Content usage mode: remote delta link
Applies to: consumers
The functionality described in this topic does not apply to an SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment system without usage type EP Core - Application Portal (EPC).
This topic describes how a content administrator on an SAP NetWeaver consumer portal can browse the Portal Catalog of a remote SAP NetWeaver producer portal and create delta links to the remote content.
You have created an FPN connection that pairs your system (the consumer portal) with the remote system (the producer portal).
Your system (the consumer portal) is registered with the producer portal.
You have successfully tested the remote delta link readiness of the FPN connection. For more information, see Testing Remote Delta Link Integrity .
The content administrator has been assigned at least administrator read permission to the FPN connection from which you want to retrieve content. For more information, see Assigning Administrator Permissions to FPN Connections .
The content administrator has been assigned at least administrator read permission to the remote content on the producer. For more information, see Exposing Content on the Producer for 'Remote Delta Link' Usage .
The content administrator is assigned to the standard Content Admin role on the consumer portal.
You can either add remote content as remote delta links directly to local content (pages, worksets, and roles) or you can first create remote delta links as unit objects in your Portal Catalog and then assign the copied unit objects to local objects (pages, worksets, and roles).
Adding Remote Objects Directly to Local Pages, Worksets, and Roles
On the consumer portal, navigate to.
Open the local role, workset, or page in its respective editor (Role editor, Workset editor, or Page editor).
If you are adding remote content to a local role or workset, select either the root node of the role/workset, a workset node, or a role folder node to which the remote object will be added as a child.
In the Portal Catalog, locate the remote producer listed in the root folder: Remote FPN Producers
Browse the Portal Catalog of the remote producer to locate the object to which you want to create a remote delta link.
Right-click the object and then choose Add <Object Type> to <Object Type> .
The context menu option changes dynamically according to the type of object you have selected in the Portal Catalog and the type of object you are editing. For example: Add Page to Role or Add iView to Page .
If you have added a remote object to a local role or workset, a remote delta link is created within the node you have selected.
If you have added a remote object to a local page, a remote delta link is created in the first container of the page. Use the page layout view to move the object to a new container, if needed.
Creating Remote Delta Links as Unit Objects in your Portal Catalog
On the consumer portal, navigate to.
In the Portal Catalog, locate the relevant remote producer listed in the root folder: Remote FPN Producers
To improve portal performance by reducing roundtrips between the producer and consumer portals, your consumer portal caches at preset intervals the Portal Catalog structure exposed by a remote producer portal (see Configuring the Federated Portal Cache on the Consumer Portal ).
To ensure that you are viewing the most up-to-date Portal Catalog of a producer, first choose Refresh in the content menu of the producer's Portal Content folder.
Browse the Portal Catalog of the remote producer.
Right-click a folder or object (role, workset, page, iView, or business objects) in the producer's Portal Catalog. Then, choose Copy .
You cannot preview content in a remote Portal Catalog. To preview remote content, first copy the content to your portal and then preview the local objects.
For information about using business objects in a federated portal network scenario, see Using Object-Based Navigation in a Federated Portal Network .
Right-click a folder in your own Portal Catalog (in the Portal Content root folder) and then choose Paste as Local Content .
Note the following when copying a folder:
You can copy a folder to copy more than one object at once. The new folder on the consumer is not a mirror image of the source folder on the producer. This means that when a content administrator adds or deletes an object in the folder on the producer, those changes are not made in the corresponding folder on the consumer. The content administrator on the consumer needs to manually copy the new object from producer and delete the obsolete object in the Portal Catalog on the consumer.
A delta link object can have only one source object. Therefore, if you copy a folder from the producer portal and the folder contains objects that have delta links between them, the delta link is not regenerated between the objects created on the consumer portal. Instead, each object created on the consumer has a delta link that points to its corresponding source object on the producer portal. For more information, see 'Remote Delta Link' Mode .
Perform the on-screen steps in the wizard to copy the content as remote delta links to your portal.
Once you have created a remote delta link as a unit object in your Portal Catalog, you then manage the content as you would with locally created delta link objects.