Each consumption model has a unique URL allowing you to access it from your browser and check the service.
The URL is derived from the path in the Internet Communication Framework (ICF) service tree. For more information, see the SAP NetWeaver documentation about the Internet Communication Framework. If you have defined an external alias for your area in transaction Maintain Services (SICF), the URL is derived from the external alias path. For information about external aliases, see the SAP NetWeaver documentation about External Aliases.
The URL displays in the URL field of the Properties Editor when you select the consumption model in the ABAP Workbench design time. The XML and Metadata pushbuttons at the end of the URL field enable you to access different views of the service.
The URL has the following format.
The URL reflects the namespace of the underlying consumption model. Examples are:
Consumption model /iwcnt/abc with external name def: .../sap/opu/odata/iwcnt/def...
Consumption model abc with external name def, that is, no namespace prefix on the consumption model: .../sap/opu/odata/sap/def...
This URL syntax allows customers to name their own consumption models as desired in their reserved namespaces, ensuring there is no conflict with SAP or partner-delivered consumption models.
To call the service, the authorization object S_SERVICE must be assigned to your user name.
For an example, see Checking the Service.