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Progress Status – New Cloud Application Studio Functionality

Hi everyone!

It’s that time of year again! I wanted to share more information and showcase another new feature that’s available in SAP Cloud Applications Studio for SAP Cloud for Customer. This one is a major quality of life improvement in the maintenance of your Solutions.

Life cycle activities can take a long time depending on the size and content of the Solution. To shed some light on the activity, we have provided a Progress Status tab to help you monitor each process with the release of 2102.

The Progress Status tab can be found in the Implementation Manager View in the studio. The feature behaves fairly simply:

  • If nothing is triggered, it will show you the status of the last triggered activity.
  • If an activity is running, it will show the current process status.

This will now allow you to monitor the Split Assembly (i.e Activate & Assemble) activities, Patch Creation activities and Deployment (i.e Upload and Activate) activities. Straightforward right? Let’s look deeper into functionality.

Firstly, let’s talk about a few of the limitations:

  1. The tab is only visible in a Customer-Specific Solution for SAP Cloud for Customer. So this means, Solution Templates are not supported.
  2. Only Split Activate and Split Assemble are supported for In Development Solutions. This means you must first select Enable Assembly Split in the Current Version tab of the Implementation Manager. Once enabled, you now have separate Activate and Assemble options.

Okay with that out of the way, now we can look at some example scenarios…

 

In Progress Activity

For this scenario, assume you are finished all development on Version 1 of your Solution. The next steps would be to check in all files and trigger an Activation:

  1. Open the Implementation Manger.
  2. In the Current Version tab, select Activate from the download options.

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Remember Assembly Split must be enabled first. Here we can see that it has already been enabled.

 

Once triggered and the studio releases control, you can jump over to the Progress Status tab to monitor!

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In this image we can see more information about the activation. The Overall Status is “In Process” and this is also indicated by the yellow status icon. In the Progress Details section, we can see the Main Process is broken down into further Sub-Processes, two of which have successfully completed. We can click the refresh icon in the top left to get the up to date status.

 

Completed Activity

For this second scenario, assume you have triggered a first-time Patch Creation for your Original Solution. You can monitor this in the Progress Status tab of the Original Solution:

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In this scenario, the Version and Status are showing Assembled for the Original Solution but we can see the Patch Creation status given in the Progress Details. Once the Overall Status is “Completed”, remember to click the refresh button in My Solutions and Project Explorer views for the Solution Status to be updated correctly.

 

Failed Activity

In this final scenario, we can look at a scenario where a process has thrown an error. Assume that you have activated your In Development Solution and your next step is to assemble it for download. You trigger the Split Assemble and after refreshing the Progress Status tab, you see the below screen:

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The Overall Status here is “Failed” and it failed in the “Consistency Checks” Sub-Process. We can see that the Solution Status has NOT updated here to Assembled. To find more information on the failed process we can simply check the log file in the Version History tab and act appropriately to solve the issue. Note also the grey status icon indicating not yet performed processes.

 

And that is just a little taste of this new functionality. I covered scenarios for In Development and Assembled Original Solutions, but note that this tab will also monitor during subsequent Patch Creation and Deployment activities!

Please check the Implementation Manager Quick Guide for more information on managing the life cycle of your Solutions.

If you have any questions on this feature, you can raise them in the SAP Cloud Applications Studio Q&A section of the Community. Please also feel free to leave any feedback below 😊

Hope you found this helpful!

Cian

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      Author's profile photo Anant Acharya
      Anant Acharya

      Nice blog Cian.

      Author's profile photo Saurabh Kabra
      Saurabh Kabra

      Indeed it will make the whole lifecycle tracking of the SDK solution a bit more easier.

      Author's profile photo Damien Gilmore
      Damien Gilmore

      Nice blog Cian - This should be very helpful to customers for thier development activities