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SLL_PI Plugin for GTS

We currently are running SAP GTS 8.0 and have the SLL_PI plugin on our Production ECC system as 800_604.  With our new project, we will have two instances of SAP GTS running:

  • Our old SAP GTS 8.0 to support a business unit not being upgraded in the new project at this time.
  • A new SAP GTS 10.1 system to support new functionality we are adding to one of our business units.

I have a question, since we have to upgrade the SAP GTS Plugin (SLL_PI) to 900_604 on our Production SAP ECC system for SAP GTS 10.1, will this still allow our SAP GTS 8.0 instance to work correctly on transferring down Customers, Vendors, and Materials?

Regards,

Greg Reeves

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    Aug 04, 2014 at 03:57 PM

    Hi Greg,

    I`d say that this is maybe something you can ask directly SAP. What you also can do to help determine if this is viable :

    • Check if the APIs on the receiving systems (GTS 8 and 10.1) for each of the Master data objects you want to still transfer are identical. They are basically RFC enabled ABAP function modules so a developer can compare them if the export/import/etc paramaters use the same fields, same data elements etc.
    • If APIs are not the same you might develop a 'wrapper' custom API to reuse the older FM called from a new version, this can be a technical challenge and not necessarily future-proof if SAP changes apis in 10.1 in future support pack..
    • Do a thorough regression test in test/sandbox system
    • I think that even if everything will work, you need to address with SAP the implications for support/guarantee of the new ECC / old GTS integration model.
    • Prepare for future support tickets 😊

    Cheers,

    Branio

    Branislav Petricek

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  • Aug 04, 2014 at 06:07 PM

    Hi Greg,

    (I don't want to worry you, but...) I think what you're planning is very unlikely to work without development.  The standard code for determining the RFC destination of the GTS system expects to find exactly ONE target.

    Some of the transactional code includes a BAdI where you can specify alternative determination of the RFC destination, but the Master Data modules do not.  You will need to enhance or re-write the distribution Function Modules.

    GTS 10.1 contains all of the functionality of GTS 8.0, so I would suggest that it would be easier to use a little BAdI code to filter out the reluctant business unit for the new functionality than to go the way you describe.  Of course, I'm saying that without knowing anything about the planned functionality!

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Aug 05, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Thank you both for the responses.  I will take the information given and prepare a plan to move forward.

    Regards,

    Greg

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