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HCM Processes & Forms: My Blogs

Attempting to organize and centralizing my collection of HCM P&F related blogs I have published over the years…

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General Information

HCM Processes & Forms: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Project

HCM Processes & Forms: Why HCM P&F often fails before it even has a chance

HCM Processes & Forms: My thoughts on the Adobe Interactive Forms TechEd 2013 announcements

HCM Processes & Forms: Why pick ONE form UI?…we have OPTIONS!

Releases

HCM Processes & Forms: What’s new and cool in Enhancement Pack 2 ?

HCM Processes & Forms: EpH 6 and beyond…..rise of the NEW hcm p&F?

HCM Processes & Forms: Clearing the confusion of Feature Packs, what’s new and when!

Set Up

HCM Processes & Forms: Getting Started…..initial set-up, config and troubleshooting!

HCM Processes & Forms: Making sense of the new SAP tutorial using FPM

Debugging / Troubleshooting / Bugs

HCM Processes & Forms: Gotchas, Bugs and Other Curiosities

HCM Processes & Forms: You spin me right round, Baby, right round, like a record, Baby, right round, round-round

HCM Processes & Forms: Pest Control 101 (debugging)

HCM Processes & Forms: FPM Search Help DUMP using wildcards? Yeh, me too!

HCM Processes & Forms: Bug Hunt – Workflow and DATAMAPPING!

HCM Processes & Forms: Bug Hunt – Incorrect/Wrong processes in the Process List

HCM Processes & Forms: “Work item 000000000000 cannot be read”…or the Case of the Phantom SLG1 Application Log Entry

Helpful Tools

HCM Processes & Forms: Tools of the Trade – part 1: Backend Services Audit

HCM Processes & Forms: Tools of the Trade – part 2: Processes & FSCNs Audit

Development / Configuration

General (uncategorized)

HCM Processes & Forms: It ain’t over till it’s over….and you give the user a nice Confirmation page!

HCM Processes & Forms: Getting Attached to Attachments

HCM Processes & Forms: when all else fails…Advanced Generic Services

HCM Processes & Forms: Adobe or WDA? Why not Adobe AND WDA!?!?!

HCM Processes & Forms: PA Infotype text?…..it is easier than you think!

HCM Processes & Forms: HELP! … drop downs, search helps, F4 and more explained

HCM Processes & Forms: Why FIELD INFO is so important in your Generic Services!

HCM Processes & Forms: Just for grins and giggles…..Social Media-ize your forms!

HCM Processes & Forms: A Concise Commentary on Comments

Start Application / Starting processes

HCM Processes & Forms: The Mystery of the Initiator Role

HCM Processes & Forms: Processes in the Process Selection List…how do it know?

HCM Processes & Forms: Select an employee? What if I don’t want too? …..Awwww just skip it!

HCM Processes & Forms: Start Object?…we don’t need no stinkin start object!

HCM Processes & Forms: The Many Faces and Frustrations of the Start Application

HCM Processes & Forms: Ladies and Gentlemen, start your processes…FROM ANYWHERE!!!

HCM Processes & Forms: Launching Adobe forms, FPM forms or BOTH!

HCM Processes & Forms: Pro Tip – Turn Processes On/Off with ease! (Restriction BAdI)

User Events

HCM Processes & Forms: User Exits, Dynamic Actions & Change Pointers…..Please check your expectations at the door!

HCM Processes & Forms: Good-bye User Events!!!!…..hello windowless WDA events!

HCM Processes & Forms: Making “User Events” Useful Again!

 

Adobe Specfic

HCM Processes & Forms: Arbor day comes early! Plant a tree (view)….on your Adobe Interactive Form!

HCM Processes & Forms: Required fields aren’t what they use to be!

HCM Processes & Forms: Just because it is called a “form” does not mean it has to be boring!

HCM Processes & Forms: US Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability compliance made easy!

HCM Processes & Forms: The Trouble with Tribbles…er, Tables

 
FPM Specific

HCM Processes & Forms: Images/Logos and Reusable Components for FPM forms

HCM Processes & Forms: Taking control of your FPM form tables…by brute force! (haha)

HCM Processes & Forms: HCM P&F on HR Renewal…no more ISR layer…what new magic is this?

HCM Processes & Forms: the Anatomy of a FPM Form and the Secrets of How HR Renewal HCM P&F Delivers Yours

HCM Processes & Forms: Smart FPM F4! (or “how to step up your drop-down list game”)

HCM Processes & Forms: Google Maps and how to step up your FPM forms game!

HCM Processes & Forms: CRUD with FPM tables (3 part series!)

HCM Processes & Forms: CRUD with FPM tables/lists – part 1 : the Basics and Standard Events

HCM Processes & Forms: CRUD with FPM tables/lists – part 2 : Advanced Operations

HCM Processes & Forms: CRUD with FPM tables/lists – part 3: Expert Handling

 

 

Workflow

HCM Processes & Forms: Forwarding Errors….what to do when the stuff hits the fan!

 

Search Helps/OADP

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 1

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 2

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 3

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 4

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 5

HCM Processes & Forms: The Secrets of Search Helps and OADP….REVEALED! – part 6

Case Management

HCM Processes & Forms: Making the case for Case Management

Security

HCM Processes & Forms: Security? Have your cake and eat it too!

Reporting and Analytics

HCM Processes & Forms:There’s gold in them there Processes and Self-Services! (Data and BI Analytics)

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      Author's profile photo Siddharth Rajora
      Siddharth Rajora

      Excellent Compilation and good we can bookmark it, i ll reference it in my blog as well 🙂

      Author's profile photo Imran Sajid
      Imran Sajid

      Thanks for organizing all of this and putting together! This is great!

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Dang, that's a lot of blogs.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      great work. but since sap is pushing sf is learning this akin to "dead programmer coding" 🙂

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      Well it depends if you believe the hype that everyone and their brother is moving to SF like packs of rabid dogs on a hunt. 😛

      Author's profile photo Dhruvin Mehta
      Dhruvin Mehta

      Hello Christopher,

      Truly wonderful compilation! 🙂 Although I had already discussed but I have created a document about the integration of P&F to Shared Service Framework...

      And I would also like to know weather is it possible to edit the form if we save as a draft and later we change it. and the number of process and form doesn't  get generated but only the GUID ( or th UID) gets generated until we send it can we create a number as soon as we save as draft.

      Another question is theme/ currently I am able to see the corbu theme but is it possible to have our own CSS and design?

      Sorry if I have asked a bsoic question but I am more in to SSF side trying to integrate the stuff 🙂

      and again thanks for the helpful links.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Dhruvin,

      I am looking for ways to integrate P&F into HR-SSF. Do you have some helpful documentation links...

      Thanks, Rene

      Author's profile photo Dhruvin Mehta
      Dhruvin Mehta

      Hi Rene,

      Ti be honest no for the documentation but i can definitely help you.

      Contact me on my gmail : dhruvinmehta@gmail.com

      and we used some standard and a lot of custom enhancements in order to meet the requirements from my client to integrate it with decision based checklist , imho standard was not sufficient to cover a lot of our requirement.

      nevertheless , u can mail me or start a new post we can discuss the same!

      Regards,

      Dhruvin

       

      Author's profile photo Alberto Sanchez
      Alberto Sanchez

      Excellent Compilation!

      Author's profile photo Sikindar T
      Sikindar T

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Sankarsan Dey
      Sankarsan Dey

      Exxeellent.. Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Bashir Ahmad
      Bashir Ahmad

      Good Job Christopher Solomon..keep up the good work

      Regards;

      Bashir

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great work Chris 🙂 , but why you didn't create blog for mass form !

      and what the difference between mass form and start mass process ?

      Regards

      Ghadeer

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      no more HCM PROCESS AND FORMS IN FUTURE

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      Source?

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      3/18/2016 updated

      Author's profile photo Li Wang
      Li Wang

      Mark!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      I am new to HCM PNF, what are steps required to show all the requests created by a user through FPM PNF.

      Tek..
       

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      This is off topic. Please open a new "question" and it can be answered for you. I would also say as you mention you are new to HCM P&F, read all you can about it, the help.sap.com docs for your version, the business package application details, etc....THEN come ask questions. What you just asked is VERY basic and is answered in the material I listed.
       

      Author's profile photo Reny Richard
      Reny Richard

      Hello Christopher Solomon, 

      Is there any standard report or application available for tracking the processes and forms request in user point of view?

      or we need to create custom application for tracking/cancelling the request ?

      Kindly help us on the same Christopher Solomon, 

      Regards,

      Reny Richard

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      Yes there is/are.....look at the "Process Browser" application. You can use it and then set "browser context" (ie. fancy name for an application parameter that you pass it to tell it which "view" you want). There are MANY options for "how" to view the process date. The ones I see used the most are...

      - Open Processes : allows the user to see/view the status of ANY process they were involved in (as initiator or processor/approver) that are still OPEN (not completed).....this way they can "track" them through till end

      - Search Processes : typically ONLY for "admins", this is a WIDE OPEN search of processes and all statuses....great to use for auditing/historical tracking purposes and more

      For any of them, the user can see  "who" processed it at EACH step and can actually pull up the form to see exactly the data put in at that step. VERY useful application!

      Author's profile photo Reny Richard
      Reny Richard

      Hi Christopher Solomon, 

      Can you pls tell us how to save attached document of Processes and Forms to content server?

      Kindly help us on the same.

      Regards,

      Reny Richard

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      I responded to your thread/question in Q&A.

      Author's profile photo Nitin Goel
      Nitin Goel

      Hi Christopher,

      Can you please help us, when we are trying to open PCR form in Browser we are getting an error as "Notification number doesn't exist".

      Where we can see Notification logs in SAP table and how we get know who is deleted the form and when.

      Thanks,

      Nithin

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Blog Post Author

      You asked this in two different blogs. This is not the place for that. Ask in "Questions and Answers" in the HR or HCM P&F spaces.