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I love track based development in the NWDI.

I hate track based development in the NWDI.

Unfortunately both the statements are true.


Figure 1

Transport Scenario

Consider the following development/deployment scenario in track Welcome. Figure 1 illustrates this.  

1. DC HelloWorld  is assigned to Activity A (ACT A)

2. DC SapWorld  is assigned to Activity B (ACT B)

3. Check in and Activate both the activities

4. DC’s HellowWorld and  SapWorld are deployed in Development Server

5. To take it further, release ACT A and ACT B and import them in the consolidation server defined in track Welcome

6. Both the Developmnet components are available for further testing in Consolidation server

7. After testing, the activities can be assemble into Software Welcome and deployed in the test server configured for track Welcome.

8. Tes,Approve the software version and import the software to the production server.

What if after testing in Consolidation server, you find bugs in HelloWorld DC and dont want to transport the HelloWorld DC further?

But at the same time you want to proceed with deploying SapWorld DC to the test system…

Using the current NWDI you cant do this. Either both SapWorld and HelloWorld components get assembled and deployed to TEST system or nothing goes forward. 

Is this a limitation?

Check the first two parts of this blog series 

Pitfalls in Track Based Development – Part 1

Pitfalls in Track Based Development – Part 2

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  1. Former Member
    We run into this identical situation very frequently.  It basically restricts the ability to have multiple development projects going on at the same time, or requires teams to sync testing for certain changes to be sure that they can all go into test and production together. 

    Do you know if there is any plan to redesign the CMS funtionality to allow individual changes to pass through the track separately?

    1. Former Member Post author

      I wish SAP fixes these limitations with track based development.

      It should not be a major redesign for SAP.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Prasanna Krishnamurthy


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