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Use

Rarely, you may have to use the CIM Instances function in the SLD, which allows you to maintain the content on a low-level by allowing you to work directly at CIM instance level.

Note

Maintenance interfaces exist for most SAP applications that use the SLD. Use these specific interfaces for maintaining data to ensure that the applications run smoothly.

Note

Bear in mind that modifying or removing CIM instances in the CIM Instances function may have undesired effects, for example, if you do not maintain the associations to other instances. Use the CIM Instaces function only for CIM classes with which you are familiar and only after consulting with SAP support.

Procedure
  1. Choose Start of the navigation path Home Next navigation step CIM Instances End of the navigation path.

  2. From the Subset dropdown box, select the subset of the data you want to display.

  3. From the Class dropdown box, select the class whose instances you want to view and process.

    Note

    The number in the parentheses after the class name indicates the number of instances.

    A table with all instances of the selected CIM class appears.

  4. To filter the instance data and view only instance data that contains a certain string in the Filter field, enter the string you want and choose Refresh .

    A table with all instances that meet the filter criteria appears.

Creating an Instance of the Selected CIM Class

  1. Choose New <Class_Name> .

  2. Enter the instance properties and choose Save .

    Note

    You must enter all key properties. The key properties are displayed in boldface.

Removing Multiple Instances

  1. In the table with all instances, select the corresponding indicator in front of the instance(s) you want to remove.

  2. Choose Remove .

Viewing and Modifying Instance Properties

  1. To view instance properties, in the table with all instances, choose the corresponding link in the <Class_Name> column.

  2. Change the instance properties you want and choose Save .

Creating a Copy of an Instance

  1. On the instance detail screen, choose the General tab.

  2. Choose Copy .

    A separate detail screen for the new instance appears. All properties on this screen are identical to properties of the original instance.

  3. Change the instance key properties you want, as well as any other properties you want.

  4. Choose Save .

    Note

    The CIM concept does not allow you to create completely identical instances. Creating a copy means only that the data of the original instance is copied as a template for the new instance. The new instance must have at least one key property that is different from the key properties of the original instance.

Renaming an Instance

  1. On the instance detail screen choose the General tab.

  2. Choose Move .

  3. Change the instance key properties you want, as well as any other properties you want.

  4. Choose Save .

    The renamed instance is saved. The renamed instance replaces the original instance. All associations to this instance are updated accordingly.

Viewing the Associations of an Instance

  1. On the instance detail screen, choose Associations .

Creating an Association of the Selected Instance

  1. Choose New Association .

  2. From the Association Type dropdown box, select the association type you want.

    All instances that are suitable for the association type you selected are displayed.

  3. Select the corresponding indicator in front of the instance(s) you want to associate with the selected instance and choose Associate .

Removing Associations of an Instance

  1. Select the corresponding indicator(s) in front of the association(s) you want to remove.

  2. Choose Remove .

    The associated instances are removed. The instances that are connected with the original instance by these associations remain.