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.
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.
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
Client Side Eventing – Refresh From Client Window
The following link will guide you How-To Refresh POWL Queries from a 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
Navigation to WDA without Object Based Navigation
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.