SAP Cloud Platform Workflow

Discovering SCP Workflow – The Monitor

Here are a few notes on the workflow monitor app that is part of the SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service. Once you’ve enabled the Workflow service (follow Christian Loos’ two-part series “Getting Started with the Workflow service in the free trial account” here if you haven’t), you’ll have access to the My Inbox app. There’s also a couple of tiles that actually lead to the same app – the monitor …

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Groups in SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – Part 2

In the first part of the blog series, you have learned about the meaning of permissions, authorizations, and the IdP configuration. But let’s check all the prerequisites for using groups in the workflow service with the help of an example: There is a workflow for onboarding new hires. It contains some service tasks, for example, to construct the payload of the new employee, or to determine his or her equipment. …

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Groups in SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – Part 1

Introduction When setting up the environment for using the SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service, one of the main questions is how to deal with users: Who is receiving user tasks to execute them? Who may monitor the workflow execution? Who may start the workflow? The first question describes a participation in the workflow, while the second and third describe permissions. To interact with the workflow service, you need to do …

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Discovering SCP Workflow – Using Postman

Previous post in this series: Discovering SCP Workflow – Instance Initiation. In this post I’ll explain how I use Postman to explore the Workflow API, making the most of some of Postman’s great features. Folks like to explore APIs in different ways. There are various tools that I use – the ones that come to mind immediately are curl (used in the previous post, in fact) to drive the HTTP …

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Discovering SCP Workflow – Service Proxy

Previous post in this series: Discovering SCP Workflow – Using Postman. This post is part of a series, a guide to which can be found here: Discovering SCP Workflow. In this post, I’ll present a small proxy service I wrote to handle the minutiae of initiating a new workflow instance (see Discovering SCP Workflow – Instance Initiation). Why did I write it? Well, lots of reasons. Here are some sensible …

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Discovering SCP Workflow – Instance Initiation

Previous post in this series: Discovering SCP Workflow – The Monitor. In this post we explore the part of the SCP Workflow API that deals with workflow instances, and look particularly at how we initiate a new workflow instance, paying particular attention to how we request, and then use, a cross site request forgery (XSRF) token. In Discovering SCP Workflow – The Monitor, we saw that the Workflow API exposes these …

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Getting started with SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – How to build a simple approval UI

This blog continues my previous blogs on “Getting started with the Workflow service in the free trial account”. I have shown how to model a simple workflow, using the SAP Web IDE, how to start it from the Fiori Launchpad and how to see the approval task in the My Inbox application. Now, in order to actually complete the task and thereby the workflow itself, we need to implement a …

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SAP Cloud Workflow meets SAP Cloud Integration – An end to end scenario

Inspired by the blogs written by Christian Loos and Fabian Lehmann, thought I will give the SAP Cloud Workflows a try. Please find these blogs here. Blog by Christian. Blog by Fabian. In this blog, I would like to share my experience of implementing a SAP Cloud based solution for the following scenario. An external system sends a Sales Order to one of the iFlows running on our SAP Cloud …

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Getting started with the Workflow service in the free Trial account (2/2)

In the first part of this blog series, we have deployed our first workflow to the SAP Cloud Platform. To see the deployed workflows in your account, there is a “Monitor Workflow” app. Before you can run it, you need to add it to your Fiori launchpad. Adding the workflow apps to your home page Open the Portal Administration space (you can find the link on the Portal service tile) …

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Getting started with the Workflow service in the free Trial account (1/2)

The SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service is now available in the SAP Cloud Platform Trial environment. In this two-part blog series, I’ll show you how to configure the service and how to model and run your first workflow. In the first part, we will configure the service and model our first workflow.   Enabling the Workflow service Logon to your SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit and open the services tab. Search …

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