Creating a composite application is most efficient when everything is at hand within one single design time environment. Visual Composer provides convenient search capabilities for enterprise services. It’s one of those small, yet important features that support development productivity.
Therefore, my new series of videos plus tutorial aims at enabling you to leverage the service registry browser of Visual Composer.
You may have seen my previous How to Consume an Enterprise Service from the ES Workplace in Web Dynpro in the new SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 on enterprise service consumption in Web Dynpro. It features a step-by-step demo of SAP NetWeaver CE and ES Workplace. I have replicated this scenario on Visual Composer:
“Develop a Visual Composer application that shows some details of a purchase order.“
- Browse a registry for an enterprise service that provides the details for a given purchase order. This is done from within Visual Composer.
- Use the identified service as data service in the application.
- Model the user interface on top of this service without any coding.
- ES Workplace as enterprise SOA infrastructure.
- SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 SP3 (or higher) installed locally.
It is a prerequisite to be at least on Support Package level 3 (or higher)!!!
SP 3 is planned to be available as of November 2007.
You can find the tutorial here.
- Part 1 explains the necessary configuration steps to be performed on the local SAP NetWeaver CE server.
- In part 2, the actual application is created.
Visual Composer search functionality is used to locate and import an Enterprise Service from ES Workplace.
It might be the most interesting part for you as it makes use of the registry browser to look up an enterprise service.
- In part 3, the user interface is modeled and the UI elements are mapped to the Enterprise Service. Finally the application is deployed and tested.