Visual Composer is a powerful tool for modeling of application UIs that can be used as standalone applications or as part of a more complex composite application or process. BPM (Business Process Management) is a powerful tool for developing rule-based composite business processes. With NetWeaver 7.2, a full integration of Visual Composer UIs within the BPM process will be available and the Visual Composer UIs will be consumed by BPM or generated automatically from a BPM process.
With the first release of BPM (enhancement package 1 of Composition Environment 7.1) this integration is not yet available.
To support customers that want to consume the Visual Composer UIs within their BPM processes already today (with enhancement package 1 of CE7.1) – a workaround that provides an interim solution was developed.
The workaround supports the consumption of the Visual Composer UIs in BPM by using a Web Dynpro Java wrapper application. It automatically creates the Visual Composer UI data structure, together with the necessary methods and events in the Web Dynpro wrapper component. Detailed, step-by-step instructions and screencam that explain how to use the workaround solution, are available here.
Since this workaround is only an interim solution for CE 7.1 EHP1, it will be replaced by the full BPM and Visual Composer integration solution in NetWeaver 7.2. Note that when you upgrade to NetWeaver 7.2 – the CE 7.1 EHP1 processes will continue to run, however any modification of these processes (in design time) is done using the NetWeaver 7.2 full-fledged solution.