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seems to be a lot of questions concerning this.. now that both the sdk and di-api appear on the cd in both full and runtime versions could someone from sap clear up what the cost of using the sdk is and when it is required to be paid? if i always connect as one user, say manager, does my user license cover that?

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2005 at 05:14 PM

    I am pretty sure that the UI and DI are covered in both the "development" and "implementation" models for licensing the SDK.

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    Posted on Feb 02, 2005 at 12:39 PM

    Hello Shawn, i will try to clarify your question with the following paragraphs:

    -SDK License-

    The new SDK license employs a concurrent model (first-come, first-served). Under this model, there are two licensing options for the SAP Business One SDK:

    -Development License-

    This license is required for partners developing add-ons and the only license allowing distribution. In Development license, the license key is shared by all developers connected to the same License Service. The License Service allocates licenses on the basis of first-come, first-served.

    The Development license includes both the UI API and the DI API.

    -Implementation License-

    This license is required for customers intending to develop small modifications or add-ons for their own use using only the UI API.

    Add-ons developed under the Implementation license cannot run with a different License Service other than the one that was used for their development. The Implementation license does not allow distribution to third-parties.

    In the Implementation license, the license key is shared by all developers connected to the same License Service. The License Service allocates licenses on the basis of first-come, first-served

    Now, you will need a Professional User when you access B1 from the Customer side, if not, no transactional data (or just a few) can be used.

    Please refer to the document "Licensing.pdf" in the "documentation" folder of your Installation CD. There you will find a comparison chart for the different license options.

    Kind regards,

    Felipe Ortega

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    Posted on Feb 02, 2005 at 01:22 PM

    there doesn't seem to be much a customer could do with just pure UI-API that would be of much value, I mean you couldn't even access your own user fields appropiatley.

    and from the descriptions above i do not see how it is inferred that a Professional User would be needed when you access B1 from the Customer side, say i want to make a timesheet application that all my service based employees use and then put the data into business one for billing using the di-api. each one of them shouldn't require a professional user they are not even using business one.

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