Is there any documentation on this topic? I have a customer who uses a lot of ALV reports and are concerned about migration or conversion of all these reports. They like to know what SAP's plans are in helping customers who are in the same situation. They use hundreds of variants for some of these reports and are trying to get an idea on what is involved for planning purposes.
Thanks for your reply. The customer plans to migrate to WAS 6.40. They do not use Portal or ITS as far as I know. They would like to use WebDynpro for this. Some standard SAP transactions they quoted are VT03, VT01, MV04 etc. They have custom transactions similar to these. One of their concerns is, for each of these reports, they have many variants. If they separate the presentation logic from the processing, and create UI, is there a feature that allows them to create different variants also? Do they use Web Dynpro for ABAP or Web Dynpro for Java to accomplish this?
Are you planning to migrate an ALV report directly to a Webdynpro app. Is that your question.
Well if you want to move your ALV reports to WebDynpro then u will have to create the layout again in WebDynpro and also ensure that the data to be displayed will be returned by an RFC. Webdynpro will interact with R/3 using BAPI's/RFC's.
Well at the same time if you want to display the ALV reports directly without making changes then you could make use of a Internet Service in transaction SE80.
This feature requires Portal.
Make that as a IAC iview. Then you can directly bring the ALV reports in the Portal.
But this technique uses ITS and it may be time consuming too especially if your customers are using ALV for their reports 90% of their time.
Anyway these are the possible solutions available. If you could elaborate on what kind of migration you are looking at then maybe we could provide some more suggestions.
Hope that helps. let me know if u require any further clarifications.