[SAPUI5] MyInbox: Integration of Detail View – EmbedIntoDetail

https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2305401 (App to App Navigation CookBook.pdf)



Go to /n/ui2/fpld_cust and define a second target for your App, i.e. approve.

The approve target needs the “emdedIntoDetails” parameter:


Add the new target for your WF Task. Here you have access to all attributes of your Workitem-Container. Pass all your mandatory fields you’ve defined in your oData Entity.

Some examples: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/05/31/my-inbox-open-task-swfvisu-configuration/

If your missing some parameters, just add them in your Workitem Task and pass the values directly into it right from your Workflow Container. This looks much better.


Add a route to navigate via Inbox. The pattern has to match your inbox url.

			"routes": [
					"pattern": "",
					"name": "master",
					"target": "master"
					"pattern": "DataSet/{Pernr},{Datum},{Infty}",
					"name": "object",
					"target": [
					"pattern": "detail/LOCAL_INBOX/{wfInstanceId}/{taskPath}",
					"name": "wfobject",
					"target": "object"


	onInit: function () {
			// Model used to manipulate control states. The chosen values make sure,
			// detail page is busy indication immediately so there is no break in
			// between the busy indication for loading the view's meta data
			var oViewModel = new JSONModel({
				busy: false,
				delay: 0

			this.getRouter().getRoute("object").attachPatternMatched(this._onObjectMatched, this);

			//My Inbox Integration
			this.getRouter().getRoute("wfobject").attachPatternMatched(this._onWFObjectMatched, this);

			this.setModel(oViewModel, "detailView");



		_onWFObjectMatched: function (oEvent) {
			this.getModel("appView").setProperty("/layout", "MidColumnFullScreen");
			var compData = this.getOwnerComponent().getComponentData();

			if (compData && compData.startupParameters && compData.startupParameters.PERNR && Array.isArray(compData.startupParameters.PERNR) &&
				compData.startupParameters.PERNR[0]) {

				var sPernr = compData.startupParameters.PERNR[0];
				var sDatum = compData.startupParameters.DATUM[0];
				var sInfty = compData.startupParameters.INFTY[0];


				this.getModel().metadataLoaded().then(function () {
					var sObjectPath = this.getModel().createKey("/DataSet", {
						Pernr: sPernr,
						Datum: sDatum,
                                          Infty: sInfty


[Fiori] Send notification mail if workitem is forwarded in MyInbox

Workitem function modules

If you forward a workitem manually from the MyInbox or via function module SAP_WAPI_FORWARD_WORKITEM, the function module SWW_WI_FORWARD will be called. There the SAP implemented a BAdI call of the BAdI WF_WI_FORWARD.


The BAdI provides a method to add additional checks, when forwarding a workitem. I will use it, to send notification mails.

BAdI Filter

Create your own BAdI implementation and add a task id as filter. In my case it’s the task TS21500003 of the leave request approval workflow.
Now your implementation will only be called, if this specific workitem is forwarded. Now we implement the method CHECK_BEFORE_FORWARD. The method has enough parameters to get all necessary information to enrich the mail text.


First the workitem container is read out of the context. There we get _WI_OBJECT_ID element, which contains the request object reference. With this information we are able to get the current request object out of the workflow. I pass this into antother class where i already have a mail sending implementation.

  METHOD if_ex_wf_wi_workitem~check_before_forward.
* This BAdI implementation is used to send a info mail when a workitem is forwarded.


        "Get workitem container and requestId
        DATA(container) = im_workitem_context->get_wi_container( ).

        container->get_value_ref( EXPORTING name       = |_WI_OBJECT_ID|
                                  IMPORTING value_ref  = DATA(lr_req_id) ).

        ASSIGN lr_req_id->* TO FIELD-SYMBOL(<lpor>).

        "Get current request object
        DATA(lo_req) = NEW cl_pt_req_wf_attribs( )->bi_persistent~find_by_lpor( lpor = <lpor> ).

        "Send an info mail to each new agent (should be only one)
        LOOP AT im_table_new_agents INTO DATA(new_agent).
          zcl_hcm_leave_request_assist=>send_mail( io_req         = CAST cl_pt_req_wf_attribs( lo_req )
                                                   iv_tdname      = mc_mailtext
                                                   iv_pernr       = cl_hcmfab_employee_api=>get_instance( )->get_employeenumber_from_user( iv_user = new_agent-objid ) ).

      CATCH cx_hcmfab_common.
      CATCH cx_swf_cnt_elem_not_found.
      CATCH cx_swf_cnt_container.
        "In error case, do nothing. The workitem should still be forwarded.

    "Write Info to WF Log
    MESSAGE s001(00) WITH |Forward: Mail { mc_mailtext }| INTO DATA(lv_message).
    im_workitem_context->set_message_to_log( im_function = CONV #( lv_message )         "max char30
                                             im_message = VALUE #( msgid = sy-msgid
                                                                   msgty = sy-msgty
                                                                   msgno = sy-msgno
                                                                   msgv1 = sy-msgv1 ) ).

At the end I’m writing a little notification in the workflow log. The workitem context provides the method set_message_to_log for this. The log will look like this.

[Fiori] Leave Request Approval Steps with Custom Workflow

If you want to copy the standard workflow of the leave request approval process (WS12300111) and are adding antoher approval step (or you just want to add an esacalation where you set the approve workitem to obsolete and create a new approval step for the next approver) you have to implement the following BAdI. In detail you only have to add the new step ID in the filter, else the approver will not see any approval or reject buttons in his inbox. See details here.


Defaul implementation: HCMFAB_LEAVE_APPROVAL_INBOX
Default Workflows and Step ID’s
Add your custom workflow and the custom approval step id in your own BAdI implementation

As second step you have to add the Worklow in the customizing. You’ll find further information here.

Add the Workflow with Approval StepId
Add the Approve and Reject Buttons