Creating Process Mining Model

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This article describes how to create a process mining model in QPR ProcessAnalyzer from CSV files. Note that data can also be loaded directly from information systems using the loading script or ODBC query.

To create a model, you need two datatables (one for the events and one for the case attributes) and the model entity. The case attributes are not mandatory so the cases datatable is optional. Here are the steps how to create a model:

  1. Go to the Workspace by clicking the QPR icon in top left.
  2. Create a new project by clicking NEW -> Project. (You can also use an existing project.)
  3. When you are in the target project, click NEW -> Datatable. Define a name for the datatable.
  4. Select the created datatable and click Import.
  5. Select a CSV file, adjust settings for the file and click Start import. (If you don't have any data available, you can try out the sample files).
  6. Optional: For the case attributes data, create another new datatable and import data to it.
  7. To create the model entity, click NEW -> Model and define a name for the model.
  8. Select the created model and click Properties.
  9. In the Model Properties dialog, open the Events datasource tab, where to select the events datatable and the columns that contain the case id, event type and event timestmap.
  10. Optional: Open the Cases datasource tab, where to select the cases datatable and the column that contains the case id.
  11. Click the Save button to close the dialog.
  12. The model has now been created! You can start analysis by double-clicking the model, which will go to the Process Discovery view.