SAP Basis: the heart of the SAP system
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In every company with an SAP system, there is someone who is responsible for the SAP Basis. This person ensures the trouble-free operation of the SAP system. He or she accompanies maintenance work and intervenes in special situations, such as poor performance. Even for companies that hand over the operation of the basis to an external service provider, there are often still tasks from the user and authorization management environment at this point.
You would like to know more about what is happening on your SAP systems - then I recommend that you take a closer look at the Solution Manager Usage Procedure Logging (UPL) functionality. What code is often executed? Which database tables are accessed regularly? What unused developments exist? - The UPL provides answers to these questions. You can implement the functionality into your existing SAP landscape without additional licence costs and with moderate effort. What information does the UPL provide? Usage Procedure Logging is used to log and record user behaviour data roughly comparable to the ST03N workload statistics. UPL is able to record the call and execution of the following ABAP objects: Reports Functional Blocks Classes Methods Subroutines SQL Calls In addition, UPL is able to detect dynamic programme calls and generate transparency about the modifications used. All usage data is recorded in detail and automated and, if desired, made available centrally in the SAP Solution Manager. Benefits 1) Hardly measurable Performance Impact 2) Central collection of data of all systems in the SAP Solution Manager's BW 3) No complex setup 4) Once activated, the collector and extractor jobs run regularly and without further manual activities Possible usage scenario If you have Solution Manager 7.2 in use, you can use UPL within the framework of "Custom Code Lifecycle Management" (in German: management of customer developments). After one activation of the BW content and some standard jobs, you select one or more systems for which you want to activate UPL. If you already have the SP05 installed, there is a separate "Guided Procedure" for configuring the UPL in SOLMAN_SETUP.
Will Blockchain's Economy and Administration Revolutionise? What is a blockchain? A blockchain is a complete and unchanging transaction history of all transactions of a decentralised community that everyone who is part of it agrees to. The word blockchain first fell in connection with Bitcoin as a decentralised network for payments in the digital currency of the same name. The blockchain describes an underlying technology in which all transactions are publicly and unchangeably recorded. This transaction history is updated periodically. Each participant in the decentralised community accepts it as a reality, stores it on their computer, and can thus ensure at any time that no one can duplicate expenditure, as this would lead to a conflict in the transaction history elsewhere. A peculiarity of blockchain technology is that it has solved the "Double Spending Problem". Double-spending means something that can be doubled, and by 2008, only one central institution was considered to be sustainable. Double Spending can best be understood using the example of an image on a mobile phone. When I upload it to Facebook, I made a copy of it and I can upload it to Instagram, for example. So I used my picture "double". This effect made it impossible to establish a trustworthy, decentralised digital currency by 2008.
SAP Basis is the foundation of any SAP system. You can find a lot of useful information about it on this page: www.sap-corner.de.
The Precalculation Server is a standalone application that allows you to generate and distribute Excel workbooks based on SAP BI data. Are you already using the Precalculation Server or would you like to take advantage of it in the future? I would be happy to explain the steps from installing the Precalculation Server to finally starting the instances on the target system so that you can use the Precalculation Server for your purposes. As a reader of our blog, you are certainly interested in tricks and tricks that will make your SAP system easier to handle. You may be familiar with the situation where you want to install a Precalculation Server yourself. Here you will learn how this task can be implemented in the SAP environment. Prerequisites For example, you need a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2012 instance on which the Precalculation Server is installed to operate the Precalculation Server. Both 32 and 64-bit versions can be used. In addition, the machine requires a .NET installation to run the Precalculation Server in addition to a Microsoft Excel installation (32-bit version is essential). Download the installation files In advance, you should download the latest installation files from the official SAP website to the target computers. Cleanup Phase If you already have an existing installation on the system, the first thing you need to do is uninstall all items to use a clean host for the Precalculation Server. You can do this by calling the Windows Control Panel: The order must be followed according to the SAP documentation. Therefore, apply the following procedure for uninstallation, no installation of SAP should be visible anymore: Order: 1) SAP BW Precalculation Service 2) SAP Business Explorer 3) SAP GUI for Windows XY Note: During the installation and uninstallation of individual components, the progress bar status may be suspended at certain locations. This is not a cause for concern, but a normal behaviour. Often, it will stand at 92% or 95% for about 10 minutes.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" complement missing functions in the SAP basis area.
Furthermore, the data is prepared for the user in the application view so that the user can call up the data visually in the presentation layer.
A note box in which data of all kinds can be quickly filed and retrieved. This is what Scribble Papers promises. At first, the program looks very spartan. But once a small structure is in place, you realise the great flexibility of this little helper.
Only with professional care and maintenance of its components can SAP NetWeaver bring its advantages as an integrative platform to bear.