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ABAP Workflow

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What is ABAP Workflow? Why we are creating Workflow? How to create workflow from scratch. Please Give me step by step procedure.

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 03:48 AM

    Hi Shyja,

    Workflow is a more basis related component. This component allows you to configure SAP system to trigger the mail straight to the Inbox of the manager. It can be related to approval of PR or PO or it can be of anyother purpose. The main purpose is the manager need not to login GUI screen for approval. He could select the approval button in his outlook mail(This mail will contain complete details of purchase order), it will automaticall update in SAP back end.

    Workflow will be per Business object. BO can be PR, PO etc.It is possible to set the event by when the workflow should trigger. For example it should trigger when the purchaser creates a PO and saves it . The saving action is called event. After the event is triggerred system will check for the starting conditions. It is possible to define starting condition per workflow. It is like your release strategy. If the value of PO is less than 1000 then it should be approved by one manager, if values >1000 then it should undergo approval from 2 managers.

    There are plenty of predefined workflows which could be used straigt according to the purpose expected.However workflow is delicate and has to be configured with utmost care in proper sequence to avoid in consistencies.

    Check for the following link.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/33/4c9a34272a5f2ee10000009b38f83b/frameset.htm

    By SWDB you can create a workflow.

    1) use SWU3 to initialize;

    2) use SWETYPV to customize event link;

    3) use SWELS to open the event trace; use SWEL to diskplay event trace;

    4) use SWDB to create a new workflow;

    5) use SWDD to show or change a workflow;

    6) at beginning you don't need maintain Organization Plan, just designate the user (Type: US) for the agent.

    check out the following

    http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/wf/sap-business-workflow.htm

    http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/wf/tips-n-tricks-for-sap-workflow-consultants.htm

    http://www.erpgenie.com/workflow/index.htm

    http://www.sap-img.com/workflow/sap-workflow.htm

    http://saptechnical.com/Tutorials/Workflow/Workflow.htm

    Reward if usefull.

    Thanks,

    Swati

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 03:51 AM

    Hi Shyja,

    Check this thread.

    workflow

    Thanks,

    Swati

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 04:02 AM

    Hi Shyja,

    ABAP workflow is the procedure by which certain steps are executed when certain particular events occur.For eg:Suppose the requirement is when somebody is creating a material(MM01 transaction) in R/3,I need to be notified via a mail about the same.This is the simplest eg for a workflow.For this we need to trace the event which triggers the mail sending.

    We have to create a workflow,bind the event of the business object(in this case creation of material) with the mail sending action.

    For the query how to develop workflow from scratch,check this link.This is very helpful.

    http://www.saptechnical.com/Tutorials/Workflow/WorkflowTutorialOne/WorkFlowTutorial1.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/4f/5668735cf211d194a30000e82dec10/frameset.htm

    Reward if helpful.

    Regards,

    Anjaly

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 04:08 AM

    hi,

    vey very important pdf for workflow beginners:

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/6ce9d51d-0b01-0010-00ba-b7934da764de

    Workflow is a set or sequence of logically related activities. In the SAP workflow system, an activity can be any type of business operation which can trigger a report, a transaction, a message , and so forth.

    The SAP Business workflow is basically a tool which can logically integrate and automate transactions belonging to different application modules.

    It can be used to define business processes that are not yet mapped in the R/3 System.

    Suitable for situations in which business processes have to be run through repeatedly.

    Suitable for situations in which the business process requires the involvement of a large number of users in a specific sequence.

    Automates the information and process flow the flexible implementation of organizational structures.

    Features of workflow:

    Workflow Builder.

    Workflow Wizard Explorer.

    Business Object Builder.

    Tasks and Task Groups.

    Organizational Plan.

    Business Workplace.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/70b074ac-fa1b-2a10-1587-bd084347fc56

    reward if its helpful

    Edited by: Rajasekhar Reddy on Jan 22, 2008 10:06 AM

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 04:11 AM

    Check the links for Workflow

    http://www.sap-img.com/workflow/sap-workflow.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/a5/172437130e0d09e10000009b38f839/frameset.htm

    http://saptechnical.com/Tutorials/Workflow/Workflow.htm

    http://www.thespot4sap.com/articles/Invoice_Verification_Automation_Using_SAP_Workflow.asp

    http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/wf/sap-business-workflow.htm

    ASAP Methodology:

    Project Preparation:

    The first step in ASAP is Project Preparation. In this step the Functional Consultant will analyse the business process and define the system for SAP and will give the time line for the project. The Manpower required and the budgets are also considered in this step.

    Blue Print Preparation:

    This is second step in ASAP Methodology. In this step the Project Preparation scenarios are finalised. A out line of the Project is given in this step.

    Realisation:

    In this step actual development is taken place. The ABAPer is responsible for this step.

    Testing:

    In this step the development done by the abaper is being tested. This is the area where the Unit Test Document is prepared (i.e. Positive Testing and Negative Testing).

    GO live and Support:

    This is the final stage where the project is running in the live environment. In this step the bugs if any that are found in the go live procedure are fixed and the project will be considered as support project.

    Rewards if useful.

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