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MDG Upgrade Question


We are upgrading our ECC to EhP7. In our case we have a Co-Deployed MDG solution that resides in the same box (NOT a Hub deployment).

For all our Data Models we are using access classes and Reuse Active Area.

My question here is: Since our ECC is being upgraded to EhP7, and we're sitting on MDG 6.1, would I be forced to upgrade also MDG to a higher version?

I know that the recommendation for MDG 7.0 and MDG 8.0 is to reside on EhP7, but is the opposite valid?

Thanks in advance,


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    Oct 26, 2015 at 03:25 PM

    Hi Boris,

    no, you're not forced to upgrade your MDG version. MDG 6.1 runs on EhP7, too.

    From a technical perspective, the upgrade to EhP7 will provide the new MDG 7.0 code, too. But MDG 7.0 contains a couple of business functions of its own that require activation (e.g. via SFW_BROWSER or SFW5). As long as you do NOT activate those, MDG will still act and behave in 6.1 mode. This means of course that you won't be able to use any of the new MDG 7.0 features.

    Best regards


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    • Hi Boris,

      yes, that's correct. Business Functions have to be switched on actively. This does not happen automatically. Still you should make sure that your basis teams does NOT activate those that shall remain inactive. Reason: you cannot de-activate the MDG related business functions. Once they are switched on, they remain switched on (which means that you would have to upgrade even if you don't want to).

      Best regards