ISU EDM: Activation of RTP Component–IThis post is about the 3 types of activation possible for RTP Component in the RTPInterface. The types are1. Use and Activate Generally2. Use and Activate Individually3. Use Individually and Activate Generally.More information on them can be obtained here. Anyways I am pasting the info here.* Use and activate generally (activation and definition for all installations)This activity type means that you must activate the RTP component at RTP interface leveland that you define the parameter allocation for the input parameters at RTP interface level.* Use and activate individually (activation and definition for individual installations)This activation type enables you to activate the RTP component only at installation level, notat RTP interface level.You can define the parameter allocations for the input parameters in the following ways:-->Define the parameter allocation at RTP interface level->Define parameter templates at RTP interface level. You can then define parameterallocations for the input parameters at installation level based on these parameter templates.* Use individually and activate generally (activation for all installations and for individualinstallations)This activation type means that you must activate the RTP component both at RTP interfacelevel and at installation level.You can define the parameter allocations for the input parameters in the following ways:-->Define the parameter allocation at RTP interface level->Define parameter templates at RTP interface level. You can then define parameterallocations for the input parameters at installation level based on these parameter templates.Now most of the time we were using the first Activation Type ‘Use and Activate Generally’.So we were activating the RTP Component at the Interface level and also assigning theinput/output parameters in the same.If we use the rest two activation types there is not much difference ,only thing is that , that wecould activate the RTP Component at the installation level and also probably assign inputparameters at the installation level.In case of RTP Components with Activation Type ‘Use and Activate Individually‘ and ‘UseIndividually and Activate Generally‘ we can assign the profiles or roles to the inputparameters at the installation level.(assigning at the RTP Interface level is still possible butwith the activation type we intend to use ,it would act like the same as the first activation typeand won’t be for individual installations).For assigning at the Installation level we useParameter Templates which are automatically proposed during maintenance at installationlevel.
This time there is no presentation but just pasting the screenshots here.First we look at the RTP Interface in which the component has the Activation Type as ‘Useand Activate Individually‘.rtp interface for use & activate individually actiavtion typeHere we can see that with Activation Type ‘Use and Activate Individually‘ if we try toActivate it at the RTP Interface level it gives an Error. We have to activate this at theInstallation level only. We will now try to assign an input parameter to a ParameterTemplate so that we can assign the input parameter at the Installation level.
To assign an input parameter to a parameter template click on the input parameter then go totab ‘Parameter temp.’ click on the checkbox for ‘Template required’ and press ‘Copy’. Thetraffic light for the input parameter will change from Red to Yellow.Now in the Installation click on ‘RTP Interface’ we see the below screen. Goto the tab‘Component’ and select the checkbox ‘Activate’ and press ‘Copy’. So now the RTPComponent has been activated for the Installation.
Now we need to assign the input parameter. Click on the input parameter, go to tab‘Parameter‘ and assign the value for the parameter. It would look like this.So this was all about Activation Type ‘Use and Activate Individually’.Now we look at Activation Type ‘Use Individually and Activate Generally‘.In here one has to activate the RTP Component at the RTP Interface level.
the input parameters are assigned to Parameter Templates ,so that I can assign them at anindividual level in the Installation.
Input Parameter assigned to Parameter TemplatesIn the Installation the input parameters are assigned values.Input Parameter to be assigned in Installation
Input Parameters assigned values in the InstallationBilling happens the normal way.So one can ask that why do we need to use these activation types.
Well SAP gives you the flexibility to model the use of your RTP Components depending onIndividual Installation needs depending on Individual tarrif changes or even limiting theactivation for certain times.So instead of using the same input parameters for all the installation you can have individualinput parameters by just changing the activation type of the RTP Component and the priorityand using the Parameter Templates.There is a very good example given in the help.sap site for this, do have a look.Look into this link here ‘Activation of RTP Component – II’ for an example on this.————————————————————————————–If I have missed something above or wrote something wrong please comment and inform me. Also if you have any suggestions or any topics you would like to know about inEDM/IDE/AMI/DM do inform.