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Approval process : locking functionality to prevent 2 user from proceesing approval at same time

Hi All,

I have developed approval workflow for inventory management using standard BOR.and it has 3 levels of approval.

and multiple approvals at one step.

I want to prevent more than one users from processing the same workitem at the same time and give message that this work item is locked for processing by user ---.

Pls help.

Thanks,

Arpita

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  • Sep 19, 2014 at 08:36 AM

    Hi Arpita

    You do not have to do anything for that!

    It is built into SAP Workflow Inbox (SBWP)

    If a work item goes to multiple agents and one of them picks up, the system first reserves it in that user's name and then opens the work item. As soon as it is reserved the WI is not visible to others in their inbox.

    Even if two users manage to open it exactly at the same microsecond (which I have not seen so far), system will only reserve it for one and will issue an error for other.

    Regards,

    Modak


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