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This is a submission for the SAP Intelligent RPA Tutorial Challenge

Case selection

We are currently making some prototypes in the innovation and development department of Invenzis Uruguay (SAP Partner).

This prototype was created to solve a very frequent inconvenience in the clients, since it takes several hours of resources and the task is completely monotonous.

Case of use


Mass creation of deliveries (VL01N) and invoices (VF01)

In SAP ERP transactions, VL01N is used to create outbound deliveries, in this transaction the product is shipped from stock.

After posting the delivery, the invoice is made in transaction VF01.

This process flow requires several transactional hours per day and the process is completely monotonous and without added value, making it a great candidate to be automated.

IRPA solution

With the SAP GUI connector that has SAP IRPA Desktop integrated we can capture all the transactional movements of the ERP, in this way we can easily interact taking data from an alternative database such as Excel and making transactions in the ERP for each line read from the Excel sheet.


  • The excel sheet will place orders that are already ready to generate delivery, post and invoice.

  • The bot will take the excel sheet records

  • The bot will log in to SAP and perform the creation of the delivery / accounting and billing.

  • Bot reads the following record from the spreadsheet, if you are already logged in, continue making transactions.

  • if it is the last record of the spreadsheet, the bot performs the SAP logout



Flow IRPA:




Step 1 - create variables


In this step, the variables that are then stored in the values acquired in the Excel spreadsheet are created.


Step 2 - Sequence



In this step a sequence is created in which excel starts, a book is read and a cell is set.

here we will also save the value of the loop, our spreadsheet always starts in row 7, so its initial value is 7, for every lap you will add 1 until you reach the last record.

Javascript code:


Explanation of some points in the Javascript code:

  • In the first point we create a variable called "ultimacelda" in it we store the position of the last empty cell in the spreadsheet. For this we use ctx.excel.sheeet.getLastRow ('F6'); (F6 = cell with first value in our spreadsheet).

  • Second IF point to validate if we have to go to the Output "salir", this output closes session in SAP and is done when we are in the last record of the spreadsheet.

  • We keep in the variable "loop count" the position of the row in which we have the first data in excel.

  • In the last point we store in the variables center / postexp / warehouse and order the data we obtain from the excel cells.


The sequence we create has three outputs (login / normal and salir)

  • login: it is the first step and that is when we log into SAP

  • normal: if the bot detects that we are already logged in, it continues with the transactions without going through the login.

  • salir: Log out of SAP.


Step 3 - Login

In this step we perform the SAP login, create the delivery, post and invoice.

The delivery number is saved in the excel form.

In the last step of this block we save the value in excel and increase the value of the variable "contadorFor" by + 1 to move to the next row.


Step 4 - normal flow


This step is the same as the previous one but without login.


Step 5 - log out.


In this step we close session in SAP.


I hope this little tutorial will help you and that it can motivate you to make new developments in SAP IRPA, this tool is excellent and has no limits to create really complex automations.

I share a video with the automation in progress.




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