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How to open UI5 screen from portal universal work list (UWL) ?

Hi Experts,

Please help regarding below scenario :

I want to open the UI5 application from UWL and need to get the workitem id into the UI5.

What all XML configuration / back end i need to do to achieve this?

Any help would be greate.

Thank you.

Regards,

Ashutosh

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    Jan 10 at 12:48 PM

    This depends in concrete on what exactly you are working, XML UWL settings resp appropriate backend config are task specific. For my self, I never ran into corresponding SAP documentation, I would dare to say there is no. Buy and read this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Worklist-SAP-NetWeaver-Portal-ebook/dp/B00K9UYBLK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515588438&sr=8-1&keywords=sap+portal+uwl

    cheers

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  • Jan 10 at 04:27 PM

    Hi Ashuntosh,

    You should replace your UWL application with a modern inbox application called My Inbox. If you are already using Portal with Fiori applications deployed on it, why not use My Inbox (which has a nicer look and feel and will integrate other TS types as well).

    https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/#/detail/Apps('F0862')/W16

    Back in the old days of UWL, you would need to register an application via WSVISU transaction, open the UWL XML configuration and adapt it to your needs. It was very hard indeed to find info on UWL configuration, but if you read the UWL XML you will understand how it does open determined tasks based on the task ID. Here are the docs to understand the task launching in UWL.

    I have no idea how to configure WSVISU to open UI5 apps. Perhaps via Object Based Navigation. So you could assign an iView linked to your UI5 app and assign an action to an Object on the PCD (take a look at this blog I've done on OBN back in my Portal days). I believe this still would work. But I have never tested it.

    Regards,
    Ivan

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    • Former Member

      Hi Ivan,

      thank you for your support on this topic. Please dont get me wrong, Im absolutely not a fan of UWL, but

      Its all a matter of replacing a Portal feature with a Fiori application - so the only investment is in deployment of this particular app 

      I could miss something, but due my current knowledge stand this is wrong. Besides of the time amount you need for necessary configuration and paying attention to affected documents (https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/Fiori/SAP+Fiori+-+My+Inbox), cause the https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2538184 resp attached migration guide is far away from being an entire and real-world applicable document imho, I will still stick to it: there will be no advices to my customers or colleagues to go with My Inbox instead UWL. Thank you nevertheless for the promotion ;)

      cheers

  • Jan 15 at 12:14 PM

    Hi Ashutosh

    We achieved this by passing the GW app link as an attachment in the workflow item. The link is created dynamically in ECC with a bit of ABAP and added as an attachemnt. The id is made part of the url as a parameter in the gw app link. When you click on the inbox item attachement, the GW link opens <normal gw url to app>&workitem_id=1234. We then consume the paramater in the GW app by using: var parameter = jQuery.sap.getUriParameters().get("workitem_id");

    Hope this is what you were refering to?

    Regards

    Antonette

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      Hi Antonette,

      no idea where Ashutosh is exactly hanging on, but if you dont mind I would like to know for the (very theoretic and unlikely :)) case I would advise people to migrate to MyInbox:

      I have currently a swiss customer, who has maintained a huge amount of undocumented customizing within UWL XML descriptors. He will switch to FLP, but due our advise stay with UWL within it. But just in case: what tools did you use to identify what exactly has been done and to transfer those changes (ideally) automatically to MyInbox?

      thanks,

      cheers