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Setting up NWDS for SAP NetWeaver PI/Process Orchestration 7.31 – it’s very easy!

In my project newbies are not aware of NWDS set up for PO, many of them asked my help to set-up.  So I thought of creating a document and sharing in the SCN, so that newbies of allover the world can refer and work easily in NWDS.

First Download below stuffs:

  1. NWDS [Version should be same as SP of  PI box]
  2. JDK

NWDS Installer can be downloaded from the below link.

https://nwds.sap.com/swdc/downloads/updates/netweaver/nwds/nw/731/doc/auto_latest_distributions.html

You need S-Marketplace id(S-Userid) and Password to access this.

Note: Installed Size is approximately around 1GB.

To run the NWDS you need a compatible JDK 6u31 (it is by Sun and not Oracle).

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javasebusiness/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html#jdk-6u31-oth-JPR

Download the 32 – bit version and install in your system. To download this create a free oracle account and download it.

Secondly launch nwds by double clicking on .exe file.

Create a new Workspace with some convenient name and proceed. I prefer to create the workspace in side the nwds folder only, so that it all important files would be in one place.

NWDS home screen, choose workbench.

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Choose the perspective -> /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2_311151.jpg

Click on the highlighted button to connect to PO server.

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Enter one time server details.

Alias: system name

url: http://<host>:<id>

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Enter credentials to login to the PO. /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/5_311154.jpg

You could see the iflows: /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/6_311155.jpg

Below is a beautiful iflow look:

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Thats it…..

Another important thing to know is deploying the object. Read below:

After saving the object, check consistency, activate and deploy. /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8_311160.jpg

You could observe below things: /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/9_311161.jpg

If you get below error:  “JVM terminated exit code = -1

refer my scn-thread for the answer : http://scn.sap.com/thread/3433887

If you get below error:

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Install JDK 6u31 click on ok and locate the jawas file which you could find in C:\Program Files\Java\jre6.

One more important feature is Versioning of objects is available here too, just right click on graph area of iflow, you could see the option ‘Load from the older version’.

Its a great feeling to write my first document. thanks to SAP

Reg,

Avi

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  • The above is for those based on 7.31 or 7.40 isn't it Avi? It would be a different download link for those folk on earlier versions.

    Btw for those wanting to ensure the exact same version of NWDS is used for all the developers in their team, grab the update site management tool from the same download area and read the doco on creating local update site mirrors.  Useful!

    Thanks for contributing!

    • Hi Jocelyn,

      I got that link from my project architect. NWDS sp should be same as PI sp.

      Avi

      Hi Again Jocelyn, Apologize for late reply. Proud that am replying for the query.

      The above is for those based on 7.31 or 7.40 isn't it Avi? Yes.

      It would be a different download link for those folk on earlier versions. Earlier version doesn't support NWDS.

      Btw for those wanting to ensure the exact same version of NWDS is used for all the developers in their team, grab the update site management tool from the same download area and read the doco on creating local update site mirrors.  Useful! Sorry, I didn't understand this 🙁

      Thanks for contributing! np

  • Hello! I tried to connect to our PI System from NWDS, but it Fails with the error:Unbenannt.JPG

    Our PI System is of Level 7.40. What could be wrong? BR, EF

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  • Hello Avinash and All,

    Could you tell me please what is the different between Eclipse for HCI and NWDS for integration tools? Thank you for your support in advance.

  • Hello Avinash and All,

    It seems the link of download NWDS is not available. I cannot download the NWDS with 7.3 according to the link. Anyone has the latest link?

    My OS is Windows 7 with 64bits.

    Many thanks & best regards,

    Hubery