The BPMN Message Flow article focus on the definition and usage of the message flow element as documented in the BPMN 2.0 specification. The example process diagram illustrates the correct use of the message flow annotation. The BPMN Guidelines section contains a detailed set of rules that apply to the message flow and explains how the element may or may not be used within the different BPMN diagrams.
What is a Message Flow?
“A Connecting Object that shows the flow of messages between two Participants. A Message Flow is represented by a dashed lined.” ~ BPMN Specification
The BPMN specification defines the Message Flow element using the following description and notation:
|Message Flow||A Message Flow is used to show the flow of Messages between two Participants that are prepared to send and receive them.|
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- Business Process Model and Notation Specification Version 2.0.2. (2014, January). https://www.omg.org/spec/BPMN/2.0.2/