SICF and Web Service Management

By default, a clean ABAP sap stack does not have all available services activated due to security reasons. If you start creating web services you’ll find out some things don’t work out of the box. Note: I’ve encountered this on SAP ABAP stack v7.x.

You can create a web service from SE80 Object Navigator but chances are:

  • you can’t open its wsdl in a browser or make it available to external web service consumers
  • you can’t open SOAMANAGER to fully manage the web service

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PDFDriver Library

Flex is not that great when you want to print multiple pages combined content. Things like multiple datagrids intercalated with textfields for example. Add the requirement for a header and a footer and things start getting really complicated. Maybe you also need to have an identification element like a watermark on each page beneath the actual page content…

PDFDriver can handle all of the above. It makes use of two open source libraries (alivepdf and flexreport) and adds a little magic of its own.
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