Import Solution Manager content to the dictionary

You can import the following from SAP Solution Manager into the Signavio Process Manager dictionary:

  • Executable Transactions from the Executable Library
  • Process Steps from the Process Step Library

We recommend to trigger the import to Process Manager before you start modeling your processes. This makes the imported content available to the modelers when you start mapping your processes.

You can import one or both content types into the dictionary. When you import both types, modelers can use both in diagrams.

Create custom dictionary categories

We recommend that you create custom dictionary categories specifically for SAP Solution Manager content and restrict write access to these categories to members of the administrators group.

  • The custom dictionary category for executable transactions must be of the type Others
  • The custom dictionary category for Process Steps must be of the type Activities

How you create custom dictionary categories is described in section Add custom categories for dictionary entries.

Import executable transactions

In SAP, executable transactions are program functions that form the building blocks of a solution's business processes. You can import the definitions of available executable transactions from SAP Solution Manager to Signavio Process Manager as dictionary entries and use them in your process models.

To configure and run transaction imports, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Dictionary Mappings tab.

  2. Select the custom dictionary category of the type Others.

  3. Click Import Transactions.

    The executable transactions are imported.

  • When executable transactions are imported, the full library is imported. Limiting which transactions are imported is not possible, since the Solution Manager API only allows to import the full branch content.
  • Only the name and description of the transactions are imported into the dictionary. It isn't possible to import attributes.
  • The folder hierarchy from Solution Manager is not imported, all executable transactions are added to the same dictionary category.

Import Solution Manager Process Steps

When you import Process Steps to the dictionary, modelers can link BPMN tasks directly to Process Steps. This way, the tasks contain all additional links, material and attributes defined in the linked Process Steps when exported to Solution Manager later.

  1. Open the Dictionary Mappings tab.

  2. Select the custom dictionary category of the type Activities.

  3. Click Import Process Steps.

    The Process Steps are imported.

All Process Steps are added to the same dictionary category, the folder hierarchy from Solution Manager is not imported. A dictionary entry for an imported Process Step contains the Solution Manager folder path for this Process Step.