See All of an Employee’s Workflows in Just One View

  • by Jocelyn Dart, Senior Solution Consultant, SAP Consulting
  • October 15, 2003
Wouldn't it be great if there were a tool you could use to see all the workflows related to a particular employee? Well, there is. It's called generic objects services (GOS). It's available as of R/3 Release 4.0.

Workflows have a special kind of parameter passing called Binding. In Figure 4, you can see the Binding button underneath the step name in the activity step. On the right side of Figure 4, you can see the pop-up window where the binding is entered. From the workflow to the task (i.e., in the Task container ← Workflow container section), pass across BUS1065 as the ObjectType and the employee number as the ObjectKey.

You’ll probably want to pass the employee using a variable that was filled as the workflow started. Use the drop-down help in the Binding window to find an appropriate variable. In Figure 4, for example, the workflow is based on a payment request, and the payment request is filled in by the transactions that start the workflow. The employee number entered on the payment request can then be used to create the employee business object reference. If you can’t find an appropriate variable, call your workflow developer.

Jocelyn Dart

Jocelyn Dart is a senior solution consultant at SAP Consulting working in Australia/New Zealand. She currently specializes in workflow and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). As well as speaking at various SAPPHIREs and at ASUG, Jocelyn is a co-author of the book, Practical Workflow for SAP.

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