Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 1: Overview of new capabilities with 7.5 SP02
As an integration developer for SAP Process Integration you mainly work within the Enterprise Service Builder and Integration Builder, i.e., Java WebStart based tools for designing and configuring your integration scenarios. In SAP Process Orchestration you have two options, either sticking to the Java WebStart UIs (which are btw still supported) or using the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio based on Eclipse. Latter comes with the three perspectives ESR in Eclipse for design time, Process Composer for process modeling, and Process Integration Designer for scenario configuration. Regarding the ESR in Eclipse perspective, so far we were not fully function complete compared to the respective Java WebStart UI, and hence for some tasks, especially administration tasks, you still had to rely on the Java WebStart UI. With the latest shipment of SAP Process Orchestration, i.e., release 7.5 SP02, we have finally closed all major gaps. You may now start using the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio as your common tool for maintaining your design time artifacts such as data types, mappings, service interfaces, etc. (ESR in Eclipse perspective), modeling business processes (Process Composer perspective), and configuring the routing rules, latter aka Integration Flows (Process Integration Designer perspective).
This blog series should help you in exploring all the new capabilities that we have lately built into the ESR in Eclipse perspective. I will start with the current blog where I will give you an overview of the new capabilities shipped in SP02 of 7.5. In the rest of the blogs I will go into more detail. As you can see in the table below, some features have been already shipped with or down ported to previous releases and SPs, this is labeled with the respective footnotes.
Overview of new capabilities:
If you like to know more about the transport capabilities in ESR in Eclipse including CTS+ integration, check out the blog Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 2: Transport.
The blog Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 3: Release transfer and versioning covers release transfer and versioning.
In Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 4: Content organization, I show new features related to content organization.
Change list capabilities are handled here Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 5: Change list.
New capabilities that ease the work with mappings are described here Best practices ESR in Eclipse – Part 6: Mapping.
Hope the blogs are helpful for you in your daily work.