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This document focuses on the configurations required for MSS POWL inbox using LAUNCHPADHANDLER action.

The document is an extension to the great work done by Sagar in his blog:-

Though in most cases object based navigation using OBJECTNAVIGATIONLAUNCHER would be the preffered approach but in some cases using Launchpadhandler action can serve the purpose as well. Unfortunately there is not much of information available (atleast I couldnt find much) on how to use this action.

Hence I ended up writing this blog in order to share my thoughts.

This blog does not intend to go into details described by Sagar in his earlier blog. It is just specific to the use of launchpadhandler action.

Scenario - Launching custom WDA from MSS POWL Inbox using LAUNCHPADHANDLER action -

1) Configure the MSS POWL inbox iView on the portal using the WebDynpro application & POWL application id as mentioned in Sagar's blog.

2) Configure launchpad using LPD_CUST transaction:-

    a) Create new launchpad role or use the existing one -


     b) Configure the launchpad created in step a:

         I have configured it for my custom WDA application which would eventually be launched from the POWL MSS inbox



3) Configure the POWL inbox tables:-


      SPRO path - Cross-Application Components->Processes and Tools for Enterprise Applications->Inbox


     a) Assign Task IDs to POWL Types: View IBO_C_WF_TA_P_SC


     b) Define Tasks and Actions->Create or Change Actions: View IBO_V_WF_ACC


     c) Define Tasks and Actions->Define Action Properties: View IBO_V_WF_APC



     d)  Define Tasks and Actions->Define Task Properties: View IBO_V_WF_TAC



     e)  Define Tasks and Actions->Assign Actions to Tasks: View IBO_V_WF_TTAC




    4)  The WDA application should be launched upon the click on the relevent workitem from the POWL inbox iView.

Please go through the related content section of Sagar's Blog for more details on POWL.