Eclipse is a wonderful Java IDE launched by IBM, but then given to the open-source community. NetWeaver Developer Studio (NWDS) is based on eclipse. It would be much convenient for XI enthusiasts to have plug-in for eclipse or NWDS which could show the messages based on the preferences which they set. This is the first plug-in ever coded explicitly for Exchange Infrastructure.
Installation is very simple and easy. It is very similar to any other eclipse plugin installation. To install, just download the plugin, extract the jar and put it into the eclipse plugin folder.
Window -> Preferences
On clicking preferences, you can find the preferences page where you had to enter your R/3 Connection settings.
Once these R/3 settings are given, you can straight away open the Sxmb_Moni Viewer.
Window -> Show View -> Other
Select SXMB_MONI View from Exchange Infrastructure category.
And, finally here you are!
Just by clicking the corner Icon, you will be able to refresh based on the preferences given.
If something is wrong in preferences, then, you will get some errors like these very similar to SAPGui.
The view displays messages in descending order based on date with the user id as well as the success/failure status on the first line itself. All the otherfields like msgid, pid (may be needed for further debugging) are stripped.
- Eclipse 3.2M4 (The plugin is not tested against Eclipse 3.0)
- JCo 2.0 (Dlls must be present in windows system directory.)
(Will try to provide this plugin for every version)
You can download this plugin from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xi-plugins-sdn
The most primary goal is to make it compatible with NWDS. Since the eclipse version in NWDS is 2.1.2, I had to downgrade the current plugin and make it compatible with eclipse 2.1.2.
Call for developers
This project comes under SDN Community projects and whoever interested in developing eclipse plugins for XI can join me in this community project.
The plugin is my New Year gift to all the XI enthusiasts who are more towards using eclipse. The plugin works with the help of JCo inbound connectivity.