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Persist Data for Your J2EE Applications with Less Effort Using Entity Beans with Container-Managed Persistence (EJB CMP)

If you are a Java programmer, then you are likely no stranger to the tedious and time-consuming process of writing SQL code for persisting Java objects in a relational database. This article introduces you to the support included in SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) 6.40 for entity beans with container-managed persistence (CMP entity...

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Building Flexible, Reliable, Distributed Java Applications with the Java Message Service (JMS) — An Introduction to JMS Programming

Enterprise messaging is a critical enabler of distributed business applications. The Java Message Service (JMS) is a set of standard, vendor-independent interfaces that integrate distributed business applications by enabling the guaranteed, asynchronous exchange of messages between independent Java programs through a central messaging server. This article introduces you to the JMS support included in SAP…...

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How mySAP ERP Affects the Business Unit Analyst

mySAP ERP includes role-based portals for many user groups including the business unit analyst. The author focuses on this role and its configuration. She also examines two areas within the role, reporting and internal service requests. You have probably heard about SAP’s new product mySAP ERP. It includes mySAP Financials, mySAP Human Capital Management, mySAP…...

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Janet Salmon
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Janet Salmon joined SAP in 1992. After six months of training on R/2, she began work as a translator, becoming a technical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993. As English speakers with a grasp of German costing methodologies were rare in the early 1990s, she began to hold classes and became a product manager for the Product Costing area in 1996, helping numerous international organizations set up Product Costing. More recently, she has worked on CO content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Financial Analytics, and role-based portals. She is currently chief product owner for management accounting. She lives in Speyer, Germany, with her husband and two children.

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Transfer Control Can Produce Unexpected Results in Costing Runs

Transfer control is standard R/3 functionality that allows the transfer of existing component cost estimates to new product cost estimates. The author explains the costing run process and how transfer control selects cost estimates. He also discusses the importance of the “Always recalculate material” check box and provides an example of how it impacts transfer…...

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Use Reconciliation Account Determination with a Special G/L Indicator for More Flexible Invoicing

The author demonstrates how to optimize reconciliation account determination. He introduces the fundamentals of reconciliation account determination, special G/L indicator configuration, and manual adjustments. With examples, he shows how to use reconciliation account determination with a special G/L indicator in the FI-A/R module. Using reconciliation account determination, you can post customer invoices to a reconciliation…...

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Display Characteristic Values by Key with Longer Text Descriptions

When displaying a characteristic by key and text, the BEx Query Designer automatically displays the shortest available text from the InfoObject’s text table. But what if you want to have longer descriptions? The author presents a way to automatically provide long text descriptions with a characteristic’s key without taking drastic steps such as deleting text…...

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Iliya Ruvinsky
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Iliya Ruvinsky is a managing partner at Skywind Consulting Ltd., Israel. He is an SAP-certified BW consultant and instructor with more than 12 years of experience working with SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects. He is an implementation and project management expert, serving for more than eight years as a trusted advisor to a wide range of Israeli enterprises, including in the insurance, energy, sales, and logistics industries. He is a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, holding an MBA in information systems analysis.

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Use Authorization Objects to Provide Flexible BW Security

BW security is different and often more difficult to implement than R/3. The author explains how to secure the data in your BW system, focusing on several key points. He discusses authorization objects, transaction code components, and the relationship between them. Examples show you how to provide your users with a flexible and safe system…....

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Ask the BW Expert: Restrictions versus Filters - What's the Difference?

Confusion continues to exist about restricting data when defining variables. The author clarifies this topic with definitions and examples. He also provides a test that you can try on your own system to confirm his explanations. Dear BW Expert:We are on BW 3.1 and our queries are defined with the BEx Query Designer. We define…...

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Ned Falk
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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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Ask the BW Expert: Extract Pricing Conditions from the R/3 Module into BW

Although SAP does not offer an extractor to transfer pricing conditions from R/3 to BW, there is a solution. The author describes how R/3 subtotals offer an approach that avoid the performance issues caused by many common workarounds. He describes the function of subtotals in R/3, and demonstrates how to use them to transfer sales…...

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Mitresh Kundalia
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Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.

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