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SAP Discovery System for enterprise SOA is a complete learning and testing environment designed to offer you the opportunity to test-drive and experience the power of enterprise SOA in a familiar landscape. Amongst other SAP products, it contains a preconfigured SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Packs 1+2 including more than 700 reusable enterprise services.

Recently, SAP released the new cornerstone products in its enterprise SOA roadmap – the NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) and the Enterprise Services Repository (ESR) Although the CE and the ESR are not installed on the Discovery System, we included with the Discovery System all the needed data and configuration that ensure easy and straight forward integration between the Discovery System and CE/ESR.

How How Does It Work?

Basically, we simulate the real life “side-car” approach which means that the Discovery System simulates your productive ERP 6.0/NW 7.0 environment and serves as a backend providing services to the NW CE environment which runs on a separate system.


Step-by-Step Exercise

We recently published an exciting step-by-step exercise including downloadable source code that will guide you through the process of developing a “sales order tracking” composite application that uses the CE, the ESR and also leverages enterprise services from the Discovery System. By following the exercise you will learn:

  • How to consume enterprise services via the Service Registry from the Discovery System by using  different User Interface (UI) tools of CE
  • How to model and define a new enterprise service using the ESR by leveraging an existing service from the Discovery System
  • How to implement an enterprise service using the Composite Application Framework and services composition

The exercise is divided into three main parts:

1. Instructions for setting up the development environment including installation of CE, ESR and NW developer studio.

2. Enterprise services discovery and consumption.


Consuming enterprise services flow diagram

3. Definition and implementation of a new enterprise service using the ESR and the Composite Application framework.


Implementing new enterprise services flow diagram

What Do You Need To Get Started?
All you need is the SAP Discovery System V3, a PC with 2GB of RAM (for the CE+ESR installation,) and some free time. Then you can download the exercise document and let the fun begin!

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  1. Former Member
    I am not able to download the docs you have provided in the blog.It is giving an error saying  that File has been corrupted.

    Can you plz check  it once.


  2. Former Member
    During the migration process problems have been reported for this blog. The blog content may look corrupt due to not supported HTML code on this platform. Please adjust the blog content manually before moving it to an official community.
      1. Former Member

        Exeercises are really helpful. I could not get any instructions on how to start & connect to ARIS server from SAP Discovery. Any help will be useful.


  3. Chan Jin Park

    I followed the excerise and in the page 21, g. after I enter my CE box user id / pw, I can see WDSL property name which it came from R/3, but I am not able to see “select the end point for this service from the low part”.

    for the service state showed as activated/deployed. I am able to see the WDSP property name, but configured service state, I am not able to see the end point…

    Any Idea ?


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