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Application Operations Guide

SAP Supplier Relationship Catalog Management powered by SAP NetWeaver.

Target Audience

System Administrators

Technology Consultants

Applies to:

Standard SRMMDMCATALOG20SP4 Repository, SAP NetWeaver MDM Console 7.1, Import Manager 7.1, Data Manager 7.1, SRM-MDM catalog content, MDM SRM UI App, SRM 7.0, SAP NetWeaver Portal For more information, visit the Master Data Management homepage.

Author: Girish B S

Company: Tech Mahindra

Created on: 25th September 2013

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

1.1  About this Document………………………………………………………………………………………..3

1.2  Integration………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

2.      SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure………………………………….4

2.1  MDM configuration……………………………………………………………………………………………4

2.2  SRM configuration …………………………………………………………………………………………….6

2.3  Organization Structure Set Up………………………………………………………………………….10

3.      UI configuration………………………………………………………………………………………………………12

  1. 3.1 The OCI Mapping…………………………………………………………………………………………………………15
  2. 3.2 Customize Display Tab…………………………………………………………………………………………………16
  3. 3.3 Customize Search Tab………………………………………………………………………………………………….17

4.      Portal View……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..18

5.      Related Contents…………………………………………………………………………………………………….19

  

1.      Introduction

  1. 1.1 About this Document

Purpose

The SRM-MDM Catalog business scenario provides a solution for creating, maintaining, and managing catalog content in your e-procurement application.

This guide is intended for technology consultants and system administrators. It describes the planning and preparations required for SRM MDM Catalog Operations.

  1. 1.2 Integration

You can use the SRM-MDM Catalog with SAP SRM (release 7.0 and higher) and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0.

Components

Required/Optional

SAP NetWeaver-MDM Server

Required

SAP NetWeaver – MDM Import Server

Required

SRM-MDM Catalog Business Content, that is the SRM-MDM Catalog Repository

Required

SRM-MDM Catalog UI (Java Web Dynpro)

Required

SAP NetWeaver-EP Server

Required

1.      SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure

SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure

  2.1 MDM configuration

Creating a mask

Navigate to the Mask table as shown below under Records pane create a mask and enter its details below.

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Assigning records to mask

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Once the mask gets created navigate to the Main table and select the records which are to be shown to a particular user in Catalog which we showcase in Portal.

As we have Named Search also which is dynamic compared to the Mask, therefore even we can go ahead and create a named search and assign the records and the same can be used under Webservices which is explained in later part.

1.2  SRM configuration

  Web services to be defined to call the Catalog Repository

Go to transaction SPRO (it requires SRM side authorization first to log in SRM)

Click on SAP Reference IMG

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Click on SAP Implementation->SAP SRM-> SRM Server->Master Data->Content Management-> Define external web services.

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Enter the Web Services ID and its Description

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After creating webservice id go to Standard call structure to assign relevant parameters which include repository name (to which catalog belongs), catalog name (mask name).

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Parameter

Name

Parameter Value

Type

Remark

Use the following syntax:

http://<J2EEserver:J2EEport>/SR

MMDM/SRM_MDM

URL

J2EEserver> is the host on which the J2EE server is installed <J2EEport>is the http port of the J2EE server.

username

<repository_user_name> Refers to the user in SAP MDM (not the end user starting the catalog search in SRM).

Fixed

Value

  1. Required… The value can be that of any user maintained for the catalog repository in SAP MDM Console under Admin → Users.

password

<repository_password>

Fixed

Value

Optional… If you do not specify a named search, all users have the same unrestricted access to the catalog.

server

<MDM_server>

Fixed

Value

  1. Required…Host on which your MDM server is installed.

uilanguage

SY-LANGU

SAP Field

Required… The system uses the logon language (the initial release Supports German/English/French)

mask

<mask_name>

Fixed Value

If you do not specify a mask, all users have the same unrestricted access to the catalog.

HOOK_URL

Return URL

Required

1.2  Organization Structure Set Up

Once the web service up and running the Web services id which we created has to be assigned to a particular User ID (Where User has to be available under SRM, use Users_Gen to create the same.

Navigate to PPOCA_BBP T code (SRM consultants will do it for you). To create organizational Structure and assign Position and followed by a Central Person.

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Assign the user with the Catalog ID (Webservices) which is already created.

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1.      UI configuration

Use the link which is a combination of Java Server and the Port and enter all the details to login.

Note– Users which we created under Console with the role UI Configuration Manager are only to be used in order to Log In.

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Once you log in you can view the list of Users, created under Console with the Role Catalog User available in the dropdown.

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Select a Particular User to whom you need to save and perform the OCI Mapping and proceed.

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The OCI Mapping.

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Customize Display Tab

You can customize the available fields for the following screens: Item Lists, Shopping Cart

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Customize Search Tab

  1.   Select your preference, Yes or No for the configuration options:

  Show Hierarchy and Selection Search in Search Tab

             Show Hierarchy and Selection Search in Advance Search Tab

2.      In the dropdown box Hierarchy, choose system search field type. There are two options:

Hierarchy; Category (taxonomy)

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1.       Portal View

Once the Necessary Configuration and all set up done both at SRM Server and SAP NW the Portal will give a view for the Catalog Repository which we have designed and called in Webservices.

The SRM portal user can view and perform the Shopping activities.

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1.      Related Content

SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to E… | SCN

Master Data Management homepage.

http://scn.sap.com/thread/3425616

Finally would like to thank SAP NW MDM Competency, Basis and Local SRM team for your continuous support in developing the Document.

Last but not the least would like to thank Nitish Sharma, which is a popular content under SCN, which gave lot of input in designing the document.

Regards,

Girish

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  1. Janardhan reddy J

    Hi Girish,

    Good document for MDM configuration.

    I have small doubt about SRM-MDM catalog instillation, my system details are SAP SRM7.0 EHP2 and SQL server 2008 and OS windows server 2008.

    Please help me which is suitable for SRM7.0 EHP2.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Thanks

    J Jana

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  2. Vijay Mittal

    Hello Girish,

    Nice document.

    We are implementing SRM 7.0 with MDM Catalog for shopping card use.

    We need to implement automatic replication of Contractual data from SAP SRM to SAP MDM Catalog via PI.

    Do you have any helpful document which talks about all the setting and implementation steps of automatic data replication from SAP SRM to SAP MDM via PI interface.

    Any supportive information would be really helpful to me.

    Cheers,

    Vijay Mittal

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    1. Vijay Mittal

      Hello Girish,

      Nice document.

      We are implementing SRM 7.0 with MDM Catalog for shopping card use.

      We need to implement automatic replication of Contractual data from SAP ECC to SAP MDM Catalog via PI.

      Do you have any helpful document which talks about all the setting and implementation steps of automatic data replication from SAP ECC to SAP MDM via PI interface.

      Any supportive information would be really helpful to me.

      Cheers,

      Vijay Mittal

      (0) 
  3. Saurabh Sharma

    Hello All,

    Please help to clearify that for SRM -MDM catalog, do it needed to be installed on the top of SRM system. Also let me know where do i need to install the SAP Netweaver Portal system for SRM- MDM catalog.

    Thanks

    Saurabh

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    1. Stephen Yu

      Hi,Saurabh

      SRM_MDM_Catalog is needed to be installed on a standalone server, it is like installing a MDM system,not installed on top of SRM.

      SRM_MDM_Catalog is using SRM portal, and you need to install some add-ons on the SRM portal’s netweaver.more detail you can refer to the catalog install document.

      best

      Stephen

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