I was looking to understand the Fiori app transport process but was getting more and more confused with each answer I read online. So I wanted to as a few questions.
1. How are standard apps transported across systems? One answer suggests that standard apps are not transported but are installed in each system and I find that quite unusual to what I already know about transport standards.
2.The most widely quoted post is from 2014 and I would like to have a more updated answer to how standard, custom , and enhancements to fiori apps are transported. Will this be a SOLMAN based transport in all cases? Or is there more to it that I am missing?
Thank you for your time.
SAP Standard Apps are installed in all Front-End Server (FES) by installing the Add-On containing the SAPUI5 application. The same applies for the backend. Where either the main component of S/4HANA or Business Suite already contains the needed OData Services or also an Add-On must be installed. The information which Add-Ons must be installed where can be found in https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/. Activating the OData Services on the FES will trigger a transport request when you assign a non local package.
When you enhance applications (OData Service and SAPUI5) and have separate FES and Backend it is a wise idea to use one change document in solution manager that combines the transport of FES and Backend. That way the transports are always in sync.