Build Custom Java iViews for SAP Data Using Eclipse: A Guide for Developers and Implementation Teams

  • by Carl Vieregger, Senior Consultant, IBM Business Consulting Services
  • March 15, 2003
iViews provide integrated views of business information in the mySAP Enterprise Portal. You can use one of SAP's prebuilt iViews or you can build customized iViews to meet your users' unique needs. As SAP continues to move the mySAP Enterprise Portal toward a pure J2EE-based environment, the importance of building custom iViews in Java will only increase. With a downloadable example as a guide, this article walks developers and implementation teams through the tasks involved in developing a custom Java iView that displays data from an SAP system. The example makes use of the SAP Portal Development Kit (PDK) and the Eclipse development environment.

Carl Vieregger

Carl Vieregger is a senior consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Global SAP Centre of Expertise (GCOE) based in Walldorf, Germany. After starting as a certified ABAP developer and business workflow specialist, his current focus is on portals and portlet application development. Recently, he co-delivered a lecture and workshop on the PDK at the SAP TechEd conference. Prior to moving to Germany, he graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a B.A. in International Studies and Slavic Languages & Literature.

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