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How to install PDK?

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I just downloded the pdk from SDN. It has come as a rar file called "NetweaverDeveloperCockpit_NW04SP12.rar" I don't know how to install it in the portal I have. Please help me how to install this rar file.



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Former Member
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Guess u need to unrar the file first.

U wud see .epa file which u need to import from the portal (System Admin>Transport>Import)

After importing a new role Java Development is created which u need to assign to urself if u want to have access to all the pdk and documentation!



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Here are the instructions from the PDF included in the rar file:

<b>Technical Description and Configuration Information


The following procedure describes how to install the Business Package Netweaver Developer Cockpit (PDK) in a portal and how to configure the portal so that the example iViews work correctly.


You have installed a standard SAP Enterprise Portal either locally on your personal PC or on a test server. Optionally you have installed SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio.

You have uninstalled older PDK versions completely with the “Archive Remover” tool and “Portal Content Studio”.

If you use MaxDB as Database, you have to deploy MaxDB JDBC Driver manually and register it at the portal. For more information see SAP Note 773401


Import the Business Package for the Portal Development Kit into your portal installation.

The business package is delivered in SCA format and you have to use the Software Deployment Manager (SDM) to install it. For more information, see SAP Note 731386

Import the attached ICE transport package via the Content Management->Content Exchange->Package upload. Import the the file As a result you see the folder “DeveloperContent” under the KM repository documents.

<b>Post- Installation Steps</b>

<b>Configure the Portal for the Netweaver Developer Cockpit</b>

The connector example iViews in the Portal Development Kit connect to SAP Backend System with the system alias PDK_R3_BACKEND.

To run these examples you must define a system object for a test SAP Backend System in your system landscape and assign the following aliases: PDK_R3_BACKEND

The JDBC example iViews use a JDBC database with the alias: LocalMaxDB

To run these examples you must configure the system object LocalMaxDB or define a new one and add in your system landscape and assign the following aliases: LocalMaxDB.

The Dummy Object Based Navigation Examples (without real Backend connection) require that you the System Alias PDKDummySystem to the System PDKDummySystem

According to your authentication policy you also have to maintain Usermapping and afterwards you have to configure Distributed Query Engine (DQE) for the systems. See SAP help portal and tutorial forfurther information.

The System Landscape Directory SLD has to be maintained for the WebDynpro Examples which require a backend connection. See Web Dynpro Tutorials for details.

For more information on how to create system objects and assigning aliases, see Enterprise Portal Administration Guide 6.0->Portal Platform->System Administration->System Landscape->System Landscape Editor.

To ensure that you have the permission to run all the applications in the business package, you must be assigned to the following portal roles:

Role ID - Purpose

Super Administrator - for all Portal operations and permissions

Administrator - Optional - The NDC role

ContentManager (optional)- For importing ice content.

<b>Restart Server or iView Runtime Container</b>

This is recommended to deploy all portal archives. Known SDM limitation in NW04.

<b>Authentication of WebDynpro Content Administrator and SLD</b>

WebDynpro Content Administrator and System Landscape Directory need a SAP WebAS Java Server Administrator authentication. Usually the portal administrator is not assigned to the Java Server role Administrator so username and password with the correct permissions for these iViews have to be provided.

<b>Create user in SAP Backend System</b>

The example iViews connect to the SAP System using the username you are currently logged on to the portal. You must create a user in the SAP System with the same user ID as your portal user or define any user mapped to the portal user via usermapping.

Portal users accessing an SAP System via remote function call (RFC) must have a user or be mapped to a user in the SAP System with the following authorizations.

Authorization object S_RFC with the following field values:




<b>The following authorization is only necessary for Drag&Relate:</b>

Authorization object S_TCODE with the following field value:


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Hi Bhagya,

Yes when you download the PDK you will get a rar file. Now extract file using <b>Winrar</b> and then you will finally get a .epa file. For Setup please visit the site:

<b><a href="">Winrar Setup</a></b>

Then you can import this epa file into portal. When you will import this .epa file a new role for Java development will be added to the portal. Assign this role to your User.

<b>Role Name:</b>

Now you are ready to use the PDK from EP.

I hope this helps you!!



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