Hello and welcome to the blog post for Flow Builder Plus.
This blog post provides an overview to configure the flow builder plus and some basic details consolidated in one place. It's more of a collection of Notes and blog posts already created by our colleagues. This blog post may not provide accurate solution, but it will guide you in case of some doubts. For any issues you can always connect to SAP by the various options provided in SAP for ME.
This blog post provide some details on:
Flow builder plus benefits
The basic configurations required for the Flow Builder Plus
Some common issues faced in flow builder plus
Some changes from old flow builder
1. Flow builder plus benefits:
First of all, why flow builder plus? Flow builder plus provides many benefits over the old Flow builder and you can find some of the details below:
It also provides many benefits from business point, check the blog posts by hongjun.qian for Business insights of Flow Builder plus.
2. The basic configurations required for the Flow Builder Plus:
How to enable the Flow Builder Plus?
You enable the Flow builder plus by switching the option 'Optimized data model and algorithm'. The path to it in SPRO is: 'Financial Supply Chain Management -> Cash and Liquidity Management -> General Settings -> Define Basic Settings'. For details on how to switch to Flow Builder Plus you can refer to the note 3303428 - Central KBA for Flow builder plus ( S/4 Hana Cash Management 2021 ).
Sometime even if all configurations are done the flow is not generated when fclm_flow_builder is executed. Check if the BSEG_FQFTYPE is in table VFCLMFLOWLVL-FLOW_TYPE. If not, implement the Note 3212172 - Flow Builder Plus: Bug Fixing Note 4
See note 3111810 -> E, this provide details on flow builder exit.
Report name in old flow builder: fclm_flow_builder and report name in flow builder plus: fclm_flow_builder_2
Delta tables(FCLM_BSEG/MM_DELTA) changes to Staging tables(FCLM_FI/MM_STAGING) in flow builder plus.
Two types of flows:
In FCLM_FI/MM_STAGING -> STAGING flows updated with value 3 for Liquidity Analysis and Flows generated in table FQM_FLOW with 9007*
In FCLM_FI/MM_STAGING -> STAGING flows updated with value 2 for Cash Position and Flows generated in table FQM_FLOW with 9008*
Some fields are not updated in the flow builder plus. The reason for removing those technical fields to maximize the data compression purpose. This is because these fields are not used for business but for technical usage: origin_system_rl, origin_application_rl, origin_document_id_rl, origin_transaction_id_rl.
Instead of these fields, you can use the fields origin_system, origin_application, origin_document_id, origin_transaction_id.
It is recommend to adjust your solution which relies on those _rl fields, you shall use those fields without _rl fields.
There are some changes in the Nodes in SPRO: From release 2020 onwards, the 'Rebuild Flow Types in Accounting Documents' and some other options are available in SAP Menu. Please find the below path on how to navigate to it.
SAP Menu Path -> Accounting -> Financial Supply Chain Management -> Cash and Liquidity Management -> Tools -> One Exposure from Operations -> Data Setup -> Rebuild Flow Types in Accounting Documents.
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