Distinguish between Component and Process shape?
Components are the reusable configuration objects that are used in processes. They are displayed in the Component Explorer. Components can be created once and referenced by process shapes across multiple processes.
A process is comprised of a series of steps, represented by shapes, that dictate how the process retrieves, manipulates, routes, and sends data from source to destination.
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Process shapes are the steps linked together to form the business logic for a process.
Shapes can perform execution tasks like document splitting and data transformation,
or logic tasks like decision and routing. Each shape has its own configuration settings.
Shapes often reference components such as profiles, connections, operations, and maps.
Components are the reusable configuration objects used in processes.
Components are reusable and include APIs, certificates, connections,
connector operations, cross reference tables, document caches, maps,
map functions, processes, process properties, process routes, profiles,
queues, and trading partners.
Components are displayed in the Component Explorer
and can be created once and referenced by process shapes across multiple processes.
For example, the same Database Connection component representing a customer database
can be referenced in every process that needs to communicate with that database.
When you modify a component, those changes are reflected wherever the component is referenced.
So if that database should ever move to a different machine, you can simply update the single
Database Connection component once and the new settings would be in effect everywhere it is used.
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