There are very few information resources available on Integration details of ILM with Web-DAV compliant third party storage providers. In this blog i will detail the integration details of connecting SAP ILM with Open Text based Web DAV Storage. The SRS( Storage Retention Service) is an SAP Service provided to help SAP ILM Enabled AS-ABAP system to communicate with ILM Certified WebDAV Storage providers. SAP also provides a java based service called XML DAS but it needs a SAP Java platform to integrate SAP ILM and ILM certified WebDAV Storage Providers
Enabling SRS Service
The Storage and Retention Service runs on AS-ABAP and helps to control all transactions triggered in SAP System (enabled for ILM) in conjunction with the ILM-Store(Open Text or Any Third Party ECM ).
To activate SRS on the SAP ILM System (Retention System or Warehouse) we have to goto transaction SARA and choose customizing as shown below.
Now choose Technical Settings as shown below
Choose option local to activate it .The option local means that the current SAP system contains the SICF service for SRS activated.
Activate SICF Service SRS as shown below on the ILM enabled System.
Connecting SRS Service with ILM Storage using RFC
To enable SRS to communicate with Open Text Enterprise Library we need to establish an RFC Connection via transaction code SM59 of Type G.
Now provide user name and password in logon and security tab and choose Special Options as shown below
Now perform a connection test you should get a successful response code .
Registering the ILM Store in SAP ILM
To register the Open Text based ILM Store in SAP we have to first activate SICF service required for ILMSTOREADM transaction. Activate in SICF as shown below.
Now execute tcode ILMSTOREADM and create an entry and save it. When you save it ,the connection will be tested to the store by using the RFC Connection we created earlier .If there are errors the SM59 Connection was not created properly and has to be corrected.
The integration is now completed between SAP ILM and Open Text.