New Integration Gateway Features in SMP 3.0 SP08
As Sami announced in his blog SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 (SP08) had been released for download in SAP service marketplace since June, I will just take this opportunity to recap what are new in SP8 for integration gateway.
1. Unified Admin UI
We have been listening to you! One of the feedback on integration gateway was the separated admin cockpit from SMP admin page. Which are confusing for end users who need to switch back and forth the admin URLs for SMP and integration gateway. In SP8, we now have a unified admin UI. A new tab called OData Services is added to SMP Admin page. This is the same integration gateway admin page where you can configure OData services, manage backend destinations and monitoring logging. Except that you don’t need to do that in a separated URL anymore. Good stuff!
2. Deep Insert for REST
REST is one of the most popular data sources we see in the market. We released full CRUD support for REST in SP7. With SP8 we now have support of deep insert for REST. That means you can create related entities in one request. For example, you can create a sales order and a sales order item together and at the same time, and for REST, not only for JDBC data source that you had seen in SP7.
3. Delta Token on Complex OData Model
Delta handling is key for improving mobile app performance. Delta token handling was available with custom script (Java Script or Groovy) in SP5. With SP8 we are expanding the delta handling to complex OData model with parent-child relationship. Please note at this release the delta handling is still restricted to parent level entity but not child level entity. And as a side note, in TechEd 2015 Las Vegas, I will be hosting a 2 hrs hands-on session with SAP RIG colleagues on delta handling for mobile app development. Please stop by if you want to learn more on integration gateway and delta handling. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Those are some main features for Integration Gateway in SMP 3.0 SP8. We are working on some pretty cool features for the upcoming SP9. So again, stay tuned… and thanks for your attention!