SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Developer Center
If you want to know about the latest and greatest features from SAP Cloud Platform Workflow, then you are at the right place. This blog is a one-stop source to find all the information you require, as a developer.
Here, you will learn everything about SAP Cloud Platform Workflow and find answers to your questions like – why do I need this feature, when should I use it, how should this be used, what are the best practices, what are the common pitfalls to be avoided, etc.
Please note that this is complementary to the product documentation and the sole purpose of this developer center is to keep the SAP CP Workflow community updated with the monthly product enhancements and to provide information on commonly used product features.
If you are trying the SAP Cloud Platform Workflow for the first time, then head over to ‘getting-started‘ blogs to an SAP Cloud Platform trial account and build a simple ‘Hello World’ workflow:
Getting started with the Workflow service in the free trial account
Getting started with SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – How to build a simple approval UI
All said this blog will cover various aspects of the product like Workflow Modelling, SAPUI5 application development specifically for SAP CP Workflow, Operation & Monitoring of Workflow, workflow APIs, Roles & Authorizations, etc.
Do you know if there are any SCP Wf Admin tools available? Thinking about things like reassigning a task to a new Agent, correcting Context data before restarting the wf?
I like what I see on SCP Wf but to use it in a production environment we do need admin tools.
Regards .. Andy
Yes, we do have the admin tools for SAP CP Workflow. Through the admin tools, you can assign reassign users to tasks, suspend/resume/terminate the workflow instance, retry workflows which are in an error state, etc. But to do that one would need WorkflowAdmin role assigned to him/her. Refer to the help document for more information on that:
What is the recommended approach for Cloud WF Context persistence (1.HANA DB or 2.On Premise ECC and access on Premise ECC Persistence Data thru Cloud connector)
We have HANA DB and also On Premise ECC.
The SAP Cloud Platform Workflow has its own context persistence. Anything which is available at the start of a workflow instance, context available as the response of a service task, context enhanced in a script task or the context updated from task UI are persistedin the form of JSON objects. So, you don't have to perform any special handling. The recommendation is to only persist data that is required by the workflow. For transient data (which are only displayed in task UI), you need not persist in the workflow context but access it via respective API when required.
Hope that answers your query.
this blog post is a really good central resource for most things SCP Workflow. Thanks for curating it.
Do you know if there is a comparison of current and planned features of the SAP BPM (PO) and SCP Workflow environments?
Any pointers are welcome.
You can refer to the product roadmaps for the planned features of both the offerings. Please keep in mind that both these products are targeting different use cases and it would not make sense to compare them feature-by-feature.