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3307734 - Message "SubProcess relations contain a cycle" in convention check result of a BPMN model


  • The following alert is displayed in the convention check result for the ”Collapsed Subprocess" element.  

    "Process structure warning"-"SubProcess relations contains a cycle"

  • After copying the model to a new model, when carrying out the same convention check the same alert is not raised.


SAP Signavio Process Manager


  • Loops can occur when a subprocess is linked to a parent process.
  • This only happens if the hierarchical structure is not maintained.
  • To keep a proper hierarchy, do not link a subprocess to a process of the same or higher process level. 


Correct the modeling as per the suggestion in the guideline:

See Also

Absence of subprocess relation cycles


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