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When is SP6 due

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When will SP6 be GA? Is there any documentation of the changes included in this SP?

Thanx, Tal

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    Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 01:46 PM

    Hi Tal ,it is in market by !st feb. The changes and upgrades will be availiable in the market place for that u require market id and password.

    As of SAP MDM 5.5 SP06, the following new features and enhancements are available:

    Unless mentioned otherwise, the related documentation about MDM is located on SAP

    Service Marketplace in the SAP MDM 5.5 Documentation Center:

    http://service.sap.com/installMDM.

    Enhanced Administration and Repository Reconciliation

    �� MDM Server and MDM Console

    o Roles may include constraints based on Named Searches.

    o The Relationships table in the MDM Console now contains the Code field.

    o The default Remote System is created as type Inbound/Outbound (previously

    Inbound).

    o Austrian German is available as a data language.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Console Reference Guide.

    �� Repository Reconciliation (Schema Migration)

    o The Ports table is now supported.

    o Validations and assignments are now supported.

    �� CLIX

    There are new CLIX commands available.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Console Reference Guide.

    Functional Enhancement

    �� MDM Data Manager

    o Adobe Illustrator images (AI) are supported.

    o The editing of multi-select qualified lookup fields is improved. Now individual values

    for the same lookup records are possible.

    o Role constraints for Named Searches defined in the MDM Console are applied in the

    MDM Data Manager.

    o Not initialized Named Searches behave like empty searches, that is, all records are

    presented in the MDM Data Manager.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Data Manager Reference Guide.

    �� MDM Portal Content

    For MDM 5.5 SP06 the MDM portal content provides the following new functions:

    o If the checkbox column in a Result Set iView is not used it is disabled.

    o The Save Action triggers an event (EPCF) in an Item Details iView that can be used

    by other applications.

    o A full view of the entries of a Qualified table is supported in an Item Details iViews

    (pop-up).

    o A new unlaunched MDM Workflow Job without records can be created in the

    NetWeaver Universal Worklist (UWL), allowing the addition of optional records.

    o Depending on what role has been assigned to a user, the page on which the Result

    Set is placed can be more controlled (read-only or editing permissions).

    MDM 5.5 SP06 – Release Notes

    Page 4

    o The Workflow Validation step is supported in Result Set iViews.

    o A new locking mechanism on record level is supported.

    o Only unlaunched Workflows can be deleted.

    o The Java code of MDM UWL and of all launched MDM iViews (History, Next Step,

    Create Job) now only use the new Java APIs of MDM.

    o Field display can be changed from vertical to horizontal to align fields that shift when

    editing an Item Details iView.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Portal Content Development Guide and the MDM 5.5

    SP06 – Business Packages Guide.

    Technology and Infrastructure

    �� Installation on Unix Platforms

    Installation files for automated installation of the MDM Server on Unix platforms (except

    HP-UX IA64) are provided.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Installation Guide.

    �� Enhanced Language Support for Database DB2

    The database schema for workflow tables now supports 14 languages in DB2.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Upgrade Guide.

    �� InXight Support on Unix Platforms

    The InXight stemmer is available with MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 0 on the following Unix

    platforms: AIX, HP-UX Itanium. With MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 1 it will be available for: Linux

    x86 (64-bit), HP-UX PA-RISC.

    System Monitoring and Support Enablement

    �� Improvement of Log Files and Trace Files

    o The content has been enhanced significantly (for example thread numbers, user

    names, and error descriptions).

    o The new formatter allows easier reading and analyzability of the log files (for example.

    sorting by thread, or filtering by error/all).

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Console Reference Guide.

    �� Solution Manager Diagnostics 4.0 (SMD) Supported

    With MDM 5.5 SP06 the Solution Manager Diagnostics 4.0 (SMD) is supported. The

    supportability and monitoring capabilities cover the following items:

    o Log File/Trace File Browser

    All MDM log and trace files are visible in SMD via a file system browser using the

    MDM browser format.

    o OS Command Console

    The OS command console allows calling operation-specific commands out of the

    SMD user interface. In the case of MDM, we can call the command line interface

    (CLIX) to perform activities on the MDM host like Activity Monitoring (for example

    clix mdsMon host) or to set log levels.

    MDM 5.5 SP06 – Release Notes

    Page 5

    o Configuration Browser

    SMD provides a configuration browser to display the MDM configuration files. A

    comparison between different states is also possible.

    o MDM Database Monitor

    SMD provides remote monitoring of all databases underlying MDM.

    o SMD Workload Analysis

    The workload analysis is based on the

    �� E2E Workload Analysis provided by SMD

    �� Integration of Wily Introscope

    o Wily Introscope Supported

    Wily Introscope is a standard 3rd party tool that is integrated into the SMD workload

    analysis. It can be used for performance measurement and specific root cause

    analysis. Wily Introscope will be supported on Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit

    with MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 0. The support of Unix is planned for a later patch of MDM

    5.5 SP06.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Solution Operation Guide.

    (New) Java API

    With MDM 5.5 SP06, the Java API is enhanced:

    �� New commands to support masks.

    �� New commands to support locking and unlocking records.

    �� New commands to support the protection of sets of records.

    �� New methods to support units.

    �� New attribute to support sorting.

    �� New command to cancel a syndication and a new event to indicate a failed syndication.

    �� New commands for specifying an admin role user instead of the default "Admin".

    �� New constructor for all API commands obtaining MdmSessionContext as the input

    parameter.

    �� New class MetadataManager to retrieve the metadata information by demand and cache

    it.

    �� New mdm-extension.jar to extend the commands from mdm-data.jar. Extended

    commands enable to manipulate the record data through the element codes (table code,

    field code) instead of element IDs.

    More information: MDM 5.5 – Java API.

    Known Restrictions

    �� Computing Center Management System (CCMS) for MDM not Supported on Unix

    Platforms

    The integration of MDM into CCMS is not supported on Unix platforms.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Solution Operation Guide.

    �� Microsoft Office 2007 not Supported

    Microsoft Office 2007 for Access and Excel is not yet supported in MDM 5.5 SP06.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Master Guide.

    MDM 5.5 SP06 – Release Notes

    Page 6

    �� Families Table and MDM Publisher not Supported in MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 0

    The Families table and the MDM Publisher are not supported in MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 0.

    With MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 1 the Families table and the MDM Publisher will be supported

    again.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Upgrade Guide.

    �� InXight Support on Unix Platforms

    With MDM 5.5 SP06 Patch 1 InXight support will be available for: Linux x86 (64-bit), HPUX

    PA-RISC.

    �� Installation on Unix Platforms

    Installation files for automated installation of the MDM Server are not available on HP-UX

    IA64.

    More information: MDM 5.5 SP06 – Installation Guide.

    Hope this may help u.

    Regards

    Ankit

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    Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 01:42 PM

    1st feb

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Hi Alon,

    SP06 is available on market place right now.

    go to download --> search for software --> search term= mdm 5.5 sp06 patch 1

    you can download all patches.

    Please rewrds if helpful.

    BR,

    Alok

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