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Generic Object Services (GOS)

The Generic Object Services (GOS) offer functions that are available in various SAP applications. These functions always refer to the application object in use, for example, adding an attachment to the application object, showing linked objects to this one, or starting a workflow from this object. These services can be included in all applications using Business Objects. You find more information under the following links:


Benefits

Generic Object Services always have the same functionality and user experience, independent of the application offering these. Therefore, the learning effort for end users is low. In addition, implementation into existing applications is quite easy.


Literature

Generic Object Services   (SAP Online Help) 

This link leads you to the general GOS online documentation.

Application Connection to Object Services   (SAP Online Help) 

This link leads to information on how a developer has to proceed to include Generic Object Services into his or her application.

Creating a New Object Service   (SAP Online Help)

Under this link, you find a description of how to include a self-written service into existing Generic Object Services.

How to Maintain GOS Service List & Toolbar (Table SGOSATTR)   (PDF, 96 KB) 

This cookbook contains detailed information on how to add a newly written service to the list of Generic Object Services or into the Generic Object Services Toolbox.


Relevant Notes

Number (SMP login required!)Description
491271Authorizations for generic object services
825348Authorizations for changes in the attachment list
927407Determining the content of GOS and SAPoffice documents
904711SAPoffice: Where are documents physically stored?
961713Structure of SGOSATTR table
492756Object history: Disk space performance

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