SAP BTP Innobytes – July 2023
SAP Business Technology Platform brings together application development, automation, data and analytics, integration, and AI capabilities into one unified environment optimized for SAP applications. Learn more: sap.com/btp
It’s hard to believe that we are more than half-way through the year. Seasons change, temperatures rise (or decline, depending on where you are located), plans change, vacations end; but something you can always count on, is the SAP BTP Innobytes monthly video! 😊 This month, we are diving into the world of flexibility, automation, and data semantics. Our experts, share the recent innovations for the SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery service, the new Graph capability in SAP Integration Suite and how you can automate the setup of your SAP BTP account. Curious? Check out the video to learn more!
Application Development Innovations on SAP BTP
SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery – Pipeline Flexibility
The SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery service on SAP Business Technology platform was already easy to use, but in some cases, customers mentioned it was not a perfect fit for their use case. And, to be fairly honest, we can’t match 100% of all use cases for all our customers. That’s just not realistic. But what’s even better than trying to provide standard solutions to fit every and any situation? You guessed it… FLEXIBILITY!
We’ve integrated even more flexibility to our pipelines especially for you. It’s now possible to add your own commands and scripts to the pre-defined pipelines. We don’t want you to miss out on SAP’s CI/CD tool because it’s missing one of your business requirements.
With this new feature you could have the release stage create a git release for you, use a different tool to check code quality, or even print your name as ascii art to the build log, like Linda did 😉. No judgement here!
What are you waiting for? It’s available on SAP BTP and you can try it out today. Check out the links below to learn more:
- Related Documentation: Additional Commands
- Related Blog Post: Extensible Pipelines for SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery
- SAP Help Portal
- SAP Discovery Center
Terraform Provider for SAP BTP
If you’ve used SAP Business Technology Platform, or any platform to be honest, you know that before you can even start developing, you need to have the right setup in place. This means the right project structure (subaccount and spaces, for example), the needed service entitlements, your runtime, etc. All these steps, when done manually, can be time-consuming. And I know, we’d all love to be doing something more productive with our time.
Based on Terraform, the de-facto industry standard for infrastructure-as-code, we’ve released the Terraform provider for SAP BTP for non-productive. It’s available in the central Terraform registry and we will be delivering new releases every month!
And as Rui said in the video: happy Terraforming on SAP Business Technology Platform!
Integration Innovations on SAP BTP
Graph in SAP Integration Suite
Building applications that extend SAP business systems requires developers to know many complex details about the underlying system landscape. The new Graph capability in SAP Integration Suite, part of SAP Business Technology Platform, addresses this complexity.
How? Graph extends traditional API Management by providing the ability to create a business data graph of semantically connected business data across multiple systems, accessible by one single unified API.
Integration experts decide which data they want to expose developers when they create the business data graph. Out-of-the-box, the data graph automatically contains:
- all the data objects (or entities) in the underlying business systems.
- unified entities – which are simplified and abstracted entities connecting similar data across multiple systems.
You can also create custom entities. Custom entities include attributes from multiple source entities and can hide the complexity of those source entities from developers.
Once the business data graph has been created, developers can explore it using the Graph Navigator tool in SAP API Business Hub Enterprise. They can see which entities are included in the business data graph, how those entities are connected, which CRUD operations are available for each entity, and they can also try out OData v4 queries or GraphQL queries using a GraphQL client.
Want to learn more? Check out these links:
- SAP Community topic page
- Graph New in SAP Integration Suite – Blog Post
- SAP Help Portal
- SAP Discovery Center
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