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Seeking information on PCO

We are about to start using PCO because we hear it can do a lot of things that MII and the UDS cannot do. I have a few questions and I appreciate any feedback I can get on the subject.

Most of the information I can find on PCO is on the installation or on the SDK. Is there any documentation on its general use and how we integrate it with the BLS?

What datatypes are accepted and allowed to trigger PCO event handlers?

Is PCO used similarly to the UDS where you set up your event handlers and in the BLS you simply call the event handler session by using an action block or do we use PCO in a sense that we create one or many instances of PCO where we can start and stop each session?

any nformation or documentation would be extremely helpful and I apprecia

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    Aug 25, 2010 at 05:06 PM

    Hi Chip,

    PCo can be used like a UDS but not until version 12.2. Version 12.2 will have a new PCo query type. So at this point, you can use PC for notifications, and these notifications can trigger a transaction.

    In addition to what was already recommended, I would recommend the Online Knowledge Products (OKP), which are very good to learn about PCo.

    If you are working with a customer, you could inquire about getting into the PCo 2.1 Ramp-up program. Let me know if you require any further information with regard to OKP or Ramp-up.

    Kind Regards,

    Diana Hoppe

    Edited by: Diana Hoppe on Aug 25, 2010 2:29 PM

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    Aug 25, 2010 at 03:08 PM

    Hi Gregory,

    SAP PCo Help

    [http://help.sap.com/saphelp_pco20/helpdata/en/46/a00344d44852b7e10000000a155369/frameset.htm]

    You can find some links for PCO & UDS

    [http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=163841050]

    Also search into previous threads you will found good links and disscussions for PCo

    Regards,

    Manoj Bilthare

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  • Aug 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    PCo Agent Instance Notifications are the Event Handlers. You can configure and use as many notifications as you need. A Notification can call an MII Transaction an pass a Notification Message (XML) to a Transaction variable that contains the data that Notification has collected that the Transaction needs to process.

    Since PCo can do the Event monitoring from a variety of sources (OPC, Socket, others can be added with the PCO SDK) you do not need to schedule MII Transactions to query data from PCo to determine if there is work to do, PCo can call the Transaction directly and send it the data to process at the same time.

    PCo 2.1 also includes an OLEDB agent that can be queried from MII as well. This agent does not support Notifications, however.

    - Steve

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    Aug 26, 2010 at 01:35 PM

    What version of PCo are you playing with?

    Kevin

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      Ok, then you can only use PCo for notifications. If you entered into the MII 12.2 Ramp up program, you can then experiment with the query capability in 2.1. In your case, the only real benefit is the extra agents 2.1 comes with. Also, if you are using Solution Manager at the corporate level, 2.1 allows for SLD integration.

      Since PCo 2.1 is currently in RU, you and nine others in your company can access the [RKT |http://service.sap.com/rkt]for PCo 2.1.

      Good luck,

      Kevin