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We are moving to a new platform and one of the things that will not move over are the statistics on how often a blog post has been viewed. Time to take a last snapshot from the last 8 years of blogging. These are the most viewed.— Before you click on the link, close your eyes and thing about what was the blog post that made the biggest difference to you and do you think it is listed in the top 25? Can you guess one that is?  — Drumroll —

A couple of random observations

Wow there are some well known names and some surprises in the list, not the least the number one blog post by Steffen Weber. With 178K almost twice as many hits as the famous often updated originaly named XI FAQ post by Michal Krawczyk. Looks like the Excel Macro File referenced in Steffen’s blog post does come really handy. Congratulations Steffen for having written the most viewed post of the last 8 years.

I have to smile seeing that Michal’s XI/PI FAQ post is #2. I had long discussion with him why this kind of content should be moved to a wiki page so that everyone can improve it. His argument is that you need a curator, otherwise the quality isn’t there. Number of views he got is proofing his point, comments of certain links not working anymore can be counted for the wiki camp, but this is not the blog post to bring up that argument again, but to celebrate the top blog posts of SCN.

Thomas Jung can ad the title Master of SCN blogging to the long list of his career achievements, as 6 of his posts are in the top 25. I am always at awe seeing the beauty and quality of his posts. I remember the early beginnings when Brain McKellar nudged him after seeing his excellent BSP forum answers to post blogs. I am so glad he did oh and we miss Brian on SCN.

Love it that a Crystal Report post by Blair Wheadon is #5. It is a beautiful proof, that the BOBJ community has found a home on SCN. Being posted only 2 years ago in December 2009 it is also the youngest blog post on the list. Really amazing that it is on rank #5 already. Well done Blair.

Just wow that there are still 3 Roberto Negro posts in this top 25 list. He used to dominate the BW space, as it was called back in the mid 2000s. He moved on and is unfortunately not working in the SAP space anymore. Really bummed that he nver made it to a TechEd, or at least I don’t remember. I hope the hammock he once offered me is still standing somewhere in Italy waiting for me to relax in. Roberto we really miss you here, please come back.

Manfred Lutz and Ingo Hilgefort are the other two bloggers that have more than one post in the list. We have over 3000 SCNers who have written at least one post, To be in the top 25 is quite the achievement. Thank you all for putting the effort in.

The new SCN will bring a new start and I can’t wait to see who will be most viewed around this time next year.

Top 25 Weblogs All Time

  1. SAP NetWeaver Portal Reporting for Collaboration Rooms
    This Blog describes how to create consolidated and ordered reports out of standard SAP NetWeaver Portal collaboration room raw data files.
    Steffen Weber in Knowledge Management (KM), Standards, SAP NetWeaver Platform [Apr. 19, 2007 01:07 AM | 11 Comments | SAP NetWeaver Portal Reporting for Collaboration Rooms]
  2. Rank: 1   Page Views: 177840  (Stats updated nightly)
  3. The specified item was not found.
    Exchange Infrastructure – Frequently Asked Questions
    Michal_Krawczyk_PIXI in SAP Process Integration (PI) [Jun. 28, 2005 03:36 AM | 34 Comments | The specified item was not found.]
  4. Rank: 2   Page Views: 93240  (Stats updated nightly)
  5. Sending E-Mail from ABAP – Version 610 and Higher – BCS Interface
    Yesterday I posted a weblog on how to send E-Mails from ABAP in releases <= 46D using the API functions. Today we are going to look at releases >= 610 and the BCS Interface.
    Thomas Jung in ABAP, Application Server [Sep. 08, 2004 03:13 AM | 236 Comments | Sending E-Mail from ABAP – Version 610 and Higher – BCS Interface]
  6. Rank: 3   Page Views: 88435  (Stats updated nightly)
  7. Web Dynpro ABAP Demonstration Videos
    Web Dynpro, with its strong graphical modeling environment, provides an interesting challenge for authors of all types of written materials on the subject. Often videos can fill that gap. This weblog describes several hours of newly released Web Dynpro ABAP videos.
    Thomas Jung in ABAP, Beginner, Enterprise Portal (EP), Web Dynpro [Jun. 20, 2006 11:17 AM | 111 Comments | Web Dynpro ABAP Demonstration Videos]
  8. Rank: 4   Page Views: 70265  (Stats updated nightly)
  9. Crystal Reports in Visual Studio 2010
    An overview of how Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 customers will receive Crystal Reports.
    Blair Wheadon in SAP Crystal Reports, Interoperability .NET [Dec. 10, 2009 11:58 AM | 50 Comments | Crystal Reports in Visual Studio 2010]
  10. Rank: 5   Page Views: 65923  (Stats updated nightly)
  11. New Blog Series: ABAP Trial Version for Newbies
    New Blog Series: ABAP Trial Version for Newbies With the new build of the SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP Trial Version (SP11), we in SAP NetWeaver Product Management are eager to introduce, through a series of blogs, SAP ABAP technology to those with limited ABAP experience.
    Manfred Lutz in ABAP, Application Server, Beginner, Web Dynpro [Mar. 16, 2007 03:46 AM | 46 Comments | New Blog Series: ABAP Trial Version for Newbies]
  12. Rank: 6   Page Views: 62256  (Stats updated nightly)
  13. BusinessObjects and SAP Part I
    This is Part I of a series on BusinessObjects and SAP products
    Ingo Hilgefort in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse, Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects), Business Process Expert [Feb. 07, 2008 12:15 AM | 54 Comments | BusinessObjects and SAP Part I]
  14. Rank: 7   Page Views: 62107  (Stats updated nightly)
  15. How do you activate ABAP Proxies?
    Have you got the error message “Unable to connect to the Integration Builder, when you are trying to create a ABAP PROXY from a R/3 system? This blog show the steps to be executed to make sure you are able to build ABAP Proxies.
    vijaya kumari in SAP Process Integration (PI) [Jan. 26, 2006 03:49 AM | 6 Comments | How do you activate ABAP Proxies?]
  16. Rank: 8   Page Views: 59635  (Stats updated nightly)
  17. SAP NetWeaver 7.0 – Java and ABAP Trial Version on Linux – VMware Edition – Tips & Tricks
    Here you find the required steps missed out in the official Documentation. How to get the Application Server running, install the License and connect from Windows.
    Gregor Wolf in ABAP, SAP NetWeaver Platform [Mar. 31, 2008 01:04 AM | 158 Comments | SAP NetWeaver 7.0 – Java and ABAP Trial Version on Linux – VMware Edition – Tips & Tricks]
  18. Rank: 9   Page Views: 55940  (Stats updated nightly)
  19. BSP a Developer’s Journal Part XIV – Consuming WebServices with ABAP
    In this BSP Developer’s Journal we once again look at a technology that just does ride on the edge of the BSP environment. We look at how we can call WebServices with ABAP.
    Thomas Jung in Business Server Pages, ABAP, Application Server [Nov. 17, 2004 10:44 AM | 120 Comments | BSP a Developer’s Journal Part XIV – Consuming WebServices with ABAP]
  20. Rank: 10   Page Views: 53930  (Stats updated nightly)
  21. LOGISTIC COCKPIT DELTA MECHANISM – Episode one: V3 Update, the ‘serializer’
    This is the first episode of a series (of three) concernig delta mechanism in the Logistic Cockpit for BW. Here you can find a short overview examining the conception and technical background of delta extraction related to logistic flows towards BW system by using the Serialized V3 Update.
    Roberto Negro in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse [Dec. 16, 2004 05:06 AM | 15 Comments | Permalink]
  22. Rank: 11   Page Views: 53662  (Stats updated nightly)
  23. Basic ABAP OO eLearnings
    I frequently receive requests for learning materials on basic ABAP Object Oriented concepts. In response I have created a 5 part eLearning series that is intended to be accessible to anyone just starting out with ABAP OO.
    Thomas Jung in ABAP, Beginner, Business Server Pages, Web Dynpro [Aug. 11, 2009 06:29 AM | 27 Comments | Basic ABAP OO eLearnings]
  24. Rank: 12   Page Views: 52093  (Stats updated nightly)
  25. Troubleshoot the SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI Frontend Installation
    This aim of this blog is to discuss how to configure your browser parameters as well as discuss how to install the latest SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI Frontend Components. Keep in mind that it is always best to keep your frontend patches up to do date. This article covers most of the issues I’ve seen when working with different browsers and frontend components specifically related to installation of frontend components.
    Prakash Darji in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal (EP) [Jul. 26, 2006 05:24 AM | 117 Comments | Troubleshoot the SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI Frontend Installation]
  26. Rank: 13   Page Views: 50939  (Stats updated nightly)
  27. LOGISTIC COCKPIT – WHEN YOU NEED MORE – First option: enhance it !
    Through this weblog we will go on in our tour around the logistic data extraction world: after having familiarized with the data flows that the system can run for every available update methods in LBWE and before approaching all the other extraction mechanisms managed by SAP Business Warehouse, now it’s necessary facing this question: what’s happen if a standard logistic datasource (and its related information set) is not enough for our needs ?
    Roberto Negro in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse [Feb. 14, 2005 07:59 AM | 40 Comments | LOGISTIC COCKPIT – WHEN YOU NEED MORE – First option: enhance it !]
  28. Rank: 14   Page Views: 50372  (Stats updated nightly)
  29. Web Dynpro ABAP exercises from TechEd 2007
    For those who are looking to improve their Web Dynpro ABAP skills, here is the content of the hands-on session for Web Dynpro ABAP at TechEd 2007. Based on the ESM (Enterprise Sales Model), the exercises are structured so that the result of one task forms the foundation for the next exercise. The download contains all required objects, the ESM data generator, the example solutions, the templates, and the document ‘CD255 Developing User Interfaces with Web Dynpro ABAP’. All you need is a local installation of the latest ABAP Trial Version.
    Manfred Lutz in ABAP, Application Server, Web Dynpro [Feb. 21, 2008 01:32 AM | 38 Comments | Web Dynpro ABAP exercises from TechEd 2007]
  30. Rank: 16   Page Views: 46479  (Stats updated nightly)
  31. Gravity – Collaborative Business Process Modelling within Google Wave
    Gravity is a prototype developed by SAP Research in Brisbane, Australia and SAP NetWeaver Development providing real-time, cloud-based collaborative business process modelling within Google Wave. Google Wave is Google’s new real-time collaboration platform that combines features of e-mail, social networking, wikis and instant messaging in one integrated browser-based client.
    Alexander Dreiling in Service-Oriented Architecture, Business Process Expert, Business Process Management, Business Process Modeling, Business Rules Management, Composition Environment (CE), Consumer Products, Insurance, Interoperability, SAP NetWeaver Platform, SAP Research, Enterprise Social Systems [Sep. 02, 2009 11:56 PM | 52 Comments | Gravity – Collaborative Business Process Modelling within Google Wave]
  32. Rank: 15   Page Views: 46472  (Stats updated nightly)
  33. Update Your ABAP Development Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7.0
    If the title of this blog sounds familiar, then chances are good that you have attended session CD251 at one of the TechEds this year. Now find out how some of the core content of this TechEd Session has been made available as an Online SDN E-Learning.
    Thomas Jung in ABAP, Service-Oriented Architecture, SAP Process Integration (PI), SAP TechEd, Web Dynpro [Dec. 19, 2007 06:49 AM | 37 Comments | Update Your ABAP Development Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7.0]
  34. Rank: 17   Page Views: 46118  (Stats updated nightly)
  35. BusinessObjects and SAP – Installation and Configuration Part 1 of 4
    In this blog series I am describing the steps that are required to install and configure the BusinessObjects solution on top of a SAP BI system (Part #1).
    Ingo Hilgefort in Analytics, Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse, Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects), Community Day, ERP, SAP NetWeaver Platform, SAP TechEd [Sep. 17, 2008 11:26 PM | 39 Comments | BusinessObjects and SAP – Installation and Configuration Part 1 of 4]
  36. Rank: 18   Page Views: 45985  (Stats updated nightly)
  37. ABAP Proxies in XI(Client Proxy)
    The other way of interfacing XI is through proxies. From WAS 6.20, proxy generation feature enables application systems to communicate with XI using proxies. Proxy generation enables you to create proxies in application systems. Proxies encapsulate the creation or parsing of XML messages and the communication with the relevant runtime components required to send or receive the messages.
    Ravikumar Allampallam in SAP Process Integration (PI) [Mar. 14, 2005 03:56 AM | 33 Comments | ABAP Proxies in XI(Client Proxy)]
  38. Rank: 19   Page Views: 45142  (Stats updated nightly)
  39. Generic Extraction via Function Module
    Short overview about the extraction api, using custom defined function modules.
    Siegfried Szameitat in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse [Sep. 29, 2005 09:14 AM | 42 Comments | Generic Extraction via Function Module]
  40. Rank: 20   Page Views: 44191  (Stats updated nightly)
  41. Aspirant to learn SAP XI…You won the Jackpot if you read this!-Part I
    My inbox is flooding with many mails soliciting the direction to start their career into SAP XI. Iam too lethargic to reply for everyone as it is a bit lengthy process to explicate it in a mail. You can ask me, Why am blogging so late? I told you already am lazy to pen lengthy stuff:)…But…One day I got a mail from an graduate student asking me to guide him…!!….Alas! Iam amazed and impressed with that mail….I guess SDN Community has accomplished its goal in global marketing and inspiring all sorts of people across the globe……Kuddos to SDN!…
    Sravya Talanki in SAP Process Integration (PI) [Dec. 25, 2006 05:43 AM | 31 Comments | Aspirant to learn SAP XI…You won the Jackpot if you read this!-Part I]
  42. Rank: 21   Page Views: 43731  (Stats updated nightly)
  43. LOGISTIC COCKPIT DELTA MECHANISM – Episode three: the new update methods
    This third episode describes in detail all the elements required to help make an aware selection of the right new update method (after the serialized V3 update mechanism replacement) for the applications related to the Logistic Cockpit.
    Roberto Negro in Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse [Jan. 19, 2005 08:31 AM | 22 Comments | LOGISTIC COCKPIT DELTA MECHANISM – Episode three: the new update methods]
  44. Rank: 22   Page Views: 42147  (Stats updated nightly)
  45. Http* Errors in XI
    There are many forum discussions about Http Errors. This blog is collective information about most common HTTP errors occurring during XI implementations and possible tips to solve the problems.
    Krishna Moorthy P in SAP Process Integration (PI) [Jul. 23, 2006 05:26 PM | 11 Comments | Http* Errors in XI]
  46. Rank: 23   Page Views: 42027  (Stats updated nightly)
  47. SAP’s definitive strategy for planning technologies moving forward: What’s the word on BPC, BI-IP and SRC?
    This blog discuss SAP’s direction for planning products. It describes SAP’s official stance, and provides a bit more insight into Business Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver.
    Ryan Leask in Analytics, Enterprise Data Warehousing/Business Warehouse, Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects), Business Process Expert, Business Process Management, Business Process Modeling, Business Solutions, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP NetWeaver Platform [Jun. 24, 2008 11:09 AM | 92 Comments | SAP’s definitive strategy for planning technologies moving forward: What’s the word on BPC, BI-IP and SRC?]
  48. Rank: 24   Page Views: 41906  (Stats updated nightly)
  49. First steps to work with Change Request Management scenario
    This blog describes how to create a test landscape to practice with the Charm scenario in Solution Manager 7.0 without creating interferences with real TMS landscapes. Also you will find tips and tricks for the common mistakes in the configuration of this scenario.
    Dolores Correa in SAP Solution Manager [Jul. 26, 2008 06:20 AM | 34 Comments | First steps to work with Change Request Management scenario]
  50. Rank: 25   Page Views: 40890  (Stats updated nightly)


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  1. Guillaume GARCIA
    Hi,
    I must say I am quite surprised with the #1 with far more hits (177k) than even the 2nd in order.
    With a “niche” topic, only 11 comments (I have seen way more on other blogs!!) and a not a single rate/review on the attached Excel tool it is referring to, I am wondering it there is not “something fishy”, here!  🙂
    Best regards,
    Guillaume
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    1. Mark Finnern Post author
      HI Guillaume,

      Let’s call it surprising. Fishy sounds a bit like there is manipulation behind the numbers and so far we don’t have any indication that this is the case.

      All the best, Mark.

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  2. Stephen Johannes
    Mark,

    As you mentioned that several of the authors listed here are no longer active on SCN?  Are there any plans by the global moderators to help move some of the “high-quality/most viewed” blogs out of “personal spaces” back to their topic area so they aren’t lost in the move.

    I would really hate to see any blog of quality, but especially blogs like these get lost in a personal space because the contributor is no longer active.

    As for the list it really didn’t suprise me, because blogs that provide useful information for a broad range of people should have the most hits hopefully.  I have to wonder how much effort was reduced/mistakes avoided/projects improved as result of just these 25 blogs.  I can only imagine the impact.

    Take care,

    Stephen

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    1. Mark Finnern Post author
      Hi Stephen,

      That is an excellent point. We have to make sure that these nuggets of information don’t get lost.

      Will keep you posted, Mark.

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  3. Mark Finnern Post author
    Hi SCNers,

    Michal Krawczyk just pinged me with an information from an old email from 2005 saying:

    XI/PI FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    Exchange Infrastructure – Frequently Asked Questions Jun. 28, 2005
    Comments: 27   Rank: 2   Page Views: 112965  (Stats updated nightly)

    Back in 2005 his blog post had already over 100K views, which makes me believe that there was a reset sometime in between.

    Therefore let’s take the position of a post on the list with a grain of salt. They are for sure some of the most popular posts of SCN.

    All the best, Mark.

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  4. Gregory Misiorek
    congratulations to all top 25 blogs’ authors, you have definitely contributed more than was expected.

    gm

    PS. seems like a lot of SDNers don’t necessarily want to write their own code if they can download it from somewhere.

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  5. Robert Guglietti
    Hi

    Being someone who specializes in ETL, i’m not sure why we are leaving these stats behind.  The reason must be one of two things, Technical or Time? I would have to suspect Time and would be disappointed if it was technical……

    Anyways, Cheers to the top 25
    Rob

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  6. Muthu Ranganathan
    Congrats to the top 25 picked up based on the page views hit.

    While page views are an important metric to measure (but can be influenced by the interest and reach in a particular topic), the top blogs should be judged more on a holistic approach that does an analysis of comments posted,participation profile and rating by experts. Offcourse these are tough to measure but really ranks the best of best.

    Anyway, kudos to SCN for this amazing sharing of knowledge

    Happy New year 2012 !

    regards
    Muthu

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  7. Blair Wheadon
    Appreciate the kind words.  SCN has been a great platform for the classic BOBJ developers.  We’re looking forward to the planned SCN reload.
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