Managing SAP Solution Manager projects in Signavio¶
Once you have established the connection between Signavio and SAP Solution Manager and enabled access to blue print projects on SAP Solution Manager’s side, you can start to manage project configurations in Signavio.
Adding a project¶
Open the Signavio Explorer and go to Setup - Manage SAP® Solution Manager®:
Open the Solution Manager project configuration dialog in Signavio.
Select a connector:
Select a connector.
Now, click Add project:
Click ‘Add project’.
Select a project from the list that appears. You may use the search field to filter the list:
Select a project.
The project has been added to your Signavio workspace.
Configuring a project¶
To configure a project, select it once again:
Open the project configuration
You can configure the following three properties:
The project configuration
Node ordering: If you select Signavio as node ordering, process steps will be re-ordered according to the sequence flows of the corresponding BPMN 2.0 diagrams in the Signavio Process Manager. Otherwise, the order will be kept as-is in SAP Solution Manager.
Mappings: Here, you can configure how SAP capabilities, logical components, transactions and documentation are represented in Signavio.
- You can configure capabilities to be represented as dictionary entries or not at all. If you activate capability representation, you can define custom attributes on task level of the type dictionary link that reference capabilities. Moreover, you can specify an attribute that links from the capability category to the category you create for modules and from there to the category you create for applications.
- You can select a custom attribute on task level of the type single line text to represent the logical component of the process step mapping and define a default value, for example the logical component SAP ECC.
- For the transaction mapping, you can select the following custom attributes on task level (again of the type of the type single line text) that contain transaction information: Logical component, processing type, transaction code and transaction type. Again, you can define default values for some of these attributes.
- For the documentation mapping, you can specify custom attributes on diagram level for general documentation and project documentation. In addition, you can define the documentation type.
We recommend to create custom attributes especially for the representation of these SAP-specific properties. You find more information on how to create custom attributes at Defining custom attributes.
Here, you can create and edit custom mappings between attributes of your SAP Solution Manager project and Signavio. To create a new mapping, click Add mapping:
Click ‘Add mapping’.
Now, select a an attribute from the SAP Solution Manager project on the left and map it to a Signavio attribute - on either task, BPMN diagram, or value chain diagram level, depending on the attribute you picked. Then, click Add attribute mapping:
Create a new attribute mapping.
To edit or delete a custom attribute mapping, select it from the list, re-configure it and click Edit mapping, respectively click Delete mapping:
Delete an attribute mapping.
Deleting a project¶
To delete a project, open the project configuration as described above and click Delete project:
Delete a project.
To prevent an accidental deletion, you will be asked to type in the project’s name and confirm the action.