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MIME Repository : An Introduction

The MIME Repository is used to store all MIME objects (style sheets, graphics, icons and so on) in the SAP System. MIMEs are created as objects in the SAP database and can be referred to as part of different application technologies. MIME objects use the SAP development infrastructure. In particular, changes in the MIME Repository, such as the import of new MIMEs, are written to a transport request.

The MIME Repository is displayed in a browser. All MIME objects are arranged hierarchically in directories of a tree structure. If the browser is started, it overlaps the navigation area (left-hand side) in the Object Navigator.

For each BSP application, the system automatically creates an identically-named folder in the MIME Repository. This application directory is designed to store all application-specific MIMEs. This special folder cannot be deleted explicitly and remains an integral part of the MIME Repository as long as the BSP application exists. As soon as the BSP application is deleted, the corresponding folder is also automatically removed with all MIME objects contained therein.

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