What's New

What's New for Workflow Service

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2020

Technical Component

Capability

Environment

Title

Description

Type

Available as of

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-07-09

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

Workflow service is available on Brazil (São Paulo) as new regions running on AWS for use with enterprise accounts.

Changed

2020-07-01

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Module

When you create a workflow module in SAP Business Application Studio, checks ensure that the module parameters you provide are valid.

Changed

2020-07-01

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-06-25

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

Using the messages API, you can send messages to workflow instances based on the workflow instance ID. For more information, see:

Changed

2020-06-17

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Documentation

To quickly find available answers to common issues you might experience with your workflow service, see Guided AnswersInformation published on SAP site.

Changed

2020-06-10

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

The configuration parameters, data visibility and default collection query filter, allow a consumer to configure data sharing between different applications that use the workflow service. For more information, see Configure the Access to Workflow Data.

Changed

2020-06-04

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-05-27

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

The execution of a workflow instance is safeguarded by limiting the number of executed BPMN shapes, after which the workflow instance is set to the ERRONEOUS status. Such instances can be retried a limited number of times. For more information, see Conventions, Restrictions, and Limits.

Changed

2020-05-20

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

The restriction Supported Usages of the Workflow Service Within the Same Subaccount has been lifted. Within a given subaccount, you can use the workflow service in all combinations of service instances and subscriptions.

Changed

2020-05-20

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-05-13

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-05-06

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service

You can develop workflow applications using SAP Business Application Studio.

For more information, see Using SAP Business Application Studio.

Changed

2020-04-29

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Logging

In the execution log, you can view the executions of gateways.

Changed

2020-04-29

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-04-16

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-04-08

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Forms

Changed

2020-04-02

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service on Singapore and US East (VA)

Workflow service is available on Singapore and US East (VA) as new regions running on Microsoft Azure for use with enterprise accounts.

Changed

2020-04-02

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Export Workflow Data

The custom workflow and custom task attributes are included in the export of workflow service data. For more information, see:

Changed

2020-03-25

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Forms

Changed

2020-03-18

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Custom Workflow Attributes

You can use a mixture of JUEL expressions and static text as workflow attribute values.

Changed

2020-03-18

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-03-11

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service on Japan (Tokyo)

Workflow service is available on Japan (Tokyo) as new region running on Microsoft Azure for use with enterprise accounts.

Changed

2020-03-04

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Forms

  • You can model editable collections which are rendered as editable tables in task forms as well as start forms.

  • Bound properties within a start or task form that are not yet part of the workflow context are always created with a default value.

Changed

2020-02-26

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-02-19

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-02-12

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Scenario-Specific Tiles

You can create scenario-specific tiles for domain-specific approvals, using a new app parameter for My Inbox.

New

2020-02-06

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service Instances

Newly created or updated instances of the workflow service have separate client secrets for every service binding and service key. Note: The client secret is invalidated as soon as the service binding or service key is removed. Therefore, please ensure that the client secret is always read from the current binding or key.

Changed

2020-02-06

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Using the Workflow Instances API, you can search for workflow instances based on workflow context information exposed as workflow attributes.

For more information, see Using Workflow APIs.

Changed

2020-01-29

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2020-01-22

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Sample Application

You can choose Workflow Sample Application for paid global account and trial user separately.

For more information, see:

Changed

2020-01-15

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service on Europe (Netherlands) and US West (WA)

Workflow service is available on Europe (Netherlands) and on US West (WA) as new regions running on Microsoft Azure for use with enterprise accounts.

New

2019-12-17

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-12-11

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

My Inbox Request Rate Limit

My Inbox displays an error message when the request rate limit is exceeded.

For more information, see Working with Tasks in My Inbox.

New

2019-12-06

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Forms

You can model an enumeration with allowed values for a field type, which will be rendered as a dropdown or radio button group on a form. For more information, see:

New

2019-11-27

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Using the API, you can retrieve:

  • information about the workflow attributes in a workflow instance

  • the workflow attributes together with the workflow instance

Changed

2019-11-27

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-11-20

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-11-14

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo

Connect My Inbox On-Premise to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow

You can connect My Inbox on-premise to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow using SAP Web Dispatcher.

For more information, see Connect My Inbox On-Premise to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow.

New

2019-11-07

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Documentation

The documentation has been restructured, especially, the Cloud Foundry part. The sections Administration and User Guide are under Consuming the Workflow Service at Application Runtime renamed as Configuring Workflow Service and Using Workflow Service.

Changed

2019-11-07

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-10-23

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Editor

The workflow sample application to create workflow applications on SAP Fiori launchpad is available in the Cloud Foundry environment. For more information, see Create Workflow and My Inbox Tiles on SAP Fiori Launchpad.

New

2019-10-16

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-10-07

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service on Cloud Foundry Trial

You can explore the Workflow service on Cloud Foundry trial in region US East (VA).

For more information, see Initial Setup.

New

2019-09-30

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Deployment

You can enable parallel deployment of a multitarget application for faster deployment.

For more information, see Build and Deploy Workflow Modules.

Changed

2019-09-30

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-09-18

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

User Interfaces

The Monitor Workflows and My Inbox apps as well as start applications and task user interfaces based on forms support SAP Fiori 3.0.

For more information, see Create Workflow and My Inbox Tiles on SAP Fiori Launchpad and Configuring SAP Fiori Launchpad Objects.

Changed

2019-09-11

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Service on Cloud Foundry Trial

You can explore the Workflow service on Cloud Foundry trial in Europe (Frankfurt).

For more information, see Initial Setup.

New

2019-09-09

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Forms

You can add display-only collections to your form, which are rendered as tables with rows and columns. For more information, see:

New

2019-09-05

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-08-28

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-08-21

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-08-14

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-08-07

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Form Editor

You can model a start form. Start forms are used to initiate workflows and can be seamlessly integrated into your SAP Fiori launchpad.

For more information, see Create Your Form (Cloud Foundry Environment) and Configure a Tile for a Start Form on SAP Fiori Launchpad.

New

2019-07-31

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-07-24

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Technical Authentication

You can update existing service instances to add or remove authorities used in the OAuth2 client credential grant.

For more information, see Technical Authentication.

New

2019-07-17

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

REST API

Using the API, you can retrieve information about:

  • The deployed task definitions (GET /v1/task-definitions)

  • Which tasks were changed after a specific point in time (GET /v1/task-instances)

Changed

2019-07-10

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

REST API

The Task Consumption API was renamed to Inbox API.

Changed

2019-07-03

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Workflow Attributes

It is now possible to expose the parts of workflow context as workflow attributes.

For more information, see Configure Workflow Attributes (Neo) and Configure Workflow Attributes (Cloud Foundry).

New

2019-06-26

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-06-18

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Technical Authentication

Technical scenarios might require authentication without having an authenticated user from an identity provider. You can use the OAuth2 client credential grant to authorize REST calls for your tenant.

For more information, see Technical Authentication.

New

2019-06-13

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

REST API

Based on the newly supported OAuth2 client credential grant you can use the SAP API Business Hub to execute REST API calls in your Cloud Foundry account.

For more information, see Technical Authentication.

New

2019-06-13

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Expert View

The Expert view of My Inbox displays your tasks in a tabular representation.

For more information, see Expert View.

New

2019-06-05

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Custom Attributes

View custom attributes of user tasks, defined in the workflow editor.

For more information, see Display Custom Attributes in My Inbox.

New

2019-06-05

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Form Editor

You can use context path suggestions for form fields based on an exemplary workflow context.

For more information, see Define Forms by Adding Fields.

Changed

2019-05-29

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Customize Created by value

Customize the standard Created By information by using the CustomCreatedBy predefined custom attribute.

For more information, see Display Custom Attributes in My Inbox.

New

2019-05-22

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Tooltip for CustomObjectAttributeValue Value

A tooltip for the CustomObjectAttributeValue predefined custom attribute is displayed.

For more information, see Display Custom Attributes in My Inbox.

New

2019-05-22

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Workflow Editor

The workflow sample application for employee onboarding scenario is now available in the Cloud Foundry environment. For more information, see Create a Workflow Sample Application.

New

2019-05-16

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-05-08

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-05-02

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-04-25

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Workflow API

You can retrieve information about a specific workflow instance using the following endpoint: /v1/workflow-instances/{workflowInstanceId}.

For more information, see Workflow API for Neo.

Changed

2019-04-17

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

New Label

A new label Decision Note is introduced in the Custom Actions Decision dialog.

For more information, see Working with Tasks in My Inbox.

New

2019-04-10

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Form Editor

Forms are validated while you create them.

For more information, see Form Validation in the Neo Environment and Form Validation in the Cloud Foundry Environment.

Changed

2019-04-03

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-03-27

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry

Updates

Minor updates and bugfixes.

Changed

2019-03-20

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Cloud Foundry

Environment

The workflow service is now available in the Cloud Foundry environment, see the product page.

New

2019-03-11

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Export Function

The feature to export an individual workflow file in SAP Web IDE Full-Stack is no longer available. You can use the standard export feature in SAP Web IDE to export the complete workflow project as a ZIP file.

Changed

2019-03-11

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Updates

Minor updates.

New

2019-01-30

My Inbox

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Expert View

The Expert view of My Inbox displays your tasks in a tabular representation.

For more information, see Expert View.

New

2019-01-23

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Updates

Minor updates.

New

2019-01-16

Workflow Service

Extension Suite - Digital Process Automation

Neo

Updates

Minor updates.

New

2019-01-09