S4/HANA Extensibility – Leap Year SAP Mentor Monday Webinar
SAP Mentor Chris Kernaghan said this is the “recommitment of SAP Mentor Monday” – we’re moving from the beginning of the month to the end of the month
Peter Langner organized this. If you want a SAP Mentor Monday topic contact Chris
You can watch the replay here: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p76s02s3o1i/
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Agenda is above
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Extensibility is a broad spectrum, shown in Figure 2
UI adaptations are the focus today – custom fields and tables
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On premise – IT is a major player, cloud, it is line of business. The customers expect to do everything with their system
On the cloud, the system is upgraded continuously
Update cycle on premise is slow; cloud is fast
In cloud – only loosely coupled extensions are allowed; only those that survive the upgrade
On premise – the customer can use modifications
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Loosely coupled extensions are decoupled from the core; HCP is not focus of this session
You can still have ABAP and ABAP in Eclipse; in S4 you have more
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“Time to value” is key. Design tools for S4 so business users and experts can change the S4 system
Figure 5 shows the basic stack of S4 – database table, application has core data services (data base view for code pushdown to database) and on top is the OData service, then you have reports, UI, e-mail
Create new custom fields and maintain custom logic.
Easier entry point into the way of developing
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Figure 6 covers Lifecycle management
On premise – nothing changes; still use classical CTS to create transport requests
Public cloud- transport of objects with Fiori based UI
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Figure 7 shows the ABAP Web Editor where you can do ABAP coding in a Web based editor
See the recording for a demo. In the demo we saw that CDS views that act as queries, and “you don’t need a separate BW system” and “BW is not bad” – still use, but for just reporting in one system you don’t need BW
Question & Answer:
Q: What is technically behind the business object implementation?
A: behind the scenes, creating a database table, OData service on top of CDS view, BOPF
Q: BRF+ is used to model business logic?
A: Not yet, under discussion
Q: is this badi Fiori app, only for cloud edition?
A: in principle available for both editions; note following cloud first and then to on premise
Q: Which version?
Q: Will debugging be available in Cloud edition?
Q: ABAP in Eclipse – connect to Cloud?
A: Behind the scenes, same code; see white paper to build add-ons
Cloud – access via cloud editor; partners could build add-ons
Thank you to the speakers Thomas and Georg and thank you Chris and Peter for moderating
Next SAP Mentor Monday is March 28th