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SAP ECC 6.0. SAP HR-OM, SAP PA, PA-OM integration, CATS, ESS. MSS

Summary

CATS Standard Task – TS31000007 doesn’t trigger any email notification to employee (on their email ID maintained in infotype PA0105, subtype 0010) when the Time sheet is rejected by the manager in Portal. SAP also does not send an email to approvers when the time sheet is sent for approval.

This enhancement enables us to send an Rejection email notification to the employee when Time is rejected by the manager in Portal and to send an information email to manager when time sheet is sent for approval by an employee.

This requirement should work for any CATS profile(defined in CAC1) which uses the above Standard Task or for any other standard/custom task configured in CAC1.

This document should help other consultants looking to implement similar kind of functionality for time sheet approvals.

Author:Vamsi Krishna Karanam/Parag Parikh   

Company:Deloitte Consulting LLP

Created on:  3rd July 2012

Author Bio

Parag Parikh

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Parag Parikh is an SAP ABAP/Workflow consultant with 5 years experience in SAP consulting. Parag has worked extensively on SAP ABAP/OO-ABAP and workflow. Parag has worked on RICEFW development on multiple SAP modules. He is a SAP FS-CD Techno-functional consultant as well.

Parag is currently working with Deloitte Consulting LLP as Senior Consultant.

Author Bio

Vamsi Krishna Karanam

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Vamsi Krishna Karanam is an SAP ABAP-HR techno-functional expert with 8 years of consulting experience. Vamsi’s experience includes consulting in US Benefits, US Payroll, PA, OM ESS and MSS. He has also worked on SAP HCM Process and Forms. Vamsi has played many roles in consulting environment including process lead, consultant, trainer and manager.

Vamsi is currently working as SAP ABAP HR senior consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Send email to approver when an employee submits time sheet for approval

When time sheet is submitted for approval, SAP calls subroutine FORM workflow_approval in include LCATSF6P. This subroutine calls subroutine FORM workflow_approval_default.

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In subroutine WORKFLOW_APPROVAL_DEFAULT, SAP determines approvers of the time sheet based on configuration for time entry profile in CAC1.

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SAP stores approvers in internal table LT_AGENT. Hence at the end of this subroutine we can place an implicit enhancement implementation to send email to approvers.

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Approvers returned by SAP in internal table LT_AGENT can be of any one the organization object types including Position, User, Role, Job, Organization Unit etc. Below is a sample code to put in implicit enhancement above to send email to approvers of type ‘S’ i.e. position or ‘US’ i.e. users. This can be modified further as per requirements.

ENHANCEMENT 1 ZHRIE_CATSSUBMIT_MAIL_LCATS028.

DATA:  l_message     TYPE soli_tab,
           l_send_result TYPE c,
           l_cnt         TYPE i,
           l_doc_len     TYPE so_obj_len,
           l_subject(50) TYPE c,
           l_email_body  TYPE soli,
           lo_sender     TYPE REF TO cl_sapuser_bcs,
           lo_receiver   TYPE REF TO if_recipient_bcs,
           lo_email      TYPE REF TO cl_bcs,
           lo_email_body TYPE REF TO cl_document_bcs,
           lx_exception  TYPE REF TO cx_bcs,                   “#EC NEEDED
           l_email_id    TYPE ad_smtpadr,
           l_usrid       TYPE pa0105-usrid_long,
           l_molga       TYPE molga,
           l_pernr       TYPE pernr_d,
           lr_msg_hand   TYPE REF TO cl_hrpa_message_list,
           lt_object     TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF tree_objec,
           ls_object     TYPE tree_objec,
           lt_approvers  TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF pernr_d,
           ls_approvers  TYPE pernr_d.

 

l_subject = ‘Timesheet Submitted for Approval’.

REFRESH: l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<html>’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<body>’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<p style=”font-family:arial;font-size:12px;”>’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.                                      “#EC *

CONCATENATE ‘Your worklist for approving time entry contains’
                        ‘ one or more requests that you need to process.’
                       ‘ For more information, see your worklist.’
                       INTO l_email_body SEPARATED BY space.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
CONCATENATE ‘To access your worklist, go to ‘
                         ‘ Manager Self-Service > Manage My Team > Time and Attendance Management > Review Timesheets.’
                         INTO l_email_body SEPARATED BY space.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.

APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

 

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘<br />’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘</body>’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

CLEAR: l_email_body.
l_email_body = ‘</html>’.
APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

 

CLEAR: l_email_body.

  TRY.
      lo_email = cl_bcs=>create_persistent( ).

* Get the length of the line
* Assumption: contents table will not be initial
      CLEAR l_cnt.
      DESCRIBE TABLE l_message LINES l_cnt.
      READ TABLE l_message INTO l_email_body INDEX l_cnt.
      l_doc_len = ( l_cnt – 1 ) * 255 + STRLEN( l_email_body ).

      lo_email_body = cl_document_bcs=>create_document(
      i_type = ‘HTM’
      i_text = l_message
      i_length = l_doc_len
      i_subject = l_subject
      i_language = sy-langu ).

      lo_email->set_document( lo_email_body ).

* Sender – System User
      lo_sender = cl_sapuser_bcs=>create(‘WF-BATCH’).
      lo_email->set_sender( i_sender = lo_sender ).
      lo_email->set_status_attributes( i_requested_status = ‘E’  ).

* Receiver Employee Email ID
      LOOP AT lt_agent.
        CLEAR l_email_id.
        IF lt_agent-otype = ‘S’.
          CALL FUNCTION ‘RH_OM_GET_HOLDER_OF_POSITION’
            EXPORTING
              otype           = lt_agent-otype
              objid           = lt_agent-objid
            TABLES
              disp_tab        = lt_object
            EXCEPTIONS
              no_active_plvar = 1
              OTHERS          = 2.
          IF sy-subrc = 0.
            DELETE lt_object where NOT ( begda LE sy-datum AND
                                         endda GT sy-datum ).
            LOOP AT lt_object INTO ls_object WHERE otype = ‘P’.
              ls_approvers = ls_object-objid.
              APPEND ls_approvers TO lt_approvers.
              CLEAR: ls_object, ls_approvers.
            ENDLOOP.
          ENDIF.
        ELSEIF lt_agent-otype = ‘US’.
          SELECT pernr UP TO 1 ROWS  FROM pa0105
               INTO ls_approvers  WHERE
               subty = ‘0001’ AND
               usrid = lt_agent-objid AND
               begda LT sy-datum AND
               endda GT sy-datum.
            IF sy-subrc EQ 0.
              APPEND ls_approvers TO lt_approvers.
              CLEAR ls_approvers.
            ENDIF.
          ENDSELECT.
        ENDIF.
      ENDLOOP.

      CHECK lt_approvers IS NOT INITIAL.

      LOOP AT lt_approvers INTO ls_approvers.
        SELECT usrid_long UP TO 1 ROWS FROM pa0105
        INTO  l_email_id  WHERE
        subty  = ‘0010’ AND
        pernr  = ls_approvers AND
        begda LT sy-datum AND
        endda GT sy-datum.
        IF sy-subrc EQ 0.
          lo_receiver =
          cl_cam_address_bcs=>create_internet_address( l_email_id ).
          lo_email->add_recipient( i_recipient = lo_receiver
          i_express = abap_false ).
        ENDIF.
        ENDSELECT.
        CLEAR: ls_approvers, l_email_id.
      ENDLOOP.
*
      lo_email->set_send_immediately( abap_true ).
* Sending the email notification to Employee
      lo_email->send( EXPORTING
      i_with_error_screen = space
      RECEIVING
      result = l_send_result ).

      IF l_send_result = abap_true.
        CALL FUNCTION ‘BAPI_TRANSACTION_COMMIT’
          EXPORTING
            wait = abap_true.
      ENDIF.
    CATCH cx_bcs INTO lx_exception.                     “#EC NO_HANDLER
  ENDTRY.

 

ENDENHANCEMENT.

Send email to employee when approver has rejected the time sheet

SAP provides configuration steps in IMG to sent notification fo rejection to employee. SAP sends notification by calling FM CATS_SEND_MAIL. This FM sends email notification to SBWP or UWL of employee. We can put an implicit enhancement at the beginning of this FM to send emails to email ID of employee.

Standard configuration to send email to SAP inbox on rejection can be configured in “Define Profiles and Assign to views” step on SPRO.

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Design custom FM ZHRTM_CATS_SEND_EMAIL and put logic below in FM to send email to outlook email ID of employees.

FUNCTION zhrtm_cats_send_email.
*”———————————————————————-
*”*”Local Interface:
*”  IMPORTING
*”     REFERENCE(I_AENAM) LIKE  CATSHR-AENAM
*”     REFERENCE(I_HEADER) LIKE  SOOD1-OBJDES
*”     REFERENCE(I_CPERNR) LIKE  CATSHR-PERNR
*”———————————————————————

STATICS : lt_pernrs TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF pernr_d.

  DATA: l_message     TYPE soli_tab,
        l_send_result TYPE c,
        l_cnt         TYPE i,
        l_doc_len     TYPE so_obj_len,
        l_subject(50) TYPE c,
        l_email_body  TYPE soli,
        lo_sender     TYPE REF TO cl_sapuser_bcs,
        lo_receiver   TYPE REF TO if_recipient_bcs,
        lo_email      TYPE REF TO cl_bcs,
        lo_email_body TYPE REF TO cl_document_bcs,
        lx_exception  TYPE REF TO cx_bcs,                   “#EC NEEDED
        l_email_id    TYPE ad_smtpadr,
        l_usrid       TYPE pa0105usrid_long,
        l_molga       TYPE molga,
        l_pernr       TYPE pernr_d,
        lr_msg_hand   TYPE REF TO cl_hrpa_message_list.

  CONSTANTS: lc_0010 TYPE subty VALUE ‘0010’.

  l_pernr = i_cpernr.

  READ TABLE lt_pernrs WITH KEY l_pernr TRANSPORTING NO FIELDS.
  IF sysubrc EQ 0.
    EXIT.
  ELSE.
    APPEND l_pernr TO lt_pernrs.
  ENDIF.

  CALL FUNCTION ‘HR_ECM_GET_EE_MOLGA’
    EXPORTING
      pernr           = l_pernr
      message_handler = lr_msg_hand
    IMPORTING
      molga           = l_molga.

  IF l_molga NE ’10’ AND l_molga NE ’07’.
    EXIT.
  ENDIF.
  “Get email address of the employee
  SELECT SINGLE usrid_long INTO l_usrid FROM pa0105
               WHERE pernr EQ i_cpernr
               AND   subty EQ lc_0010
               AND   begda LE sydatum
               AND   endda GE sydatum.

  CHECK sysubrc EQ 0.
  CHECK l_usrid IS NOT INITIAL.

  l_subject = text001.

  REFRESH: l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘<html>’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘<body>’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘&lt;p style=”font-family:arial;font-size:12px;”>’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.                                      “#EC *

  CONCATENATE text002
              text003
              INTO l_email_body SEPARATED BY space.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘&lt;br />’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘&lt;br />’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  CONCATENATE text004
              INTO l_email_body SEPARATED BY space.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘&lt;br />’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘&lt;br />’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘</body>’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.
  l_email_body = ‘</html>’.
  APPEND l_email_body TO l_message.

  CLEAR: l_email_body.

  TRY.
      lo_email = cl_bcs=>create_persistent( ).

* Get the length of the line
* Assumption: contents table will not be initial
      CLEAR l_cnt.
      DESCRIBE TABLE l_message LINES l_cnt.
      READ TABLE l_message INTO l_email_body INDEX l_cnt.
      l_doc_len = ( l_cnt 1 ) * 255 + STRLEN( l_email_body ).

      lo_email_body = cl_document_bcs=>create_document(
      i_type = ‘HTM’
      i_text = l_message
      i_length = l_doc_len
      i_subject = l_subject
      i_language = sylangu ).

      lo_email->set_document( lo_email_body ).
* Sender – System User
      lo_sender = cl_sapuser_bcs=>create(‘WF-BATCH’).
      lo_email->set_sender( i_sender = lo_sender ).
      lo_email->set_status_attributes( i_requested_status = ‘E’  ).

* Receiver Employee Email ID
      l_email_id = l_usrid.
      lo_receiver =
      cl_cam_address_bcs=>create_internet_address( l_email_id ).
      lo_email->add_recipient( i_recipient = lo_receiver
      i_express = abap_false ).

      lo_email->set_send_immediately( abap_true ).

* Sending the email notification to Employee
      lo_email->send( EXPORTING
      i_with_error_screen = space
      RECEIVING
      result = l_send_result ).

      IF l_send_result = abap_true.
        CALL FUNCTION ‘BAPI_TRANSACTION_COMMIT’
          EXPORTING
            wait = abap_true.
      ENDIF.
    CATCH cx_bcs INTO lx_exception.                     “#EC NO_HANDLER

  ENDTRY.

ENDFUNCTION.

We can call this FM in implicit enhancement at the beginning of the SAP FM CATS_SEND_MAIL.

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Shown below is the sample code inside this enhancement.

 

ENHANCEMENT 1 ZHRIE_CATS_REJECTION_EMAIL. “active version

CONSTANTS: lc_id type char1 value ‘I’,
           lc_key type char3 value ‘004’.

DATA: lt_prg_txt TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF TEXTPOOL,
      ls_text type textpool.
” Text element Text-004 of report SAPLCAPP is set as Header for
” CATS Rejection email. So read the text-004 from SAPLCAPP
READ TEXTPOOL ‘SAPLCAPP’ into lt_prg_txt.

READ table lt_prg_txt with KEY ID = lc_id
                               KEY = lc_key
                          into ls_text.

IF header = ls_textentry. “To identify if it is notification of rejection
  CALL FUNCTION ‘ZHRTM_CATS_SEND_EMAIL’
    EXPORTING
      i_aenam       = aenam
      i_header      = header
      i_cpernr      = cpernr.
ENDIF.
“The mail to UWL should not go so need to have EXIT here.
EXIT.


ENDENHANCEMENT.

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  1. Rashed Popalzai

    Dear Experts,
    thanks for the info.
    I do need to add notifications to my standard task 31000007. However I need more guidance as I am a newbie in SAP field.
    The enhancement you mentioned for alerting the approver when timesheet is entered, do we add it in the workflow in the workflow builder, or we can add a triggering event in the standard task (which I prefer as I dont want to miss up the workflow itself.)
    If so can you guide me on how to add the email notification as a triggering event in the standard task.
    Thank you,
    Rashed

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