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This section will guide you to create a Tasks template for your add-in that represents Fiori Approval Services as Tasks items, and to work with them in Microsoft Outlook.

Prerequisites

Make sure that you have the URL of the OData services you want to use, and you have permissions in the SAP Gateway system to access the services.

Context

You can create templates based on Fiori business solutions that are best represented as Tasks items in Microsoft Outlook.

GWM Outlook Add-in supports out-of-the-box, Fiori Approval Services Wave 2, with predefined mappings to Tasks items in Microsoft Outlook.

The following are the supported Fiori (approval apps) business solutions that can be represented in Microsoft Outlook:

  • Approve Purchase Requisition: OData service name is GBAPP_PRAPPROVAL
  • Approve Travel Request: OData service name is SRA009_SRV
  • Shopping Cart Approval: OData service name is CARTAPPROVAL;v=2
  • Approve Travel Expenses: OData service name is SRA008_SRV
  • Approve Leave Requests: OData service name is LEAVEAPPROVAL
  • Approve Purchase Contracts: OData service name is SRA001_PCAPPROVAL
  • Approve Purchase Orders: OData service name is GBAPP_POAPPROVAL

To create a template:

Procedure

  1. Open the GWM Outlook 2010 Add-in or GWM Outlook 2013 Add-in wizard.
  2. Select Tasks in the Select Template list, and enter a name for your new template.
  3. Choose Next, the Select Service page displays.
  4. Provide the Service URL to access the service, or choose Browse to connect to the SAP Gateway system.
  5. Click Next, the Defined Settings page displays the predefined mapping between the SAP Properties and the corresponding Outlook Properties in the Microsoft Outlook item, Tasks. In addition, a summary of the enabled functionality provided by the service is presented.
  6. Click Next, the Additional Properties page displays.
  7. Keep the default selection for the Custom Tab, and enter a name in the Custom Tab Name field. In addition, the navigation properties in the service are selected in the Select Associated information Tabs.
  8. Click Next, the Project Summary page displays, and click Generate Project when done. The GWM Outlook Add-in template is created.
  9. Save, build and run the project in Microsoft Visual Studio.
    Note To run the project locally in Microsoft Outlook, build and run the project in Microsoft Visual Studio. The template with data type mismatch will not be displayed in Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook opens, and the add-in is now available in the menu bar.