Wednesday 21 February 2024

SAP Datasphere – Enable SAP HANA Development Infrastructure (HDI)


Use SAP SQL Data Warehousing to build calculation views and other SAP HANA Cloud HDI objects directly in SAP Datasphere run-time database and then exchange data between HDI containers and SAP Datasphere spaces. SAP SQL Data Warehousing can be used to bring existing HDI objects into  SAP Datasphere environment, and to allow users familiar with the HDI tools to leverage advanced SAP HANA Cloud features.

Monday 19 February 2024

S/4HANA federated roles assignment to users in BTP via SAP Identity Provisioning Service

In this article I will explain how these federated roles from S/4HANA assigned automatically to users in BTP via SAP Identity provision service without any manual intervention.

To achieve this scenario, we should have below prerequisite: -

  1. SAP BTP cockpit, where we subscribe to the Cloud Identity Services connectivity plan in the subaccount.In SAP BTP Cockpit, open the subaccount and choose Service Marketplace Integration Suite- Cloud Identity Services and then choose for what type of tenant (test or productive) to use in the subaccount.
  2. The Identity Provisioning section of SAP Cloud Identity Services administration console, where we configure the S/4Hana system and SAP IAS as provisioning system.
  3. Content Federation has been setup and S/4HANA role content are federated and visible as role collection in BTP.

Friday 16 February 2024

Integrating SAP Cloud ALM and the test automation tool for SAP S/4 HANA Cloud

In this blog post I will explain how SAP Cloud ALM integrates with the test automation tool for SAP S/4 HANA Cloud.

SAP Cloud ALM provides (among other capabilities) test management, including manual testing as well as test automation integration.

This simple picture gives an overview of the SAP Cloud ALM Test Orchestration capabilities:

Wednesday 14 February 2024

BTP Destinations and SAP Build Apps to integrate SAP C4C & S/4HANA

Introduction: In today's digital world, businesses are looking for ways to streamline their processes and enhance their customer experience. One way to achieve this is through the integration of different systems. In this blog post, we will explore how to integrate SAP C4C and S/4 HANA using BTP destinations and SAP Build apps.

To integrate SAP C4C and S/4 HANA, we can use BTP (Business Technology Platform) destinations and SAP Build Apps.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Optimizing HANA Cloud: A Practical Exploration of Replication, Latency, and Availability Zones


In general crafting my blog posts, I usually avoid lengthy theoretical discussions. I find more value in exploring real-world scenarios, practical applications, and best practices. However, for this particular post, I'll make an exception. I'd like to start by briefly delving into some theoretical concepts you may already be acquainted with

—Replica, Latency, and Availability Zones in Cloud Databases. Allow me to provide a concise overview, accompanied by practical insights and optimization strategies. Together, we'll lay the groundwork for a resilient and high-performing system in HANA Cloud

Friday 2 February 2024

Azure APIM TO S4HANA CONNECTIVITY VIA CI (Principal Propagation)


Establish trusted relationship/connectivity between source systems at client side to Azure APIM and from Azure APIM to S4HANA system via CI and cloud connector using short lived certificate i.e., principal propagation.


Principal propagation means the ability to forward the user context of a message unchanged from the sender to the receiver. It enables authentication of a message in the receiver system with the same user that issued the message in the corresponding sender system. Thus, the receiver application is virtually part of the sender application, and the permissions and audit functions of the receiver application can be applied to the original user of the sender application.

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Modeling an advanced Hierarchy with Directory in SAP Datasphere

In our previous blog, we covered the basics of creating a Hierarchy with Directory. Now, we're taking a step further in this blog by enhancing our model with an extra node type, language-dependent texts, and time-dependency, both for the hierarchies and node assignments. These advanced features are often seen in SAP S/4HANA or SAP BW hierarchies but are also applicable to non-SAP hierarchies. We continue to use a simplified data model with local data for clarity, making it easier to grasp these concepts before applying them to more complex, real-world data sources. The additions to the data model are pointed out in Figure 1, with the numbering corresponding to the section numbers in this blog post. The figure shows all views, and each view has a table with data underneath.

Monday 29 January 2024

Modeling a basic Hierarchy with Directory in SAP Datasphere

In the previous blog, we provided an overview of the new features introduced with the Hierarchy with Directory. In this blog, we'll guide you through creating a basic Hierarchy with Directory, starting from scratch and progressing to the data preview in an Analytic Model. Our focus is on simplicity, ensuring you grasp the fundamental concepts with minimal complexity. To keep it simple, we use data from local tables, before moving on to data from SAP S/4HANA or SAP BW in future posts. However, the model is complete and comes with a few lines of transaction and master data. In our upcoming blog, we'll enhance the model by introducing advanced elements such as language-dependent texts, additional node types, and time-dependency features.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Field inventory management (FIM) in the Medical Device Industry – Create capitalized assets and fulfill demo requests orders from sales representatives


This blog outlines the leading medical device industry business process steps to fulfill a customer request for demo of a capitalized equipment.

A customer may request a particular product from your company to be demonstrated and evaluated before making a purchase decision. If the product is of high value, the company may treat the product as an asset when it is used for demo purposes. The below document will explain tracking, logistics support, and accountability of these products when they go out to the field from the company’s premises.

Monday 22 January 2024

Converting Simple Date format to JSON date format with User Defined Functions (UDF)

As an SAP Integration Developer working with SAP S/4 HANA API’s with JSON Schema format, I encountered the necessity to adeptly convert simple date formats received from both SAP and non-SAP systems to JSON date format prior posting the payload to SAP S/4 HANA for required operations.

In this case, if payload posted to S/4 HANA consists of simple date format (DD/MM/YYYY), it reverts with date-related errors that arise due to unrecognized formats by the system.

To address this issue, I couldn’t find an existing guide, prompting me to share my approach with fellow Integration Consultants.

Friday 19 January 2024

SAP S/4HANA Business Partner – Address Management at Contact Persons


With introduction of Business Partner at SAP S/4HANA and CVI (Customer-Vendor-Integration) an additional object level in addition to old/known Customer and Contact Person concept has been implemented.

Customer Master and Contact Person is using BAS (Business Address Service) for many years by using central address tables. Business Partner is using BAS as well with own address data sets. This makes whole address management complex.