Advanced Solutions Blogs

Create a SAPscript form from an ITF file

We used to create complex labels by creating a new SAPscript form based on an ITF file that we received or generated in an external tool. Now that the tools are better, this process is not very common.  However, a recent customer request inspired us to explain what...

Leading practices for persistent classes

When working with persistent classes in SAP, many developers come across confusing behavior that perhaps should be considered bugs. I'll explain our leading practice for persistent class development that should simplify your work in this area. When planning your...

Here’s how NOT to justify moving your data to the cloud

You're probably aware that the U.S. is the most litigious country in the world. Over breakfast today, I was reading an article touting the benefits of cloud-based computing (aren't they all?). The comments from one executive were interesting and really gave me pause....

Engineered to be worse

When I'm out and about, I pay close attention to the processes that are used in every aspect of our daily lives. My friends sometimes think it's annoying, but I have also imagined some of our best process innovations for customers through these observations. As...

Installing NetWeaver CE

I started yesterday morning with what I thought would be a quick process of installing NetWeaver CE on one of our developer's PCs. After a couple of hours of reading documentations to determine what I needed, the process made me wonder if SAP purposely makes...

How to copy an IDOC across SAP systems

A common task we deal with in EDI support is the need to test changes we make to IDOCS. In most cases, outbound IDOCS are easily generated via standard applications. For inbound IDOCS, we typically prefer to perform testing with samples of real-life documents from a...

Thoughts on SAP System IDs

To prepare for our annual review of our landscape, I sat down this week for some light reading 🙂 with my handy SAP Master Guide for Netweaver. If you're not already performing a landscape review, I encourage you to make this an annual process. Many times, a...

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