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2005 DTW help

Hey All,

I was wondering if anyone has downloaded the help file with the 2005 DTW? I downloaded it this morning and it does not have the same appendix info that the 2004 file has. That file contained descriptions of all the templates in great detail, including table names, field desc etc..

Anyone know if there is similiar info available for 2005?

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    Posted on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:09 PM

    Any SAP people out there have any information for this? We have a client who really needs this info ASAP

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  • Posted on Nov 17, 2005 at 06:31 AM

    Hi Lara

    totaly agree with you, they have changed the SBO 2005 data transfer workbench totaly but they haven't given us a help file. The file for the DTW 2005 is useless.

    I'd also like to see a answer from SAP regarding this.

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  • Posted on Nov 17, 2005 at 05:00 PM

    Laura,

    As you have noticed the DTW 2005 help file is much different from the 2004 DTW Help file. The net-net is that the 2005 DTW closely follows the conventions of the SAP Business One objects as outlined in the DI API Help file as far as what you can and can not do, properties, constraints, etc. Because of this, the documentation other than the functions of the DTW are not listed in the DTW Help file like they used to be and have to be looked up in the DI API Help or the Schema documentation that is also part of the 2005 SDK Help file. The issue with the 2004 documentation for the DTW was that we were duplicating information that was already stated in other areas. What we tried to do here is use one common set of documentation since the DTW needs and therefore uses the DI API for importing data. The though was for the detailed information about objects and properties, to use the existing DI API help. There is no other document beyond what comes with the DTW 2005 and the SDK Help.

    Hope that helps,

    Eddy

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    • Laura,

      With respect to your question about key fields, these are located in the 2005 SDK Help Center when you look at the properties for the business object that you are working with. If for example you are importing Business Partners, you would open the SDK Help Center, expand the DI API option and the expand DI API Reference, Objects and open the Business Partner Master Object where you will be able to find what properties are "Mandatory" such as CardCode. This is different from previous versions of the DTW documentation, but it was to cut down on duplicate documentation and since the 2005 DTW is tightly integrated with the DI API, we tried to use the same logic. Again, it is when you look at the business object that you will be able to identify what belongs in a files based on the properties description.

      As an FYI ... at some point in 2006, the DTW will be replace by newer technology that SAP has built that is currently being used to import and integrate data between the SAP Business One product and the mySAP ERP product. This technology will be more robust and easier to use.

      I hope this helps,

      Eddy

  • Posted on Nov 18, 2005 at 05:52 AM

    Hi Edward Neveux

    We appreciate your answer and your reasoning. The only problem is if you look at the current DI API document it is focused more at programming and how to use it. Many consultants are not qualified in sdk and do not have a clear understanding on programming.

    The help that came from 2004 dtw was a lot more helpfull from a consultant view. Now it's basicaly helpful for implementation consultants that have done programming which is very few here. Has that DI API file been made a lot more descriptive to take this into count?

    How are we meant to cope with this short coming?

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