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Create a Basic Workflow in SAP Business Application Studio

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Create a Basic Workflow in SAP Business Application Studio

Create a Basic Workflow in SAP Business Application Studio

August 5, 2021
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October 23, 2019
Set up a dev space and create a workflow module that contains a workflow.

You will learn

  • How to create a basic workflow
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Step 1: Set up SAP Business Application Studio

You create your workspace where you will later build the workflow.

  1. In your web browser, open the SAP BTP Trial cockpit.

  2. Choose SAP Business Application Studio.

  3. In the application studio, choose Create Dev Space.

    Create Dev Space
  4. Enter a name, for example, mydevspace, and make sure to select SAP Fiori kind and the Workflow Management extension. Then choose Create Dev Space again.

    Select Options

    Wait until the dev space is created and you see the RUNNING status.
    Dev Space Created

  5. Click the Dev Space to access the workspace.

    It takes 2-3 minutes to initialize your dev workspace for the first time. You will see a Welcome page once the dev space is initialized.

  6. If you have never accessed the workspace before, choose File | Open Workspace.

  7. Select the projects folder, and choose Open.

    See Projects Folder

    The PROJECTS explorer is opened.

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Step 2: Create an MTA project

You need to create a multitarget application (MTA) project that contains a workflow module.

  1. Open File | New Project from Template.

  2. Choose Basic Multitarget Application, and then choose Start.

    Select Basic MTA
  3. Enter a project name, for example, onboarding, and choose Finish.

    The IDE opens again with MTA as a workspace. It contains an mta.yaml file, which describes the application.

    See YAML File
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Step 3: Create a workflow module and a workflow

You now need to create a workflow module within the MTA project.

  1. Right-click the mta.yaml file, and then choose Create MTA Module from Template.

  2. Choose Workflow Module, and then choose Start.

    Select Workflow Module
  3. Enter a path to the location where the module is to be generated. We recommend using the proposed one.

  4. Enter a name for the workflow module, for example, approvals, then choose Next.

  5. Enter a name for the workflow, for example, onboard, and a description, then choose Finish.

    See Simple Onboard Workflow

The workflow module together with a workflow is created and opens.

In which tool do you create your workflow?


You have now created your first workflow with SAP Business Application Studio in the Cloud Foundry environment.

Your next step is to add a user task to this workflow and then display that task using the standard apps of Workflow Management in SAP Fiori launchpad.

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