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Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – Summary

Yesterday I gave a webcast for ASUG entitled “Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow”. This is a short post that pulls together all the resources related to that webcast.

The SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service is a relatively new service (it was made available mid 2017) but already has many features and it’s definitely worth looking into and learning more about. That’s the reason I’ve been looking into it, and I’d encourage you to do the same.

The webcast was recorded, and you can access the entire recording here on the ASUG site: Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow. This page has a link to the recording itself (which you need to enter some basic info to see) and a link to the slides in PDF form.

There were only a few slides; the bulk of the webcast was a demo of various Workflow service features, which I did using the workflow definition I created originally to write a blog post series. The demo itself is around 30 mins long and I’ve also made it separately available on YouTube (I’d pre-recorded it in case of technical difficulties during the live webcast itself). It’s here: Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow – Demo.

The workflow definition I used was one relating to beer recommendations, and I wrote extensively about it, and my journey of discovery while I built it, in a 10 part blog post series here on the SAP Community. That series is “Discovering SCP Workflow” and there’s a table of contents pointing to each of the parts at that link too. Here are the subjects that the parts cover: The Monitor · Instance Initiation · Using Postman · Service Proxy Workflow Definition · User Tasks · Component Startup Recommendation UI · Script Tasks · Service Tasks.

During the webcast, I’d shown a slide with links to various useful resources. Here they are too:

Finally, this webcast was just one in an entire series that’s happening over 2018. Tammy Powlas put together a great post summarising all of them: Save the Date! Your Guide to Every Upcoming Workflow 2018 Webcast.

Have fun on your own journey of discovery!

Update 10 April 2018

A couple of days after this I was honoured to record a CodeTalk on the subject of the Workflow service with Ian Thain – the video recording is here: and there’s an audio-only flavour on the CodeTalk podcast, available here: SAP CodeTalk on iTunes. Thanks Ian!

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Thank you, DJ, for sharing the video and sharing your knowledge yesterday.  Reviews were very positive.  Thank you for supporting ASUG and the community.



      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams
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      Thanks Tammy, it was a pleasure.

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen

      Hi DJ,

      I've watched the video. It's an amazing demonstration of the SAP CP Workflow service and shows how technologies from different providers can be used to form comprehensive solutions.
      Absolutely clear and well structured. It went down like oil even though I was drinking no beer but a glass of wine while watching it :-D.

      I hope I can get my hands dirty soon with the SCP workflow.

      Thanks a lot

      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams
      Blog Post Author

      Cheers Helmut! A glass of wine would have been a good accompaniment. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Author's profile photo Backbone Team
      Backbone Team

      Cheers DJ 🙂

      Nice demo, I am digging into CP Workflow



      Author's profile photo Jing Biscocho
      Jing Biscocho

      Hi DJ,

      Nice informative blog. Was wondering if you have tried consuming an OData service via OData provisioning in a workflow service task?



      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jing - no, I've used it with OData services provisioned by the more traditional ABAP stack based Gateway component, though.

      Author's profile photo Jing Biscocho
      Jing Biscocho

      Thanks DJ. I have done the same. However, since we moved from an on-premise gateway to OData provisioning, we are very keen on seeing an implementation where OData services are consumed by SCP workflow service tasks from OData provisioning.

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      andrew curtis


      I can't see how as a SCP Wf admin I would edit the Context, maybe to resolve an error status wf.  If you have seen how it could be done it would be a good blog post 'SCP Wf Admin'.