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workflow prefix number

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can you pls tell 'how to changing the Prefix number in a workflow definition.



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Every workflow definition is assigned with an 8-digitsnumber with the prefix WS

Thefirst 3digits in the above 8 -digitsnumber is common for all the workflowcreated in specific client. please note that this prefix is not common for all the clients.

For e.g., If the workflow definition is saved with u2018WS95000052u2019, then it means that 950 is the Prefix and is common for all the workflow definitions created in that client.

1)go to transaction"SWU3' (Automatic Workflow Customizing)

2) select'maintain definition environmenttu2019 and click on expand.

3) select 'maintain prefix number'u2019option&right click on it.

4)click on 'execute Activityu2019

it display the prevfix numbers assigned to diffrent clients.

Tochange the prefix numbers click on change mode(ctrl+f1)

Make a note of all the informationlike sap system, client&package before changing

select the record to be changed:

Click on delete icon:

Click again on delete. Entire record gets deleted.

Click on u2018Createu2019 icon:

Give the Prefix number as u2018953u2019 (new number) and click on save.

Enter the package name and click on u2018continueu2019.

Henceforth, all the workflow definitions would have the prefix 953.



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Hi ,

Please explain in detail....

Edited by: abiram saxsena on Aug 11, 2008 1:25 PM

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This you have to configure in Workflow customizing,

1) Goto SWU3

2) Click "Maintain Definition Environment"

3) Below that click "Maintain Prefix Numbers", here you can maintain the Prefix Number.