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EPA, PAR, SDA, EAR files....

Hi everyone,

I develop applications with SAP Netweaver 04 (stack 09).

I success creating PAR files.

I do not understand why should I convert these files to EPA or whatever.

What is the meaning of EPA, EAR, SDA files ?

Thanks for the help.

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    Posted on Dec 22, 2004 at 01:07 PM

    Hi!

    It think it is not necessary to convert this files to

    EARs or whatever because you also can deploy PARs... why do you think you need it?

    Greetings,

    Christian

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  • Posted on Dec 22, 2004 at 01:31 PM

    Hi David,

    You can upload PAR files via Netweaver Developer Studio, Eclipse 2.x (with SAP plugin) or via the PAR uploader.

    EPA (Enterprise Portal Archives) files are since EP6 (files must be in directory on Portal server itself)

    EAR (Enterprise Application Archive) - J2EE standard

    SDA (Software Deployment Archive)

    SCA (Software Component Archive) - Deployment on WebDynpro Application Server and JDI.

    A useful link on help.sap.com "Import and Deployment"-> http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/50/842240852e8f5ce10000000a155106/frameset.htm

    Hope this does answer your question.

    Cheers,

    Noel

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  • Posted on Dec 22, 2004 at 02:03 PM

    Hi David,

    as Christian said, why do you think you have to convert your PAR file?!

    Anyhow, a short explanation:

    PAR - <b>P</b>ortal <b>AR</b>chive - A zip file with a defined inner structure to be deployed within the portal; the resut is an application consisting of one or more components and/or services. From the components, "instances" can be built - these are then iViews

    EPA - Enterprise Portal Archive - A zip file with a defined inner structure to be imported within portal; the result are PCD objects. Also see http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/91/4931eca9ef05449bfe272289d20b37/frameset.htm and http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/91/4931eca9ef05449bfe272289d20b37/frameset.htm and http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cb/8a6b8d9048964db7c2e0721f4c42d5/frameset.htm

    EAR - <b>E</b>nterprise <b>AR</b>chive - A zip file with a defined inner structure to be deployed within a J2EE server. It represents a J2EE application and can consist of WebModules, EJBModules and additional JARs.

    SDA - Software Deployment Archive - see http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/22/a7663bb3808c1fe10000000a114084/content.htm

    Hope it helps

    Detlev

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Dec 22, 2004 at 02:06 PM

    Hi again!

    There is a little tool for converting a PAR file into

    an EPA and so on =>sapmake_util:

    http://YOURHOST:PORT/irj/portalapps/com.sap.portal.pcd.transportapplication/sapmake_util/sapmake_util.zip

    Try it... perhaps you can make your boss happy. 😉

    Regards,

    Christian

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