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The Receive activity is an entry point to the process. It receives input from the user. The BPEL Editor's basic process template contains a Receive activity.

You can configure a Receive activity to create a new process instance when an input message is received from the client, otherwise you must use correlation sets to locate an existing process instance.

The onMessage event in a Pick activity is a similar activities to a Receive. For more information, see Pick.

To add a Receive activity:

  1. From the Palette, drag a Receive activity to the BPEL Editor.
  2. In the Properties view, select the following values:
    • Partner link
    • Operation
    • Variable

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