A Data Model enables you to access and manipulate data related to a business process in Alfresco Process Services. For example, you can define a data model that maps to a relational database (via JDBC) or a custom API to connect to an external source such as a patient database or a customer database.
To use the Data Model functionality effectively, perform one or all of the following steps:
Reference an entity while mapping variables.
Make entity fields visible in the process by mapping them.
Reference mapped entity fields in forms when creating or editing forms.
Reference entity fields in expressions when creating or maintaining decision tables.