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SRM Process Controlled workflow step backwards?

Hi. I'm building a BRF workflow in an SRM 7 system that we are upgrading from SRM 5 and we used to use the N step item based workflow.

On the N step we had item splitting to different approvers and it was possible for the approvers to change the shopping carts during approval.

SAP are obviously pushing towards BRF strongly and also the business liked the idea of the new inquiry function it gives so we want to move to BRF.

Now, while building BRF, it seems that if you want to split by item you can only use approval steps, not completion steps. With approval steps the approver can not change the document and you can not use the inquiry function.

So it seems that the business will have to either lose the ability to split at item level or the ability to change the document during approval and inquire.

This is a step backwards from where we were before and is going to cause a massive issue.

Does anyone know any way around this?

Thanks a lot for your help,
Dave.

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    Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Hello David,

    did you check below KBA ?

    1465831 - List of decision types available for SRM documents

    For Shopping Cart, approval decision type 2 (item-based decision for partial document) is available for completion process-level steps.

    If you want to use approval decision 4 (Item-based decision for partial document), you have to use approval process-level steps, but by following instructions in OSS note 1277921 - Allow/Disallow to edit fields for approver/reviewer, you could have a workaround.

    Regards.

    Laurent.

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