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how is Universal work list used or useful?

how can one post or send data to the inbox using Universal worklist

can one plz send me the document related to UWL or


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    Posted on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:27 PM

    hi Murali,

    UWL is a aggegator of workflow items accross backend systems. It allows you to login to a single window in the portal and see all your workflow tasks accross different SAP Backend systems.

    The configuration for UWL is relatively simple. It is based on your system objects that you have created in portal already. Once you have created your system objects in your PCD and assigned them aliases, go into the UWL configuration screen under the System Administration --> System Configuration --> Universal Worklist Administration link. Once there, create a new UWL system entry. Choose WebFlowConnector as your connector type (this is the most common). If you wish to restrict the connector to only a specific role or roles do so and then save. Now you have a simple UWL setup. Make sure you have the correct roles in the back end system and then go to the UWL page. You should now have a working UWL connection.

    Go through the following links; they may be useful to u.


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    Posted on Feb 21, 2008 at 02:24 PM

    Hi Murali,

    Universal Worklist:-

    The Universal Worklist enables you to get all your tasks in a single location. This includes Guided Procedures actions, SAP Business Workflow tasks, Knowledge Management Notifications, alerts from the alert framework, Collaboration Tasks, MDM workflow tasks, and even non-SAP tasks.

    A user needs to be able to work in a consistent manner regardless of the type of task or activity they need to perform. The Universal Worklist provides a central location for the user to manage SAP and non-SAP tasks.

    Major Advantages:-

    All tasks appear in one location, including SAP and non-SAP tasks. There is a UWL API for non-SAP tasks. For SAP tasks we support SAP Business Workflow, Guided Procedures, Alerts, Collaboration Tasks, MDM tasks, and KM Notifications.

    You can launch alternative user interfaces for tasks. For example, you have a business workflow task that displays a screen in an SAP GUI, but you want to launch a Web Dynpro, business server page, URL, or some other alternative user interface. UWL action handlers enable you to launch a variety of different UI handlers.

    Tasks can be customized. This can include user personalization of how they want to work with their tasks, and customization to provide specific data fields, columns, and behavior for tasks.

    Implementation Considerations:-

    Customers that have a strong history of SAP Business Workflow must understand that UWL is not just a replacement for the traditional SAP GUI inbox. UWL is more broad in scope and does not exactly duplicate the SAP GUI inbox.

    Depending on the type of customization you want to do, you may need to do some addtional configuration and customization settings for your users.

    Go through these documents for a better understanding:-

    [UWL FAQ's|]

    [UWL WIKI|]

    Hope this helps, in making your understanding clear on UWL processes.


    Shailesh Nagar

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