The service life-cycle encompasses everything in the life span of an OData service, from the activation and maintaining of the service, via the maintaining of models and services, up to the cleanup of the metadata cache. We recommend you use the Service Builder for your applications, but a purely programmatic approach is also possible.
SAP Gateway Service Builder is the recommended tool for all aspects of service development.
is the central transaction for service activation. It is also accessible via the Service Builder.