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SMP 3.0: Agentry - Best Practice for transporting Config Panel and Java changes.

All.

I am looking for a way to perform transports in a productive SMP 3.0 Agentry environment with the following characteristics:

  • You want to have as little downtime as possible.
  • You want to have a fixed procedure for doing transports.
  • You are performing frequent changes to the Agentry solution (incl. Config Panel and Java Coding).

Suppose we are introducing a new Java Class for an existing Fetch procedure, which interacts with an new (SAP) object class.

The new Java Class would require new parameter values in [BAPI_CLASS] and [BAPI_WRAPPER] of the Config Panel.

The new SAP Object class would require a new parameter value in the [SAPOBJECT].

For both of our classes we would create subclasses which inherit from the existing SAP standard Java classes.

If the ABAP customizing transport is moved to production before the Java Classes of Agentry, we would have runtime errors, because classes not present in the JVM would be attempted to be instantiated (dynamically).

If the Agentry environment is imported before the ABAP customizing, then calls of new methods of the SAP object class, implemented in our new class, will cause runtime errors because our new class will not be instantiated dynamically, due to the missing configuration in the Config Panel.

Hence, Config Panel changes and Java Code must (in general) always be imported simultaneously.

In our company, the transport procedures does not always ensure, that we have full control of when exactly ABAP imports are performed.

Therefore I am looking for a general procedure for being able to import ABAP and Agentry changes independently and still maintain usability of our solution.

Does anybody have some good ideas on how to achieve this ?

Thanks,

Søren Hansen

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