You can copy an object in order to reuse the original object, or part of the original object, in a new context, for example.
Basically, this function enables you to create a copy of the outbound object for another object key. Since the object key is structured differently in design and configuration objects, the way the copy function in the Integration Repository and Integration Directory works is also different.
· In the Integration Repository, you can copy objects to another namespace (of the same or another software component version).
Note that different object reference types. act differently.
It is not recommended to use the copy function to copy all objects of a software component version to a new software component version. The release transfer function is provided for this purpose.
· In the Integration Directory, you can create a copy of the object for a new combination of key attributes.
For more information about the key attributes of objects in the Integration Directory, see Object Key in Configuration Objects.
You can call the copy function as follows:
· Choose <Object> à Copy Object () from the object menu of the open object.
· Position the cursor on the object to be copied in the navigation area and choose Copy Object () from the context menu.
In the Copy Object dialog, you specify the key attributes for the object copy under Target Object. To do this, call the input help ().
The name of the original object is set as the default for the object copy. You can change the name of the copy object in the Copy Object dialog.
You can copy the object with all its dependent objects (only for interface objects).
If you select this option, all dependent objects are copied to the new namespace with the object. This ensures that the entire object is copied and that you can use it with all its features in the new namespace.
If the original object contains object references to objects in a namespace other than that of the original object, these referenced objects are not copied.
To select these options, select the corresponding check boxes.
Since you can only copy dependent objects with interface objects, if you are copying other objects you must make sure that the object references still function in the object copy. Note that the various object reference types have different results in the object copy. If objects have relative object references, you must copy the dependent objects separately and use the same name in the new namespace.
You cannot copy business system services.