Developer

Creating Tables, Structures, and Triggers

Create the table, structures, and triggers that collects entity changes and passes them to the Syclo Framework.

Procedure

  1. Create a transparent table ZEPM_BUSINESSPARTNERS_EX in the data dictionary with the following fields and include structures:
    • Include field MANDT, and data element MANDT.
    • Include Syclo standard structures /SYCLO/CORE_EXCHANGE_KEY_STR and /SYCLO/CORE_EXCHANGE_SUB_STR.
    • Set structure /SYCLO/CORE_EXCHANGE_KEY_STR as a key.
  2. Find the appropriate trigger location by analyzing the data object update process.
    The trigger location is code that runs whenever a business partner record is updated. Within this code, execute an Exchange Framework Implementation (EFI) to collect changes and pass them to the Syclo Exchange Framework. There are multiple ways you can identify and implement trigger locations: user exit, Business Add-Ins (BAdI), explicit or implicit enhancement framework implementation, business transaction events, or gateway service operations for create, update, and delete. Given the key role of EFI to construct the data-pair list of before and after images of the SAP data object being changed, the EFI trigger spot determines the extent and scope of change detection.
  3. Create the EFI Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) include file, using transaction SE38; name the file ZEPM_EFI_BUSINESSPARTNER_INCL.
    The include file contains the programming logic for before and after image construction. For this example, determine the business partner details before and after the update. You need not track all field changes—this is controlled by the EFI implementation. If required, you can extend change tracking to related tables, such as sales orders.
  4. Use transaction SE24 to create a subclass of the CL_CORE_EX_HANDLER_BASE base class; name the subclass ZEPM_BUSINESSPARTNER_EXCHANGE_HANDLER.