Configure General Options for a SAP Activity

All SAP activities have the same general options. To configure these options, do the procedure in this topic.

Figure: General Configuration screen

General Configuration screen

Good to Know

  • In most text fields, you can use process data variables as an alternative to literal data values.
  • You can configure whether this activity waits for other activities before it runs.

    For more information, refer to How Do I Configure an Activity to Wait for Other Incoming Activities?

  • Some information about third-party integrations is outside the scope of the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and it is the responsibility of the vendors who create and maintain these technologies to provide this information. This includes specific business uses cases and examples; explanations for third-party concepts; details about the data models and input and output data formats for third-party technologies; and various types of IDs, URL patterns, connection string formats, and other technical information that is specific to the third-party technologies. For more information, refer to Where Can I Find Information and Examples for Third-Party Integrations?

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add a system activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open your tab.
      2. On your tab, drag a system activity onto your process.
    • Change a system activity:
      1. In your process, double-click a system activity.


  1. On the General Configuration screen, in the Display Name field, enter the name you want to show in your process.
  2. (Optional) In the Description field, enter more than one line of text description for your activity.
  3. In the Transaction Name field, enter the name to give to your SAP transaction. You must give the same transaction name for all the activities in a SAP transaction session.

    If you use a Begin Transaction activity, a session starts with the transaction name and in End Transaction activity if you give the same name, the session is closed. Between these two activities, you can use one or more Call SAP Function activities with or without transaction names. If you give the same transaction name as in Begin Transaction activity, it will use the same session. If not, it will create a new session. In this way, you can use the same session for all SAP calls.