BRFplus-Business Rule Management for ABAP Applications - Ziegler, Carsten; Albrecht, Thomas
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In modern architectures, business rules are modeled and maintained in central engines. But how can you modify existing rules or develop your own? How can these rules be integrated into the applications? BRFplus is the tool of choice for developing business rules in ABAP. This book introduces BRFplus in all its aspects. It explains the tool's architecture and how its rules are structured. You will learn how to modify and develop rules, how to incorporate them into your own landscape, and how to extend BRFplus. Including extensive examples and tutorials, this book is a one-stop resource for…mehr

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In modern architectures, business rules are modeled and maintained in central engines. But how can you modify existing rules or develop your own? How can these rules be integrated into the applications? BRFplus is the tool of choice for developing business rules in ABAP. This book introduces BRFplus in all its aspects. It explains the tool's architecture and how its rules are structured. You will learn how to modify and develop rules, how to incorporate them into your own landscape, and how to extend BRFplus. Including extensive examples and tutorials, this book is a one-stop resource for developers as well as business analysts. 1. BRFplus Walk-Through and Tutorial Get started with a complete tour through all Workbench tools, follow the development cycle, and learn how to create applications in the Workbench or via the API. 2. Objects Learn how to define, use, and link objects to each other, and benefit from a comprehensive reference for all object types, such as expressions, actions, and more. 3. Tools, Deployment, and Administration The book covers the entire development cycle: Imports and exports, transports, administration, as well as remote and local scenarios, are all dealt with in detail. 4. Advanced Topics Once your applications are deployed, you'll want to tune them: Find out how to enhance performance, trace processing, extend BRFplus' functionality, and integrate it into custom user interfaces. Highlights: Business rules and business rules management (BRM) Object management Objects: functions, data objects, rules and rulesets, expression and action types Tools and administration Advanced topics: performance, tracing, extending BRFplus, UI integration Deployment and methodology
  • Produktdetails
  • SAP PRESS
  • Verlag: Rheinwerk Verlag
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 437
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. Januar 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 238mm x 187mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 934g
  • ISBN-13: 9781592292936
  • ISBN-10: 1592292933
  • Artikelnr.: 28899767
Autorenporträt
Thomas Albrecht is a senior software developer in the Business Rule Framework plus (BRFplus) team. After completing his studies with a master's degree in computer science, he joined SAP in 2003. He started working in and driving several development projects in the ERP Travel Management department with focus on architecture and user interfaces. In 2008 he delved into the area of BRFplus and quickly became a key member of the development team.
Inhaltsangabe
... Foreword ... 13

... Introduction ... 17

1 ... About Business Rules ... 21

... 1.1 ... Definition ... 21

... 1.2 ... Ubiquity of Business Rules ... 22

... 1.3 ... Business Rule Management Systems ... 23

... 1.4 ... Rule Representation ... 26

... 1.5 ... Application Architecture ... 29

... 1.6 ... Business Rules at SAP ... 32

2 ... BRFplus--a Brief Walk-Through ... 39

... 2.1 ... BRFplus Workbench ... 39

... 2.2 ... Workflow ... 53

... 2.3 ... The Example ... 53

... 2.4 ... Application--Container for BRFplus Objects ... 55

... 2.5 ... Function--Interface Between Code and Rules ... 57

... 2.6 ... Data Object--Data Carriers ... 59

... 2.7 ... Ruleset--Collection of Rules ... 61

... 2.8 ... Rule--Central Entity ... 63

... 2.9 ... Expressions--Computational Units ... 64

... 2.10 ... Actions--Performing Tasks Outside of BRFplus ... 67

... 2.11 ... Catalog--Visualization and Navigation Help ... 68

... 2.12 ... Simulating and Testing Rules ... 69

... 2.13 ... Function Processing and Rules Evaluation ... 72

... 2.14 ... BRFplus Releases ... 73

3 ... Tutorials ... 77

... 3.1 ... Creation of a Pricing Application with the BRFplus Workbench ... 77

... 3.2 ... Creation of a Pricing Application with the API ... 106

4 ... Object Management ... 121

... 4.1 ... Basic Object Handling ... 122

... 4.2 ... Basic Object API ... 130

... 4.3 ... Common Object Settings ... 142

... 4.4 ... Applications ... 157

... 4.5 ... Catalogs ... 164

5 ... Objects ... 169

... 5.1 ... Functions ... 169

... 5.2 ... Data Objects ... 180

... 5.3 ... Rulesets ... 202

... 5.4 ... Rules ... 211

... 5.5 ... Expressions ... 215

... 5.6 ... Actions ... 281

6 ... Tools and Administration ... 297

... 6.1 ... Simulation Tool ... 299

... 6.2 ... XML Export and Import ... 304

... 6.3 ... Web Service Generation Tool ... 314

... 6.4 ... Application Usage Tool ... 318

... 6.5 ... Application Administration Tool ... 321

... 6.6 ... Transport Analysis Tool ... 330
7 ... Advanced ... 337

... 7.1 ... Performance ... 337

... 7.2 ... Tracing ... 347

... 7.3 ... Extending BRFplus ... 369

... 7.4 ... User Interface Integration ... 385

8 ... Deployment ... 399

... 8.1 ... Change and Transport System ... 399

... 8.2 ... Local Scenarios ... 401

... 8.3 ... Remote Scenarios ... 405

9 ... Methodology ... 409

... 9.1 ... Classic Approach to Software Development ... 409

... 9.2 ... Classification of System Building Blocks ... 411

... 9.3 ... Model for Business Rules ... 412

... 9.4 ... Action Plan ... 413

... 9.5 ... Effort Estimation ... 423

... Appendices ... 425

... A ... Formula Functions ... 425

... B ... The Authors ... 431

... Index ... 433