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Deadline handling in Flexible Workflows

Hi,

I have been developing SAP Workflows for a while, but I am new to Flexible Workflows !

I am configuring the (SAP) PO Approval Flexible Workflow. The deadline functionality seems quite limited.
I see that when a deadline passes the item is simply marked as 'overdue' in Fiori My Inbox.
Is there no option to execute follow-on actions?

Q1: In Flexible Workflows, is it possible to use a Factory Calendar to calculate deadlines?

Q2: In Flexible Workflows, is it possible to send an email when a deadline has passed?

Note that I am using the SAP delivered Flexible PO workflow. It can be configured or enhanced, but not modified.
We are on S/4 HANA 1909.

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

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  • Posted on Aug 03, 2020 at 05:48 PM

    You might want to implement on of this relevant Method. I am tired of coding for Flexible workflow. Probably SAP wants to shift from Niche skill to ABAP consultant :)


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    • Thanks Arghadip. Do you have any particular method in mind?

      I looked at this callback class, but I can't imagine any of these methods being executed while a workitem is sitting forgotten in a user's inbox...

      I am thinking of going with a Z program to check for deadlines and send emails. The horror!

  • Posted on Aug 03, 2020 at 09:16 PM

    Thats a good option. You will have control over that. I have seen the normal process of Copy Paste and Edit a lot same practice with other Standard Workflow.

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