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EP5 to EP6 after migration page changes are not reflected in roles

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We are currently investigating an upgrade from EP5 to EP6. We have migrated all our content across. We have many roles which share the same pages. In EP5 any changes to a page would be reflected in all roles to which it was atteched. This does not seem to be the case in EP6.

Has anybody elseexperienced this? Is it because the links are not retained during the migration??

We really don't want to have to rebuild all the roles (we have hundreds of them). Is there another way around this??

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jpolus
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Hi Barabara,

Can you clarify a little more for me on this? You are saying in your EP6 system, after the migration. If you change the iView that was migrated the change isn't reflected in any of the roles? or just some of them?

If you can provide more info and what type of iviews you are trying to change, I'll see if I can help.

Thanks,

John

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Hi John,

Thanks for your response.

I am actually changing the layout of iViews on a page not the iViews themselves. More specifically - the pages are currently in two column layout. I am removing the iView in the left column then changing the layout to one column.

I have tried doing this

directly via the page - Content Administration > Portal Content > Migrated Content > EP 5.0 > Pages > select the page then enter edit mode - in which case the changes to the page are saved, but are not reflected in any role in which the page is included

via the role - Content Administration > Portal Content > Migrated Content > EP 5.0 > Roles > select the role, then select the page and enter edit mode - in this case the changes are only reflected in the page in current role.

Hope this makes it more clear.

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jpolus
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Hi Barbara,

I was trying to recreate you problem on one of my sandbox portals but I didn't have similar content in my EP5 system. I've checked with several people who have run through the migration but non of them were trying to do the same thing as you so no help there. If you haven't already, I would open up a customer message with SAP and have them look into it too.

If I run across anything, I'll let you know.

John

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Hi John,

Not exactly what I'd hoped to hear, but want you to know how much I appreciate your time, effort and speedy responses.

Thanks

Former Member
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Hi Barbara,

This is what I understand is the problem you encounter after the migration:

When you update the original page in the content catalog, the change is not reflected in the pages in the roles. When you update the page in the role the change is only reflected in that specific role.

Now the explanation...

1) When you update the page in the role the change is only reflected in that specific role:

In EP6.0//NW04 there are two types of objects: Unit/Dependency objects. Unit objects can be found in the content catalog (like your original page) dependencies object can be found in other object (the page in the role).

These are two different objects! If you'll update the page in the catalog, all the objects that are delta linked to him will also be updated (more details on this in the second section of the explanation). When you update the specific page in the role, only this role and its inheriting objects will be updated. This means that the behavior you encountered is correct -> Only this role was updated and not all the roles that hold this page.

2)When you update the original page in the content catalog, the change is not reflected in all inheriting pages in the roles.

This is a matter of delta links.

If the pages in the roles are delta linked to the unit page in the content catalog (and this delta link hasn't been broken before) the changes in the original page should be reflected in the pages in the roles.

What you need to do is open the delta link tracer editor of the pages in the roles: open the dependencies pages for editing and from the editor selection drop down list (top right) choose "Delta Link Tracer". In this editor you will see the DL chain of the page. The source of this page should be the page in the content catalog.

What is the exact version of the target NW04 machine you used in the migration? There was a fix for the DL, if I am not mistaken in NW04 SP9 P2?. Before this patch all the pages were created as "copy" and not as "DL" and if this is the case, this can explain you problem.(i.e. the pages are not DL to the original page in the content catalog)

Hope this will help you,

Best Regards, Dalit

jpolus
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Hi Barbara,

I have not run into this before. I'll do some checking. Let me ask one more thing. Are you by chance going in and removing the EP5 Detailed Navigation iview from these pages? If so, they should have gotten removed in the migration. If this is what you are doing, then I believe you are missing a mapping file for content. If that is the issue, check SAP note 642999.

Thanks,

John

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Hi John,

Good pick up, and very close to the mark

I am not removing the Detailed Nav iViews - they were gone after migration as expected. So that is not the problem.

What I am doing is removing iViews that used to reside in the same column as detailed nav in the EP5 pages, and putting them into the navigation panel so the pages look the same in EP6.

Sorry, that's hard to explain - hope it makes sense.