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There are quite a few forum posts about custom development of ESS web dynpro applications or how to enhance existing services. It also seems to me that many developers are not familiar with the Floor Plan Manager architecture, its advantages and how it is used in SAP standard ESS applications.  I would like to show the benefits of using FPM within your own custom applications but also the limitations that I encountered.  Using a real world example I would like to build a custom application in this session from scratch. I got my time slot from the SDN team and it looks like I got about 45 minutes to do that and I think I might have to prepare some of my ‘cooking’ at home so that I can finish it during the session.   Here is a little more detail about the ‘scope’: I want to create a custom ESS application with the following features  – Follow SAP standard roadmap design/pattern    – BizCard Overview screen    – Detailed screen to update information    – Review screen to check and save/delete information    – Confirmation screen with navigation links – Multiple subtypes    – BizCard shows different fields per subtype – Multiple countries with different fields – Dependable drop downs  As an additional ‘bonus’ you can download right now the full presentation material and start working on it at home!  The SDN team was able to make the presentation material available via the following link: Please note that you have to be logged in to SDN to use the link!  I hope I could stir up some enthusiasm for my session – I am competing with other great sessions that are done at the same time slot – and will see many of you.
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  1. Suresh Datti
    Very nice of you & SDN for the download.. looking forward to meet you in person during the SDN Day.. one quick question, can we develop this application based on the WAS640 of EP6 or do we need a backend with WAS640? We are currently on 47 and run our ITS based ESS on EP6.


    1. Former Member Post author
      Great that you come to the SDN day…and especially to the session!
      FPM only works with the XSS component which requires ECC5.0 or higher.
      You can develop web dynpro applications with a 4.7 backend but you can’t take advantage of FPM and especially the DC component ess/per that SAP provides because the backend components are missing.
      1. Former Member

        We are in the process of implemeting ESS MSS and it looks like that suggested doucment would be very helpful to us. I downloaded the document from the mentioned location, but the zip file seems to be corrupt. can you please put the correct zip file again?


  2. Former Member

       I’m trying to implement the scenario “BizCard shows different fields per subtype” as per your document but not able to follow the steps properly. Can you please provide me more details on the changes to be made in the address overview helper class.
    I can see there is a non existant source code link under the following line in page 56.

    “Double-click on address overview helper class and perform necessary code
    – Check source code here!”

    Can anyone email me the necessary changes here.

    sdsarma at gmail


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