Gateway Unplugged for Quality Control
Maintaining the Quality Control (QC) Inspection lots is one of the most common tasks for SAP QC business Users. In fact, Transaction QA32 is the most actively used transaction. Many Business APIs for the released QC Inspection details are available on any SAP Netweaver ABAP AS system which includes all SAP business suite application.
Typically QC department has specific tools or applications to capture their analysis data which are updated from multiple labs on the inspection result entry. This is normally done by either one person for all the analysts which causes problems on compliance and limitation on extending usage of SAP/SAP user base.
The Gateway unplugged QC solution helps to overcome the issue on compliance and extending usage of SAP in addition to providing a simple user interface. All this is accomplished with a very simple development platform like SAP Gateway.
SAP Gateway provides the capability to generate content automatically without the need to write any code. A Gateway specific design time tool is offered in the ABAP Development Workbench (transaction SE80) to create Gateway Data Models to design and maintain the content of the service based on existing data sources, such as Remote Function Calls (RFCs), Screen Scraping, and Business Object Repository (BOR) objects. A Consumption Model is then created to expose the content to be consumed as an OData service adhering to REST (Representational State Transfer) based principles.
Information in this document is based on the Generic Channel approach. The OData Channel approach is another means of building and exposing SAP content offered by SAP Gateway that provides developers more control and flexibility.
SAP Gateway allows casual/non-tech users to utilize SAP’s built in algorithms by allowing to access information outside SAP boundaries. It allows business continuity and reduces the burden of business users to understand different technical aspects. It has helped various customers to leverage SAP and other IT investments and brings value on both ROI and productivity.