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Delete Process Model Elements or Controls

Delete elements or controls you've added to your Process model.

Delete Process Model Elements or Controls

Deleting a Process model element or a connector's control also deletes any Sequence Flow and/or Message Flow elements incoming to or outgoing from that element. For example, if a Process model element is deleted that has both incoming and outgoing Sequence Flow elements, the Sequence Flow elements must be reconnected for the remaining elements/controls.

Don't Know What Process Model Elements Are?

See Process Modeling Element Descriptions.

Don't Know What a Connector or Control Is?

See What is a Connector?.

Permissions Required

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to delete elements from the Process model unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Processes: View Processes

  • Processes: Edit Processes

See the Process permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

Delete a Non-Pool Element or a Control

Follow these steps to delete any non-Pool element or a control from a Process model:

  1. Select the non-Pool element/control to delete. Available options display above the selected element/control.

  2. Click the Delete icon. The Process model element/control is deleted.

Delete a Pool Element

When a Pool element is deleted, all elements and controls within it are also deleted. If you want to keep the elements/controls within a Pool element, you must add those elements/controls outside of the Pool element prior to deleting the Pool element.

If you accidentally delete a Pool element with other elements/controls you want to keep, then select the Undo button.

Follow these steps to delete a Pool element from a Process model:

  1. ​Select the Pool name in the Pool element to delete, thereby selecting the Pool element. Available options display to the right of the selected element.

  2. Click the Delete icon. The Pool element is deleted. All non-Pool elements and controls within the Pool element are also deleted.

Delete a Lane Element from a Pool Element

Follow these steps to delete a Lane element from a Pool element:

  1. ​Select the Lane element in the Pool element to delete. Available options display above the selected element.

  2. Click the Delete icon. The Pool element is deleted. All non-Pool elements and controls that were within the deleted Lane element stay in their current positions within the Pool element.

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