tech article : extension of parallel workitems

Remark : this is a very technical article on MDG, workflow, Web Dynpro and BRF+
As it contains a lot of source code, we've choosen to make it available as file download.

description

If parallel change request stages exist during an MDG process, the user can see the different work items by pressing the "Work Items" button.
The default pop-up only shows the ID and the description of the work Item but gives no further information.
For a customer of ours, we have extended this standard pop-up so that they know who the processor of the work Item is next to the status of the sub workflow.

Standard screen

Standard screen

 

In particular, the status display is useful since the change request status cannot be changed during a parallel sub workflow as several parallel steps can have a different status.
In the document, we read the current sub-workflow step from the work item container and we look at the BRF+ table for the corresponding status.

The extended version

The extended version

Big thanks to Niels who was willing to share this knowledge with us !

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