Awhile back I wrote a blog on using New workflow features in NetWeaver ’04 – local workflows!. I have a recording on it as well that might be helpful. The recording is a silent recording. It first covers XML persistence for the workflow container. If you are upgrading, you should keep the existing container persistence. However, after you are on ECC 6.0 and start to create new workflows, you should use hte XML persistence for the workflow container. That is the first part of the recording.
The recording then walks through creating local workflows within your workflow. I’ve received several comments on the orginal blog on local workflows. Some comments/questions are when would you use local workflows versus sub-workflows. Sub-workflows are preferred if the sub-workflow could be used in multiple different workflows. Local workflows are good when you could call part of a workflow multiple times. You can use local workflows to model it once, then use local events to call it multiple times.
One final note, at ASUG last week we started to talk about the new updated workflow book. It’s the 2nd edition of the Practical Workflow for SAP book. It’s been updated by 14 authors from 5 countries – including SAP development, SAP consulting, SAP solution management, cusotmers, and partners. The book has new chapters on ABAP classes, BSP, Web Dynpro, HCM, and heavily updated chapters on topics such as CRM, SRM, workflow building (including discussing local workflows). All proceeds from the book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. So, I hope you will buy the book and keep workflowing!