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N level Approval workflow for Documents

Hi Experts,

i have a requirement in document management system (DMS).
prepare one document type with 5 statuses(draft, initiate, In review,approve, reject).

and creating a document 'Standard operating Procedure' in cv01n

when the document is created, the status will be 'draft'.
whenevr the document status changed to 'initiate' a workflow should be triggered.

in the workflow,
i have n levels of approval. during each successful approval the status moves to 'in review' and finally moves to 'active' when the final approval happens.
but the status is moved to 'Draft' if rejection happens at any level.

is there any standard workflow available for this?

i have done enough searching, but unfortunately whatever the standard workflow ids given are not available in our system (i dont know why its so),

hope you will keep in mind that m new to 'workflows'
thank you.

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    Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 05:20 AM

    Hi Experts,
    Thanks for your replies.
    The Workflow is finished with all requirement.

    there is no standard workflows found for my requirement but 3 or 4 standard tasks are available.
    I Created a Custtom Workflow.

    Business Object is 'DRAW'.
    We can Create a subtype and include the methods according to our rquirement.
    Workflow gets triggered when the CHANGED event is happeneing according to certain conditions(in my case).

    Thanks for your support and help.
    Special Thanks to Modak.

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  • Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 08:38 AM

    And for "I am New to Workflows"

    Check out the following to help you; these are some good things put together by some great minds:

    Building a Workflow From Scratch
    http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-3224

    A Beginner's Guide to Workflow and WebFlow
    http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-3024

    Workflow Recipe for Passionate Starters - Part I (Spice up!!)
    http://scn.sap.com/community/bpm/business-workflow/blog/2012/05/18/workflow-recipe-for-passionate-starters--part-i-spice-up

    Workflow Recipe for Passionate Starters - Part II (Spice up!!)
    http://scn.sap.com/community/bpm/business-workflow/blog/2012/05/18/workflow-recipe-for-passionate-starters--part-ii-spice-up

    The Best Workflow Book Ever:
    http://workflowbook.com/


    SAP Business Workflow on SAP Help
    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/c5/e4a930453d11d189430000e829fbbd/content.htm


    Workflow transcations:
    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/9b/572614f6ca11d1952e0000e82dec10/frameset.htm

    regards,

    Modak

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    Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Hi

    Thank you very much for your prompt response.

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 08:23 AM

    Hi Sebin,

    If the standard workflow are missing, you can still proceed by creating your own workflow.

    Use TA: SWDD to create and define the workflow steps.

    Regards,

    Reema

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  • Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 08:26 AM

    Hi Sebin

    I don't know much on DMS, but I checked some posts; they say that there is no standard WF. You will have to build one and involve a Workflow Consultant.

    Check out the thread

    http://scn.sap.com/thread/2092575

    Also try posting your question the SCN forum:

    SAP Document Management

    There you may find an expert to answer your question.

    Regards,

    Modak

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    Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:45 AM

    Dear Mr. Sebin,

    We have same requirement in my project.

    Can you please elaborate how you achieved, so that it will be helpful to us.

    Thanks in advance.

    Syed

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