Sometimes one needs to create Workflow forecast for the case if workflow must be restarted.

Want to share a solution, I found.

First you need to have a shopping cart header guid.

DATA lo_process     TYPE REF TO /sapsrm/if_wf_process.
lo_process = /sapsrm/cl_wf_process_manager=>get_process_by_document( header_guid ).

So you get a worflow process instance. Then you need to reinitialize process (simulate restart)

/sapsrm/cl_wf_process_manager=>reinitialize_process( lo_process ).

This call returns true, if re-initialization was successful.

So, it’s better to pack it in IF operator

IF abap_true = /sapsrm/cl_wf_process_manager=>reinitialize_process( lo_process ).

Now you are ready to simulate workflow

DATA ls_process_forecast TYPE /SAPSRM/S_WF_PROCESS.
    iv_document_guid       = header_guid
    iv_document_type       = /sapsrm/if_pdo_obj_types_c=>gc_pdo_shop
    iv_agent_id            = sc_header_created_by
    iv_language            = sc_header_language
    es_process             = ls_process_forecast ).

So, in ls_process_forecast you will get a workflow simulation for the restart case.

After processing of simulation you may need to rollback the work or clear workflow simulation cache.

/sapsrm/cl_wf_process_manager=>delete_runtime_config_cache( ).



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      1. karuna reddy

        Hi Konstantin,

        I have a requirement to restart a Shopping Cart workflow when it is resubmitted by requestor after rejection. Here I created a thread which will give more idea about the issue.

        Can I use your logic inside class /SAPSRM/CL_WF_PROCESS_MANAGER and method DETERMINE_PROCESS_RESTART to restart the SC workflow. will it work? Please advise.




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