysis, can be used to analyze business processes and view the business effect. For example, purchases can be divided into the following business processes: browsing commodities, adding commodities to the shopping cart, placing orders, paying orders, and confirming receipt of commodities. You can create a metric named "number of orders" for each of the business processes and use this metric to perform funnel analysis on purchases.
Create a business process
By default, DataWorks Data Modeling provides a business process named default. If your business is simple and does not need multiple business processes, you can use the default business process.
If your business is complex, you can create business processes based on your business requirements. To create a business process, perform the following steps:
- Go to the Data Modeling page.
- Log on to the DataWorks console.
- In the left-side navigation pane, click Workspaces.
- In the top navigation bar, select the region where the workspace that you want to manage resides. Find the workspace and click Data Analytics in the Actions column.
- On the DataStudio page, click the icon in the upper-left corner and choose .
- In the left-side navigation pane of the Data Warehouse Planning page, choose .
- Create a business process.
- On the Business Process page, click Create Business Process.
- In the Create Business Process dialog box, configure the parameters.
Parameter Description Abbreviation The abbreviation for the name of the business process.
The abbreviation can be a maximum of 128 characters in length. It can contain lowercase letters, digits, and underscores (_) and must start with a lowercase letter.
Name The name of the business process.
The name can be a maximum of 2,048 characters in length. It can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and ampersands (&) and must start with a letter or digit.
Display Name The display name of the business process.
The display name can be a maximum of 2,048 characters in length. It can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), ampersands (&), and parentheses () and must start with a letter or digit.
Data Domain The data domain to which the business process belongs. Parent Business Process Optional. The parent business process of the business process that you want to create. If you do not configure this parameter, the business process does not have a parent business process. Owner The owner of the business process. The owner of the default business process is system. Description The description of the business process.
The description can be up to 2,048 characters in length.
- Click Confirm.