Skip to Content
author's profile photo Former Member
Former Member

NWDI & ISA 5.0

I was told that in order to develop/modify the standard ISA 5.0 application, NWDI is mandatory. When modifying ISA 4.0, our team used a combination of NWDS and TextPad.

Can some one confirm or rebuke this? Also, if it is not mandatory, but it would make my life a lot easier, I'd like to know that too.

I'm not exactly sure what the NWDI provides a developer. Is it similar to Microsoft Visual Studio in some respects?

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Bryan

Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Related questions

4 Answers

  • Best Answer
    author's profile photo Former Member
    Former Member
    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 10:57 AM

    NWDI is the Netweaver Development Infrastructure - also sometimes known as the JDI (Java Development Infrastructure.)

    It is in essence a change management, version control and transport system for Java based development. It is typically used with all of the new Web Dynpro for Java developments and the MSS/ESS modules.

    A number of SAP's packages of applications (such as ESS/MSS and ISA) are built in such a way that yes you do have to use NWDI to modify them.

    I'd say its benefits are that you have proper change management and transport management through your system as well as enabling a number of developers to work on 1 single piece of code at the same time and then managing the merging of changes.

    After being through the pain of building a custom ISA 4.0 solution and also working on ESS/MSS with NWDI I'd say NWDI is much better and if SAP have built ISA 5.0 in a similar way it is much better to work with.

    Gareth.

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • author's profile photo Former Member
    Former Member
    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 06:49 AM

    I used notepad when editing our ISA 5 application.

    It is possible to do without NWDI

    rollo

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • author's profile photo Former Member
    Former Member
    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Thanks to both of you. I think I'm going to look into using NWDS in combination with the NWDI. Since there will be three developers working on the upgrade of our 4.0 environment to 5.0, it makes sense to use the best tools.

    Bryan

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • author's profile photo Former Member
    Former Member
    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 12:17 PM

    One other thing to be aware of, is if you need help/support from SAP you are much more likely to receive it if you are using their suggested tools/methodologies...

    Gareth.

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.