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difference between 2004 and 2004s?

I have been working on the 2004 SP16 version until the license expired.

I am now hesitating about installing the 2004s version which has the Visual Composer.

The 2004s version is SP7. Does that mean that it is some versions behind the other one?

Or is it the same software, just including the Composite Appl Framework?

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    Aug 23, 2006 at 01:13 PM

    Hi Jan,

    Lot new features in 2004s and also has CAF, visual compose. do install and work around it.

    This content i got from experts:

    The code developed on 2004 will work on 2004s.

    Some minor changes have been made refer to the documentation for specific details

    SAP NW2004s is the mySAP Business Suite edition of SAP NW is a minor release that delivers on specific needs of the mySAP and xapps solutions delivered by SAP in 2005. the "s" stands for "mySAP Business Suite Edition".

    The next major release of NW will deliver on Business Process Platform(BPP) it will be released in 2006.

    Few of the New capabilities in NW2004s

    1)Developing a web based user interface with Web Dynpro fro ABAP.

    2)Enhancements to enabling B2B processes

    3)Enhancements to business task management

    4)Enhancements to business planning

    5)Enhancements to enterprise data warehousing

    6)mass setup of mobile devices

    7)implementing a global portal

    Refer the link for more info

    NW04 is a 'Java version' which means you can develop applications using Java and export them to portal.

    NW04s is a 'ABAP version'.Here you can develop ABAP reports and transactions and export them to portal. There you can create iViews using them.

    Netweaver 04s, includes both the ABAP and Java stacks. The Sneak preview for NW04s is only for the ABAP stack, and the Sneak Preview NW04 SP15 is only the java stack. If you are using the sneak preview for ABAP, you can develop WDA applications and BSP applications, they run directly in the engine, not in a portal. But they can be embeded in an iView in some portal. You don't have to have a portal to run your application. If you are using the java side, you can develop WDJ applications and JSP applications. Same applies here, they run on the java engine, not in a portal, but can be embeded into an iView which runs on the portal. But you don't need a portal for your application to run. The portal is just a frontend UI, the apps themselves run on the underlying engine, whether its ABAP or JAVA.

    Refer to the following threads for more information



    I hope this will help you



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    • Former Member

      Thanks for this extensive answer.

      I am not interested in ABAP.

      With the Full Java Preview Version I made some Webdynpro's and included them in Portal screens.

      I am happy if I can re-apply all my Database projects, Javabeans and Dynpro's.

      The only additional thing I am interested in is the Visual Composer.