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How effectively work item display can be used?

What is this blog about?

    This blog is all about, using step specific tab page for work item display, which is available for Activity and Decision Steps of workflow. The main focus of the blog is how work item display can be used more efficiently to display or change the step specific data.

    The discussion in below mentioned links was, A scenario where the end user wants to take decision on individual table entries, where they want to access the work item ID etc..

What made me to write the blog?

How to pass z table data to form in workflow

Re: Doubts in STEP FORM

How to create a form (form step of workflow) from a multline container

Re: Fetching work item ID in Form Step

how to put the data entered in the Form of workflow  to ztable

Re: How  to pass multiple records of internal table to workflow form?

Apart from the above mentioned links, there are many threads which had discussion on the similar topic. Finally, I found a way and felt to share with other SCN members.

          This blog is written, considering beginners and intermediate level developers, working mainly on Workflows and little amount of knowledge required on, ABAP dialog programming.

What can be handled?

    • Reading work item container.

    • Updating Z-tables only after all individual table entries are either approved or rejected.

    • Simulating a simple Activity step to behave as Decision Step.

    • Navigating through multiple tables entries.

    • Putting back the work item in inbox.

How objectives can be met?

  • By using INCLUDE<WIDISP>.

What are the prerequisites?

  • A Function Group.
  • Create a sub screen in the function group

Top Include of Function Group: PBO and PAI Modules


PBO Modules Definition





PAI Module Definition






Testing & Observations:

  1. Include screen name & screen number
  2. Execute the workflow
  3. Work item is created and in the users inbox
  4. Select work item and click on the display icon.


Work item in users inbox


A preview of sub screen would be available as a tab with title Bill of Material.

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      Author's profile photo Pavan Bhamidipati
      Pavan Bhamidipati
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      I please welcome, to share your  comments on the blog.
      Author's profile photo Vijayakumar Mukunthan
      Vijayakumar Mukunthan
      Hi Pavan

        This topic is nice. You are always rocking!!!!!!!

      Vijay Kumar

      Author's profile photo Pavan Bhamidipati
      Pavan Bhamidipati
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      Thanks, Vijay