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As BADI’s have different interfaces, no of calls not transparent, context of call not clear also BADI’s calls are difficult to place properly in validation process (BAdI stands for Business Add-In. These are like user exits but are implemented using ABAP Objects. BADIs can be implemented in every stage of the systems),

But with BORF(Business Object rules framework) Business logic is written and extended for use in SRM for validation by creating Rules that contain additional Business logic and then registering these rules to events.

BORF features

One time integration of extensions into ‚standard‘ business logic‘
Defined scopes for processing of extension business logic
Modeling of business object in object oriented hierarchical approach
All business data easily accessible through defined interface
Defined processing of business logic (sorted sequence)
Processing of business logic only
Fast processing of business logic
Open for supporting tools (e.g. rule debugger)

Scenarios -Where to use BORF

1. User Action:Create/change/save/activate/close (e. G Procurement document)
2. At the time of  Check/Release we need to check the correctness of the data for all of the above fields. For registering a check on those fields, register a check rule on those fields.
3. Design a new change rule using BORF to check the fields mentioned in above chapter.

Rule Execution Scope

1.Open-New document to be processed or displayed. This event includes both creation of a brand-new object as well as opening a persistent object. If a change version is to be generated, then this event re-builds the whole object hierarchy for this change version.
2.Change: SRM objects are to be changed. This event does an auto-population of attributes as well as auto-generation or auto-deletion of sub-items. During this event no validation are to be carried out
3.Check: The previously changed sub-part of the complex object hierarchy is going to be validated. Errors are sent back to the SRM system.
4.Check_final: Final validation before posting. This event is useful for complex validations to be carried out once per transactions. Parameter of this event indicates whether the document is posted actively or is to be put on hold.
5.Close-Close Object Hierarchy.
6.Save: Save event. Parameters of this event indicate whether it is a final release or the document is going on hold.
7.Activate-Copy change version to active version.

 Process/Steps

Rules Creation
Rules Registration
Rules Programming
 

Process of Rules Registration is
1. Register to Scope (Change, Check, Final Check, Save)
2. Register to component change (on Header, Item, Dependent Objects like Accounting) Redefine a method of that interface
3. Add your own Business Logic in that method.

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  1. Tobias Trapp
    Thanks for sharing this information. I have a lot of questions: Can you tell some starting point for further research, a starting ABAP-transaction for example?

    Can you tell something about the technological background? Are there connections to SAP Business Rule Framework (BRF) or BRFplus?

    Best Regards
    Tobias

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    1. Tamanna Sidhu Post author
      Hi Tobias,
      To implement the rue framework,you can create your own FG with all the rule classes as local classes in that group,see how:
      a.Implement the enhancement spot /SAPPSSRM/BO_RULES by creating your own enhancement implementation (SE19) in your own package
      b.Create a BADI implementation for the BADI /SAPPSSRM/BO_RULES which is a part of the enhancement spot /SAPPSSRM/BO_RULES in your own package.
      c. Create a class in your package which implements the BADI interface method /SAPPSSRM/BO_RULES_DEF~GET

      This rule framework can be used for following business objects:
      PO,Shopping cart,Bid,Quotation,Contract.

      It’s unique features are -it provides powerful interfaces to navigate within the procurement document viz. From header to item and vice versa. Hence complex hierarchical document structures can be easily implemented,it also simplifies development to a great extent since the task of calling the check, change or save BADIs is delegated to the framework and it is the responsibility of the framework to make sure that these calls are made in a very controlled manner

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