Import Solution Manager content to the dictionary

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

  • All existing Executables
  • Process Steps from the Process Step Library

SAP Solution Manager is the leading system, this means changes made in SAP Signavio Process Manager are overwritten by an import.

Trigger the import to SAP Signavio 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. Only workspace administrators should have write access to these categories.

  • The custom dictionary category for Executables 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 Executables

Updates on dictionary items made in SAP Signavio Process Manager are overwritten by an import. We recommend that only workspace administrators get write access to the Executables category.

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

All Executables

All Executables from the Executable Library from the connected SAP Solution Manager are copied into the designated dictionary category.

Only title and description attributes are imported.

Type Name Title
Transaction TRANID
Program PROGID
Fiori-App FIORI_SEMANTIC_OBJECT / FIORI_ACTION
URL WEBLINK
Custom URL CUSTELEMENTID
SF-App SFDEEPLINK
Web Dynpro ABAP Application WDYAPPID
Web Dynpro ABAP Application Configuration WDYAPPCONFIGID
BSP Application BSPAPPID
CRM WebClient Application CRMWEBCLIENTLOGLINKID
CRM People-Centric UI CRM_BSP_FRAMEID
Java Web Dynpro WDY_JAVA_SOLMANID

To configure and run Executables 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 Executables are imported.

Updates for Executables made in SAP Signavio Process Manager are overwritten by an import.

Current limitations

  • When Executables are imported, the full library is imported. Limiting which Executables are imported is not possible, since the Solution Manager API only allows to import the full branch content.

  • The folder hierarchy from Solution Manager is not imported, all Executables are added to the same dictionary category. A dictionary entry for an imported Executables contains the Solution Manager folder path for this Executable.

  • Only the name and description of the Executables are imported into the dictionary. It isn't possible to import attributes.

Import Solution Manager Process Steps

Updates on dictionary items made in SAP Signavio Process Manager are overwritten by an import. We recommend that only workspace administrators get write access to the Process Steps category.

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.

Current limitations

  • 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.

  • Only the name and description of the Process Steps are imported into the dictionary.

  • If a Process Step is created in SAP Signavio Process Manager as a new dictionary item and referenced by at least one task, this addition is imported to SAP Solution Manager. A new Process Step original is created in the library and the exported Process Step references it. All other updates on dictionary items made in SAP Signavio Process Manager are overwritten by an import. This is why we recommend that only workspace administrators get write access to the Process Steps category.