As always every upgrade gives us something new, so is our recent upgrade to Netweaver 7.31(ECC EHP 6). As a part of my exploration(in order to find out the major changes), I started building a new FPM based WD ABAP application ! I created a new a WD Component implementing the interface – IF_FPM_UI_BUILDING_BLOCK. Quickly built the WD Context node and related UI element. When it’s time to create the actual WD Application, I started hunting for the Application Creation Tool(Used to be WD App – FPM_CFG_APPL_CREATION_TOOL in 7.02), but to my surprise, I don’t see this application anymore under the FPM_OIF_COMPONENT(My assumption was there would some changes to the existing application, but I don’t find the existing application all together) . Started digging more out for more information on the new ACT, finally found some interesting information in the latest FPM Cookbook (http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-30668 ). As addressed in this cookbook, the new ACT application is FPM_CFG_BO_MODEL_ACT –
Starting the ACT
1. Open the ABAP Workbench (transaction SE80) and open the APB_FPM_CONF package.
2. Navigate to the Web Dynpro -> Web Dynpro Applications folder in the hierarchy and choose the FPM_CFG_BO_MODEL_ACT WD application.
3. Choose Test from the context menu.
Following these steps (Of course activated the new SICF Service) to see the beautiful new UI –
Went ahead giving in my WD Application related info –
As the final step, I went ahead linking this new configuration to a Transport request –
Clicked on “Save” button to see the following screen – Allowing me to “Launch the Configuration editor” and “Execute Application”.
I will continue the Steps ahead in my next blog…