May 01

Custom BOPF Business Object

By the end of this blog, you will be able to..

  1. Create a business object, include a root node
  2. Create a sub node to root node
  3. Create an action on a node
  4. Implement a simple action based on the BOPF API
  5. Create a sub node as “Delegation” using dependent objects /BOBF/TEXT_COLLECTION and /BOBF/ATTACHMENT_FOLDER
  6. Test the functions of the new business object

Note: Important transaction codes while working with BOPF:

  • BOB – Business Object Builder
  • BOBF
  • BOBX – Business Object Builder (Expert)
  • /BOBF/CONF_UI
  • BOBT – BOPF Test environment

Refer the SCN document under below link for getting started with BOPF

Getting Started with Business Object Processing Framework

By following the steps in above document, I have covered below aspects:

  • Create a business object, including the root node
  • Create a sub node to root node
  • Create an action on a node
  • Implement a simple action based on the BOPF API

Below screenshot shows the business object that I have created:2017-04-29 11_01_18-183.82.114.111_4444 - Remote Desktop Connection

Now lets try to “Create a sub node as Delegation“:

Right click on Root node to create Delegated node:

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Provide node name, node prefix, node type as “Delegated node”, under “Cross BO Relationship” select “Ref. Business Object” as /BOBF/TEXT_COLLECTION.

We can choose from the available Dependent Objects:

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Note: The node prefix is used by BOPF at run time in order to identify the Dependent Object which is called by the consumer.

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Business object look like below after saving and activating. Node “ROOT_LONG_TEXT” is created under ROOT node and corresponding associations are also generated.

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Before we test this delegated node, lets make few settings in SPRO to link business object with text types:

SPRO  »»  Cross-Application Components  »»  Reusable Objects and Functions for BOPF environment  »»  Dependent Object Text Collection

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Create Text schema:

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Assign Text Type to Text Schema:

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Assign Text Schema to Business Object:

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Test environment (BOBT):

Add record to the ROOT node and save..

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As there is association relation between ROOT and ITEM, We can add multiple records to ITEM node.

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Execute the Action “PUBLISH” to check whether QUOTE_STATUS changes to “P – Published”

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In the same way, Add long text also..

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Now, I will add another delegated node to handle attachments using dependent BO /BOBF/ATTACHMENT_FOLDER:

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To make it work, I will again make few settings in SPRO

SPRO  »»  Cross-Application Components  »»  Reusable Objects and Functions for BOPF environment  »»  Dependent Object Attachment Folder

Create Attachment type and Attachment schema if required..

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Assign Attachment schema to Business Object Node2017-04-29 11_49_14-183.82.114.111_4444 - Remote Desktop Connection

Add MIME types on Business object nodes (Specifies the type of files that can be attached)2017-04-29 11_49_41-183.82.114.111_4444 - Remote Desktop Connection

Test and make sure the attachment node is working fine using BOBT transaction code.