SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2570879 - Creation of Expense Reports via API or PDI Not Supported

Symptom

You attempt to create expense reports (Business Object ERM_EXPENSE_REPORT) via API. e.g. Web Service with or without PDI involvement or OData.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Cause

The Expense Report Business Object is exposed and write-enabled.
SAP, however, does not actively support in any issues that may occur in the process of modifying data related to Expense Reports via API.
This includes any data sent via Web Service and/or logic applied via PDI or ABSL scripting - outside the Business ByDesign Application.

Resolution

External Access and Modification via cited methods is not within Product Support Scope.
The Expense Report Business Object (ERM_EXPENSE_REPORT) is subject to various interdependencies as Employee Data, Payment Arrangements, Cost Assignments, Localization Specifics.
Features of Expense Reports are determined to a large degree by Application Frontend Logic which is not altered by modifications via API.
The accessibility of such processes is limited in order to secure the consistency of processed documents.

Keywords

Web Service, Expense Report , KBA , expense report , web service , AP-ERM-ER , Expense Report , LOD-TEM-ER-COR , Core BOs - Expense Report, Expense Arrangement , SRD-FIN-ERM , Travel and Expense Management , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense all versions