In the earlier versions of Travel management, before the existence of Employee Self Service (ESS), trip number is displayed for any Travel Request/Expense created in the system.
You can check the Trip column in the PR05 or TRIP transaction.
In PR05 transaction,
In the ESS travel management solution, travel related POWL queries are displayed as shown. I had removed Travel Planning related tabs from the POWL queries.
In the new version of travel management (ESS), trip related information’s are displayed to the user using the POWL queries but the trip number is not available/displayed. Below steps will help in make the trip number visible in ESS travel management as well.
POWL query uses the feeder class to display the information.
You can find the feeder class and query related information in the transaction POWL_TYPE.
For each type there will be a feeder class assigned. For example, for My trips, by standard the available feeder class is CL_FITV_POWL_FEEDER_TRIPS.
In order to display the Trip number in the POWL query, have copied the feeder class from CL_FITV_POWL_FEEDER_TRIPS to ZCL_FITV_POWL_FEEDER_TRIPS.
In the feeder class CL_FITV_POWL_FEEDER_TRIPS, in method GET_FIELD_CATALOG you have the hidden column name “Trip number” as below,
In the modified class ZCL_FITV_POWL_FEEDER_TRIPS, I have modified the code as below.
There will be syntax error in the customized class, you need to change the class name in the below method as well.
As a result of all the above changes, you can see the trip numbers in the ESS POWL queries as well.