Anthony Low of SAP’s Customer Solution Adoption team provided this webcast. Part 1 Design Studio 1.1 CSA Webcast Platform Deployment Options – Part 1
This webcast is geared towards admin and developers so they understand how it fits in environment.
The usual disclaimer that future things are subject to change.
He covered publishing content to platform, BI platform or NetWeaver and the related consumption options – how consume?
This blog covers consumption and authorizations and question and answer from the webcast.
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Figure 1 shows design time execution.
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Figure 2 covers running the application in local mode
In Design Studio there is a Web Server Jetty which is inside the Design Studio run-time with connectors to both BW and HANA.
BW uses SAPLOGON.ini or ODBC connections to HANA
Then you save on local file
Then right click execute locally, calls local web application server to retrieve from disk
Data is retrieved via TCP/IP and back to browser
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Figure 3 shows executing the application on the BI Platform. The browser goes to BI Platform, connect via http, retrieve objects & connection info, application run on Java runtime on one more APS, data retrieved by connectors, and displayed on HTML output.
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If you execute locally, but are connected to BI Platform, a slightly different flow occurs displayed in Figure 4.
TCP is used connect to Data sources
Output is rendered via web server on Design Studio system
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Portal uses RFC to retrieve images/style sheets from BW
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Figure 6 covers application run time access, to grant designers and end users rights.
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Figure 7 covers BW-specific Design Studio access. See Designer role and viewer role
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NW Admin console, navigate to Portal permissions and provide access to applets or iViews published
Promotion in the Landscape
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Figure 9 covers promoting Design Studio through the landscape. Anthony suggested keeping images & style sheets in a common area to manage easily
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Figure 10 shows promotion using the BI Platform. In Promotion Management you need to create a job
He said to be sure the OLAP connection is promoted
OLAP connection has different server parameters
There is no auto dependency – so need to manually add images and style sheets to the promotion job
Question & Answer
Q: Patch 9 – are there notes we can apply if we’re on patch 8 (NetWeaver)
A: Not that he is aware of
Q: Is there a HANA native deployment option?
A: Not this year, but it is in the backlog of the roadmap
Next week SAP Insider has a Q&A on Design Studio – I hope to see you there.
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