Using Conditions to Control the Process Flow

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create and configure process conditions
  • Create a Process Condition and adjust the process flow

Using Conditions to Control the Flow in an Overview

Introduction

Sometimes a process is not only a sequential flow of steps, but it branches down one path or another based on the business situation. In this lesson, you will learn how to add a process condition that routes the business process based on certain criteria. These conditions apply an 'If/Else rule', and the business process responds according to the rules defined in the condition settings of the process. Therefore, when the 'If' expression has the definition of a condition, the 'Else' expression holds the instruction about what to do if the condition is not met.

With SAP Build Process Automation, you can automate your process to take different conditional routes without writing a single line of code. Now we will show you how to do that. You will use process conditions to get rid of unnecessary approvals by routing the process for auto-approval, or for a one-step-approval flow, based on the sales order criteria. For example, a sales order less than a certain value such as 50,000, does not need approval, and all other sales orders will undergo one-level approval.

Creating and Configuring a Process Condition

Watch the following video to learn more:

Now that you have designed a process with forms and automation, let's define which process flow should run based on the If/Else conditions that decide which process flow is executed and whether there will be an auto-approval or a one-step approval route.

Create a Process Condition and Adjust the Process Flow

Business Scenario

You will learn how to use process conditions in a business process to get rid of unnecessary approvals when the process is routed for an auto-approval or one-step-approval flow, based on the sales order criteria.

A process condition routes the business process based on certain criteria. These conditions apply an If/Else rule to the process content, and respond according to the rules defined as settings in the process builder.

To learn more about how to create a process condition and adjust the process flow, follow this interactive tutorial.

Exercise Options

To start the exercise, choose Start Exercise in the figure below.

A pop-up opens. You have the following options:

  • Choosing Start: the simulation starts. Follow the simulation to learn how to create a process condition and adjust the process flow.
  • Choosing Open PDF Document: a pdf opens. Based on the steps described in this document, you can perform the exercise in your own system landscape.

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