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Function documentation Cockpit for POWL Administration  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

The Cockpit for POWL Administration provides a central access point from which POWL administrators can carry out all activities related to developing, configuring, and testing personal worklists (Personal Object Worklist, POWL). You also get an overview of all available personal worklists, making it easy to copy and adjust an existing worklist.

Note

If you use the cockpit to define and process your personal worklists, you do not have to carry out any further activities in Customizing for the Personal Object Worklist.

Features

Using the cockpit, administrators can define and process three types of personal worklist that are different from a technical perspective. Based on the technical data processed for personal worklists, there are three technical POWL types:

      Standard POWL

For a standard POWL, you implement the IF_POWL_FEEDER interface (interface for POWL feeder) and then execute several IMG activities.

      Reporting POWL

For a reporting POWL, you register an InfoSet Query for the creation of a report (evaluation). Data you want to access for analysis purposes must be grouped into InfoSets.

Reporting POWLs are used in SAP all-in-one roles, for example. The POWL is also referred to as the POWER List in these applications (Personal Object Work Entity Repository List).

For more technical information, see Reporting.

      Easy POWL

You create and process an Easy POWL using the POWL_EASY transaction (Easy POWL Feeder Builder). The transaction starts a report that processes and checks various table entries.  The system defines an Easy POWL feeder based on your data and implements the feeder in the IF_POWL_EASY_FEEDER interface.
For more information, see the report documentation that can be displayed on the initial screen of the transaction.

Activities

The Cockpit for POWL Administration is available as an activity in Customizing for Cross-Application Components, under General Application Functions Generic SAP Business Suite Functions Personal Object Worklist.

Note

You can also call the cockpit in the Customizing structures for certain application components, for example, in Customizing for Sales and Distribution under Portal Role "Internal Sales Representative" Personal Worklist (POWL for SAP ERP 2005).

Based on the technical POWL type you have chosen for your personal worklist, you carry out the following steps.

Standard POWL

You must execute the following activities for a standard POWL:

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       1.      Process personalization application ID

In this processing step, you define the business context in which you want to use the personal worklist, for example, to process sales documents or for inventory management.  The application ID is used in several subsequent substeps to process data for the personal worklists.

       You can set up an application hierarchy that maps a role or a group of roles.

       You can use the Check function to display the POWL design information for an entire application area. This provides you with a quick overview of which POWL types are defined with which queries, and whether they are visible in the portal.
For more information, see the system documentation on report POWL_D02
(Display POWL Design Information).

       2.      Create / Edit / Delete POWL Type

The Edit Type function starts a processing step in which you can register your new POWL feeder classes (Implementation of Interface for POWL Feeder). The system determines the content and processing functions for a worklist on the basis of the feeder class.

For each POWL type, you can later define several queries that differ in how their selection criteria are valuated.

       3.      Register POWL Type (Role-Based / User-Based)

The Registration Type function (Register POWL Type) starts a processing step in which you can define an application ID to identify the POWL type and enter a language-dependent description. You can identify your personal worklist using the application ID.

Registration takes place on a user basis or role basis.

       Assign the POWL type either a role (View: Type – Role Assignment) or an individual user (View: Type – User Assignment).

       If you want to assign an iView to a POWL type, register the type in the processing step (View: Type – Role Assignment) and do not make an entry in the Role field.  The system determines the POWL type for an iView based on the application ID.

       4.      Register POWL Query (Role-Based / User-Based)

The Registration Query function (Register Query) starts a processing step in which you register a query for a role, user, or entire application, thus making the personal worklist visible in the portal.

Depending on your system settings, several substeps are required before you can register a query:

       You use the Maintain Query function to define a query by specifying the POWL type that determines the content, for example.

       You use the Registration Category function to register categories so that your sales representatives can group multiple queries for clearer display in the portal.
These categories are part of the personalization settings and can be used by sales representatives to sort queries as required. The name of the category is used as the header for a group of queries.

Registration takes place on a user basis or role basis.

       Assign the query either a role (View: Query – Role Assignment) or an individual user (View: Query – User Assignment).

       If you use multiple queries for an application, you should define a category sequence for better transparency.

       You can use the Check function to display the POWL design information for an entire application area. This provides you with a quick overview of which POWL types are defined with which queries, and whether they are visible in the portal.
For more information, see the system documentation on report POWL_D02
(Display POWL Design Information).

Reporting POWL

You must carry out the following activities for a reporting POWL:

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       1.      Register an InfoSet Query for a user group.

       2.      Edit the assignment of the POWL type to the Infoset query. 

Easy POWL

Start the POWL_EASY transaction (Easy POWL Feeder Builder). You can edit and check an existing POWL feeder definition.  You can create a definition as follows:

      Automatic creation by specifying the table type used for POWL.

For each component of the structure (of the table type), a text view column is created under Appearance.

      Automatic creation by specifying an existing standard feeder.

As much information as possible relating to the entries for the POWL type is read from the standard feeder. The information is used to create the Basic Data, Appearance, and Interaction areas. The quality of the entries created depends on the feeder used.

For more information, see the report documentation that can be displayed on the initial screen of the transaction.

 

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