SAP: setting up a new Virtual System & Transport Layer in STMS

In this post I would like to tackle the subject of setting up a new Virtual System in an NetWeaver SAP instance.  For the purpose of this discussion I will be using a standard SAP EHP 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 demo system. System Access The first thing we need to do is gain access to th
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Installing saplink ABAP program

The saplink package can be located and downloaded from the on-line repository. Once the main archive is downloaded SAPlink_install-0.1.4.zip the following instructions will lead you through the process of installing the main components. Installation Process Download the latest version
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SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 SP4 – demo system

I’ve been trying to install the SP4 version of SAP Gateway for a few days.  Originally I’ve tried utilizing the trial package for Linux [can be found here]. Unfortunately every time I’ve downloaded the Gateway package the file was corrupted [the MD5 didn’t matc
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SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 SP3 – demo system

A Hyper-V virtual machine pre packaged SAP Gateway system is available for download. Clicking a link reference here will forward you to the right location.
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SAP Portal: migrating portal applications 7.3

A good reference guide summarizing steps involved in migrating SAP Enterprise Portal applications to a new version [7.3] can be found here.
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SAP Gateway: parse ATOM data using jQuery

There’s a widely held belief that because the SAP NetWeaver Gateway system does not yet output OData messages in JSON format  [Version 2 SP3], that therefore it is not possible to consume Gateway services directly from JavaScript. This How-To Guide demonstrates that it is in fac
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SAP Portal: Migrate custom themes 7.0 to 7.3

Migrate the custom themes is a relative simple process.  The first step is to export a theme from the 7.0 system then import it in to the 7.3 system. Exporting theme from 7.0 SAP Portal System Choose System Administration – Portal Display – Theme Archive The themes would b
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SAP Gateway: Odata $top parameter

BAPIs and RFCs that supply a MAX_ROWS  TYPE  BAPIUSMISC-BAPIMAXROW or similar import parameter also allow for an option to limit the number of items returned from the consumption side at runtime.  to do so, the client can include the $top query string parameter according to the OData
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SAP Gateway: OData convention reference

The Open Data Protocol (OData) enables the creation of REST-based data services, which allow resources, identified using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) and defined in a data model, to be published and edited by Web clients using simple HTTP messages. This specification defines a
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SAP Gateway: errors while creating a basic RFC web service

Creating a basic RFC Web Service is a simple process that is outline in the provided hyper-link. Although the process is simple and straight forward problems arise, lets go through them:   Error: <code>/IWFND/CM_COS/064</code> No System Alias found for Service 'S
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