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Changes in SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP3

Major feature improvements

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP4

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP5

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP6

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP7

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP8

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP9

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP10

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP11

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP12

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP13

What's New in SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SP14

Updates and corrections


The following subsections give an overview over the main new features in SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1:

SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio – General Enhancements

        Based on Eclipse Europa (Eclipse 3.3).

        Integration of the Eclipse Update Server and Update Manager to allow synchronized installations and customized updates.

        ESR client support


Java EE Development Tools

        Based on Web Tools Platform (WTP) 2.0 (including graphical editor for JavaServer Faces, integration of the Dali JPA Tools, improvements in the JSP 2.0 support, and so on).

More information: Java EE Development Tools (Enhanced)


Web Dynpro Development

        EJB model in Web Dynpro

        Partial support for migration of Web Dynpro applications from SAP NetWeaver 2004/7.0 to SAP NetWeaver CE.

        Improvements in View Designer (such as, cut-paste functionality)

More information: Java Web Dynpro (Enhanced)


Composite Application Framework Development

        Enhancements in the Business Object Navigator

        Bidirectional associations

        Optional create attributes (attributes with cardinality 0..n can be included in CRUD methods)

        Creation of index based on custom keys

        BI Integration

        Improvements in the UI administration tools

        Web Services Development

        ESR browsing functionality (selection of a WSDL file from ESR)

        Services Repository publication (publishing a Web service in a given category)

        Outside-in (Creation of a Web service using a WSDL file)

        JAX-WS customization in client Web service scenario

More information: Composite Application Framework


Web Services Development

        Complete support for configuring Java EE 5 Web services

        Enhanced framework for providing and consuming Web services, including customizations, and annotations-based design-time configuration

        New workcenter in the SAP NetWeaver Administrator (SOA Management) that provides a role-based central location for all Web services configuration and administration tools.

        Introduction of a new mass configuration concept.

More information: Web Services (New)


Enhanced Services Registry

More information: Services Registry (Enhanced)


Guided Procedures

        Support for new callable object types and enhancements for the already supported types.

        Enhanced design-time and runtime worksets.

        Enhanced administration workset.

More information: Guided Procedures


Portal and Portal Content Modeling

        Remote delta links to allow integration of iViews, pages, worksets, and roles into a remote SAP NetWeaver 7.0 consumer portal.

        Usability enhancements.

        Modeling portal content with Visual Composer.

More information:


Portal Content Modeling


Visual Composer

        Improved development capabilities (including, a new Find References tool, new Service Component wizard, and so on)

        New Data Bridge connector allowing the passing of data between Visual Composer and Guided Procedures

        Improved supportability

        Modeling composite views using BI data services

More information:

Visual Composer

BI Data Services (New)






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