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SAP R/3 Handbook

ISBN-10: 0072257164

ISBN-13: 9780072257168

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Franklin Martinez, Jose Antonio Hernandez, Jim Keogh

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First to market! The best-selling SAP R/3 reference book is back and fully revised. This edition focuses on the new features of release 4.7Get complete coverage of the latest features including Web Application Server, security, platform integration with non-SAP systems and more.Read content that is being called "better than SAP training" which is only going to be stronger this edition with more common scenario solutions.
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Book details

List price: $79.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 606
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Acknowledgments
SAP: From SAP R/3 to SAP NetWeaver
SAP Strategic Evolution
The ERP Basics
SAP Transformation into a Global Business Solutions Company
SAP for Industries
The Emergence of the New Dimension Products
Solution Maps and Business Scenario Maps
mySAP.com
SAP Product Portfolio in the SAP NetWeaver Age
SAP R/3 Releases and Fundamentals
R/3 Release 3.0
R/3 Release 3.1
R/3 Release 4.0
R/3 Release 4.5
EnjoySAP Release: R/3 4.6
Enterprise Release: SAP R/3 4.7
Description of Our Good Old and Still Great R/3
Multitier Client/Server Solutions
Open Technology
User Interface
ABAP Development Workbench
Application Integration
Customizing Tools
SAP Enterprise Core (R/3) Applications Overview
Financial Applications
Human Resources Applications
Logistics Applications
Cross-Application Components
SAP Services Overview
Online Services: The SAP Service Marketplace
SAPnet-R/3 Front End (OSS)
EarlyWatch and EarlyWatch Alert
The Architecture of the SAP Web Application Server
The SAP Web Application Server
SAP R/3 up to 4.6C: The Basis Software
Basic Architectural Concepts
Transaction
Dialog Step
Logical Units of Work (LUWs)
Clients
The System Central Interfaces
Operating System Interface
The Dispatcher Process
Work Process Architecture
Services: Work Processes Types
Dialog Work Processes
Background Work Processes
Spool Work Process
Enqueue Work Process
Update Work Process
Message Server
Gateway Server
Presentation Interface
Database Interface
SAP Web AS Communication Protocols and Interfaces
Memory Management
The Concept of SAP Instance
Building the Client/Server SAP Web AS System
SAP Business Framework
Client/Server Foundation
RFC: A Key Communication Middleware
BAPI
IDOCs
ALE
The Internet Transaction Server (ITS)
Internet Business Framework
XML
The Architecture of the SAP Web Application Server
The Internet Communication Manager
ICM Plug-Ins
A Closer Look at the HTTP Plug-In
A Look at the Internet Server
An Inside Look at the Web Dispatcher
Memory and the Web Dispatcher
Running and Stopping the Web Dispatcher
Dual Role for the Web Application Server
The Web Dispatcher and the SAP J2EE Engine
Distributing SAP Systems and Services
Instance Profiles
User Distribution: Logon Load Balancing and the SAP Logon Utility
Logon Groups Configuration
The SAP Logon Application
Starting and Stopping SAP Systems
Starting and Stopping SAP WAS for ABAP under Windows
Further Guidelines for Productive Environments
SAP NetWeaver: An Overview
Enterprise Service Architecture
What's SAP NetWeaver?
SAP NetWeaver Application Platform
SAP Enterprise Portal
iViews
The Portal Platform
The Knowledge Management Platform
Collaboration
Predefined Content and Content Tools
SAP Mobile Infrastructure
SAP Business Information Warehouse
Architecture of the Business Warehouse
BW within SAP NetWeaver and New Features
SAP Master Data Management
SAP Exchange Infrastructure 3.0
SAP XI Communication Options
SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio
Developing Web Dynpros
Steps for the Creation Process of a Web Dynpro Application
Basic Web Dynpro
Planning SAP NetWeaver Installations
Installation and Planning Concepts
Installation Elements
Documentation Required for Planning and Installation
Variants of SAP Web AS
Platforms
System Landscape Directory
SAP NetWeaver Rapid Installer
The Sizing Process
Installation Notes
Using SAP Systems
Logging On and Off the System
Passwords
Logging Off
The User Interface: Main Screen Elements of the SAP GUI
The Standard Toolbar
The Screen Layout Menu
Personalizing the Favorites
Role-Based Scenarios
Shortcuts
System Status Information
Working with SAP User Sessions
Moving Around the SAP Systems
Moving Around with Transaction Codes
Working with Information
Possible Entries for an Input Field
Facilities for Entering the Same Data Repeatedly
Input Field Default Values with User Parameters
Getting Help in SAP Systems
Working with Reports
Looking for Reports
Executing Reports
Using Selection Criteria
Working with Reports Variants
Working with Background Jobs
Scheduling Background Jobs
User Printing
Print Attributes
Monitoring the Status of Your Print Requests
Additional User Utilities
Sending Short Messages
Downloading Files to Your Desktop Workstation
Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise: The First Step into SAP NetWeaver
Considerations for an Upgrade Project
Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise: What Is New?
SAP Upgrade Projects
Key Success Factors in an Upgrade Project
Methodology: The Upgrade Roadmap
Upgrade Project Plan
The Upgrade Script
Gap Analysis
Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise: An Organizational View
Key Users and the Functional Team
Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise: Technical Point of View
Factors Influencing the Technical Upgrade
The Upgrade Process
Upgrade Preparation: PREPARE Program
Additional Upgrade Tools
The Software Upgrade: R3UP
After R3UP
Modification Adjustment
Troubleshooting the Upgrade
Unicode Conversion
The Change and Transport System
What's New in the Transport System with the Web Application Server?
Overview of the Complete Process of Transporting Objects from a Source System to a Target System
Transport System Concepts
Repository and Development Objects
Customizing
The Two Main Types of Change Requests
Clients and Type of Data in SAP Systems
Roles Involved in the Transport Process
SAP System Group
Transport Layer
Transport Routes
Extended Transport Control
Change Requests
Tasks
Development Teams
Packages (Formerly Development Classes)
Version Management
Requests Documentation
Repairs and Original Objects
System Types
System Change Options
Functions of the Systems
Managing Packages
Configuration of the Transport System
Initializing the Change and Transport Organizer
Setting Up the Transport Directory and the tp Program (TPPARAM)
Configuring the Transport Management System (TMS)
Setting the System Change Option and the Client Settings
The Transport Management System (TMS)
Configuring Systems and Domains
Configuring Transport Routes
Distributing and Verifying TMS Configuration
Working with the Transport Organizer
Creating Change Requests
Releasing Tasks and Requests
Monitoring Transports and Repairs
Transport Rules
Checking Transport Results
Object Attributes
Transport Organizer Tools
Performing Transports with the TMS
Using tp, the Transport Control Program
Setting Up the tp Program
Overview of Options for the tp Program
Working with Imports Using tp
Managing Special Transports
The Interface between tp and ABAP
Overview of the R3trans Program
Development Options with SAP Solutions: ABAP Engine
The ABAP Workbench
Basic Concepts of the Development Environment
The ABAP Dictionary
The ABAP Dictionary in SAP Systems
ABAP Dictionary Objects
Introduction to the ABAP Programming Language
Basics of the Syntax of the ABAP Programming Language
My First ABAP Program, Hello SAP World!!!
Testing and Debugging ABAP
ABAP Debugger
Extended Program Check
ABAP Units
Connectors
SAP Business Connector
SAP Marketplace Connector
SAP Java Connector
SAP .Net Connector
SAP DCOM Connector
RFC Library
SOAP Processor
What Is New in the ABAP Development Environment with the SAP WAS
What Is New in the ABAP Development Environment
New Elements of the ABAP Programming Language
Web Development with ABAP: Business Server Page (BSP)
Developing a BSP
Your First BSP: Hello World!!!
Overview of BSP Concepts
User Management and Security in SAP Environments
Overview of Security Concepts
Security Policy Basics
Risks and Vulnerabilities
Basic Security Processes
Cryptography
Single Sign-On (SSO)
LDAP
Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL)
SAP Security Infrastructure
What Type of Security Is Standard on SAP Systems?
How Can SAP Security Be Improved?
The Multilayer SAP Security Infrastructure
Security at the Presentation Level
Application-Level Security
Security at the Database Level
Operating System-Level Security
Network-Level Security
Transport System-Level Security
Secure Network Communications (SNC)
Remote Communications-Level Security
Document Transfer-Level Security
Introduction to SSF (Secure Store and Forward)
Internet-Level Security
Logging and Auditing
SAP Trust Center Services
Management of Users, Authorizations, and Roles
Overview of User Administration
Managing User Master Records
Creating Users
User Master Records Fields
Available Defaults and Options for User Master Records
Managing User Groups
Modifying User Master Records
User Information System
Password Management
Managing SAP System Superusers
The Authorization System in SAP WAS
Authorization Profiles
Roles
Working with the Role Maintenance Tool
How the Role Maintenance Works
Configuring the Profile Generator
Basic Concepts for Working with Roles
Creating Roles
Tracing Authorizations
Organizing the Maintenance of the Authorization System
Creating New Authorization Checks
Web Application Server System Management
General SAP System Management
Checking the Installation
Displaying and Monitoring the SAP Instances and Application Servers
Monitoring the System Work Processes
Monitoring and Managing User Sessions
Posting System Messages
Displaying and Managing Update Records
Update Process Concepts
Distribution of Update Work Processes
Monitoring Update Records
Displaying and Managing Lock Entries
Client Copies
Client Copy Tools
Creating a New Client
Requirements for Creating Clients and for the Copy Process
Client Copy Logs
Transporting Clients between Two SAP Systems
Managing the Background System
Introduction to Background Processing
Background Jobs
Starting Background Processing
Defining Background Jobs
Management Operations on Background Jobs
The Graphical Monitoring Tool
SAP Printing System
Concepts of the SAP Spool System Architecture
The Spool Work Process
Spool Servers, Hierarchies, and Loan Balancing
Defining Spool Server
Managing Spool Requests
Printing and Displaying Spool Requests
Connecting Printers to the Operating Systems Spool
Defining SAP Printer Devices
Logical Output Devices and Device Pools
Troubleshooting Printing Problems
SAP Printing System Administration Tasks
The Web Components of the SAP Web Application Server
The SAP Web Dispatcher
Monitoring the Internet Communication Manager
The SAP J2EE Engine
Monitoring the SAP J2EE
Performance and Troubleshooting with SAP Solutions
Performance Analysis
The Work Process Monitor
Analyzing Possible Performance Issues
The Workload Analysis Monitor
Troubleshooting RFC Communications
Troubleshooting the Presentation Server Response Time
Analyzing Specific Business Transactions
Troubleshooting Specific Performance Problems with the SQL Trace
Troubleshooting Specific Performance Problems with an ABAP Trace
Memory Management
The Memory Areas in a SAP System
The Buffers in a SAP Instance
Monitoring SAP Buffers
Hardware Capacity Analysis
The Operating System Monitor
Troubleshooting CPU Bottlenecks
Troubleshooting Physical Memory
Database Analysis
Workload Distribution
The SAP Instance
The SAP Profiles for Parameter Settings
Working with Workload Distribution
Troubleshooting in System Administration
Troubleshooting the Update Process
Troubleshooting Lock Entries
The System Log
Displaying and Troubleshooting ABAP Short Dumps
The System Tracing Utilities
Troubleshooting the Background Processing System
Database Space Management
The Tables and Indexes Monitor
The Alert Monitors
Architecture of the Alert Monitors
The Alert Monitors
SAP for IT Managers: Implementation, Planning, Operation, and Support of SAP Systems
SAP Projects
SAP Implementation Tools
SAP Customizing
Introduction to AcceleratedSAP (ASAP)
Project Preparation
Business Blueprint
Realization
Final Preparation
Go Live and Support
SAP Solution Manager
SAP Solution Manager for Functional Implementation
Solution Manager Roadmaps
Solution Manager Implementation Tools
Business Blueprint
Realization
Challenges of SAP Solution Projects: Technology Issues
SAP Technical Implementation
Systems Landscape
Sizing
Security
SAP System Management
Skill Sets for Systems Managers
Planning Systems Management
Organizing Change Management and Transport Requests
Installations and Upgrades
Information Integrity Issues
High Availability and Cluster Systems
Backup and Recovery
Operating System Backup Utilities
SAP Procedures Guide
The Administration and Operation Manual
Roles When Implementing and Supporting SAP Solutions
Introduction to the Help Desk
Index