All What you need to know about POWL in SAP

All About POWL in SAP SRM : The first step is to define what is. Then you will find extended list ressources to dive deeper including: technical, functional, monitoring, administration and enhancement. 

What is POWL ?

What is POWL ? It stands for Personal Object WorkList. 

It is webdynpro application.it is used for standard UI rendering of business data.

The need for a user-defined worklist has led to the development of the SAP Personal Object Worklist . The Universal Worklist (UWL) used earlier was a generic worklist, without the option of user level configuration. POWL provides you with a portal-based interface.

It provides you, as a business user, with a general overview of your work environment and all related business objects. It thus serves as a central point for accessing, managing, and tracking your object-related tasks.

You use POWL to define (and optionally store) queries in a way similar to ERP selection screen variants. Moreover, it is possible to flag such queries as “activated” so their results are immediately visible whenever you navigate to a portal page/workset that contains the respective POWL iView. Consequently, you have your customized “workload” (similar to the mandatory and externally “forced” workload in the case of UWL).

Check more detail in Introduction into Lists

Main POWL Transactions

Transaction Code     Short text

  • POWL_CAT               Maintain Categories
  • POWL_EASY            Easy-POWL Feeder Builder
  • POWL_QUERY        Maintain Query definition
  • POWL_QUERYR     Maintain Query role assignment
  • POWL_QUERYU     Maintain Query user assignment
  • POWL_TYPE            Maintain Type definition
  • POWL_TYPER         Maintain Type role assignment
  • POWL_TYPEU         Maintain Type user assignment

Personal Object WorkList Ressources

Portal with Personal Object WorkList

The Personal Object Worklist is a Web Dynpro application that has to run in an Enterprise Portal environment. To use the worklist in an enterprise-specific portal role a Personal Object WorkList work center is required.

Creating Portal iViews

Personal Object Worklist

The Personal Object Worklist (POWL), which is located in the content area of the SAP NetWeaver Portal, is a query-driven worklist that contains procurement documents (business objects) from your work area. The list of objects is assembled so that you can work on a defined set of items. While adapting and saving queries is possible, the focus is on having predefined queries, which bring your work items to you. Simple, one-step actions are possible, but typically you navigate from the POWL to an application to work on the selected procurement document.

The POWL with its flexible queries is particularly useful for users with the following work styles:

  • Routine: repetitive work

  • Calendar-driven: periodic tasks

POWL Technical Information

The personal object worklist provides you, as an Enterprise Portal user, with a general overview of your work environment and all related business objects you want to work with. You can define and save your worklists as queries.

The worklists are called with an iView on a portal page or in a workset.

Configuration Parameters

POWL Configuration Parameters offers the following configuration parameters for the customization, Personalization.
This is a step by step procedure on how to configure components

Reports for Personal Worklists

check this List of the most important Standard POWL Reports in SAP.

Client Side Eventing – Refresh From Client Window

The following link will guide you How-To Refresh POWL Queries from a Client Window: 
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/WDABAP/Client+Side+Eventing+-+Refresh+From+Client+Window

Personal Object WorkList EASY

The report POWL_EASY_BUILDER is used to create, maintain and check the table entries which defines a Easy List feeder.

Technical aspects of Personal Object WorkLists

This is a nice guide to the technical point of view.

Structure of Personal Object WorkListLs

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/15181

Navigation to WDA without Object Based Navigation

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/25336

Adding a Custom Button and Custom Functionality

This is a step by step tutorial / guide how to add a custom Button and custom Functionality in PO Worklist screen of Supply Network Collaboration

All credits go to FAQ ABOUT Personal Object WorkList

 

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