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MDG M - Search Issue

Hello MDG Experts,

I am trying to create Connector for the business templates- Material and MDG_Material. But when I click on these templates, it shows me an error "Software component SAP_APPL has been locked by user ....". Other users are also getting the same error as mine.

TREX is configured. And I am selectng the business template under "PLMWFI -> EA_APPL -> SAP_APPL".

The status of Material and MDG_Material was active but was not working. Therefore, I have deleted these from the Administrative Cockpit and I am trying to create the connectors again from Template Modeler when I am getting the error.

Please advice.

Thanks in advance.



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  • Posted on Sep 02, 2013 at 03:41 PM

    Dear Jayati,

    Please check the software component SAP_ALL it is used for authorization purpose or in your case check whether it is used for any other purpose.

    Try to use another software component for search.



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  • Posted on Sep 06, 2013 at 08:25 AM


    If the issue still persists, can you share the screenshot of the error?

    Have you looked at extensibility guide for Material templates in scn?



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  • Posted on Sep 06, 2013 at 03:21 PM

    Dear Jayanti,

    Please try the below steps these are standard steps which we followed and search is working for us,Not sure why you used


    • Locate the two templates mentioned above. The template MATERIAL is part of the PLMWUI software component (PLMWUI/EA_APPL/SAP_APPL/LO/LO-MD/LO_MD_MM/MATERIAL). The template MDG_MATERIAL is part of the MDG_APPL software component (MDG_APPL/CA/CA-MDG/CA-MDG-APP/CA-MDG-APP-MM/MDG_MATERIAL). Once you have located the templates, create the connectors for the Enterprise Search. To create a search connector for the corresponding template, from the Actions menu select Create Connector. Create the connector using the MATERIAL template first and wait for the job to complete before creating the connector using the MDG_MATERIAL template.

    • Go back to the Administration Cockpit. The two connectors Material and Material Template for MDG are now visible with the status preparing and or prepared. Select the Material connector and from the Actions menu select Schedule Indexing. On the new screen choose Show Input Form. Next, choose the option for immediate indexing and the recurrence period. You can also activate real-time indexing if the sizing, parameters, and performance of the system allow for this. Select all object types and choose the Copy Settings button. This copies the default settings from the input form to all object types. The status of the connector is changed to Indexing.

    Hope this will help.



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