LiveCompare 3.1 Backward Compatibility

This post is based on the "Backward Compatibility" help topic.

If you have upgraded to LiveCompare 3.1 from an earlier release, please note the following.

Upgrading from LiveCompare 3.0

Apps

Apps have been reimplemented in this release. If you were using Apps in LiveCompare 3.0 or Web Forms from an earlier release of LiveCompare, each of your workflows will need to be reregistered in LiveCompare using the Register Workflow as App Wizard.

LiveCompare Viewers

The LiveCompare Viewer role is no longer available. Following an upgrade to LiveCompare 3.1, existing Viewers will have their role changed to the new LiveCompare Consumer role. This also applies to upgrades from earlier LiveCompare releases.

Upgrading from LiveCompare 2.6

Convert SAP Types Actions

The Convert SAP Types action has been updated in this release so that its Source table requires columns named INPUT_NAME, INPUT_TYPE and TRANSPORT_NAME. As a result, the action's Source Name Column and Source Type Column properties have been removed. If you are using the Convert SAP Types action in any of your workflows, the action should be replaced with its updated version from the Component Palette. Alternatively, you may re-import any of the following LiveCompare templates:

  • The 'S.24 – Missing Objects in Transport Analysis', 'S.25 – Transport Pre-import Analysis' and 'S.26 – Landscape Synchronization Analysis' workflows from the Basis templates folder.
  • The 'HR Support Pack Schemas' workflow from the Human Resources templates folder.
  • The 'Business Function Impact Analysis', 'BW Change Impact Analysis', 'Find SPDD & SPAU Objects Matching Support Objects', 'Large Change Impact Analysis' and 'Small Change Impact Analysis' workflows from the Impact Analysis templates folder.
  • The 'LCIA_Rev-Trac' and 'SCIA_Rev-Trac' workflows from the Rev-Trac integration templates folder.

HR Schema Where Used Action

This action is no longer available. Instead, use the Where Used action, providing HR objects in the action's 'Source' table and setting its 'Types to Report' parameter to 'HRSC'.

Upgrading from LiveCompare 2.5.2

Analyze ABAP Complexity Action

This action is no longer available and has been replaced with the Analyze ABAP Quality action. If you are using the Analyze ABAP Complexity action in any of your workflows, the action should be replaced with its updated version from the Component Palette. Alternatively you may import the 'U.02 – Analyze Custom Code Quality' workflow from the Upgrade templates folder.

Match Strings Action

The Match Strings action has been updated in this release to include a parameter named 'Key Fields'. If you are using the Match Strings action in any of your workflows, the action should be replaced with its updated version form the Component Palette. Alternatively you may import 'U.01 – Impacted Used Custom Code' or 'U.02 – Analyze Custom Code Quality' from the Upgrade templates folder.

Upgrading from LiveCompare 2.4, 2.5 or 2.5.1

Where Used Action

In LiveCompare 2.5.1, the Where Used action was updated to include a parameter named 'Objects to Find'. If you are using the Where Used action in any of your workflows, the action should be replaced with its updated version from the Component Palette. Alternatively import any of the following templates:

  • S.24 – Missing Objects in Transport Analysis
  • HR Support Pack Schemas
  • BW Change Impact Analysis
  • Small Change Impact Analysis
  • SCIA-Rev-Trac
  • U.09 – User Tcode Usage Analysis
  • U.11 – Impacted Customized IDOCs
  • U.13 – Impacted Standard IDOCs

Upgrading from LiveCompare 2.3 or Earlier

Hierarchy Datasets

LiveCompare 2.4 introduced a number of new actions that were designed for working with Hierarchy datasets:

  • Get SAP Objects action retrieves SAP objects into a table that may be converted to a Hierarchy dataset.
  • Make Hierarchy action converts a source table into a Hierarchy dataset.

These actions provide a more general way of working with Hierarchy datasets, and as a result, the following actions have changed or are no longer available:

  • Retrieve Hierarchy Objects – no longer available; use Get SAP Objects and Make Hierarchy actions.
  • Compare Hierarchy Objects – no longer available; use Get SAP Objects, Compare Objects and Make Hierarchy actions.
  • Filter Hierarchy Types – no longer available; use Compare Objects action 'Types to Compare'.
  • Filter Hierarchy Objects and Filter Hierarchy Rules – no longer available; use Execute SQL.
  • Create Hierarchy Report – changed; set the 'Source' parameter to the 'Result' dataset returned by Get SAP Objects action or the 'Result' dataset returned by the Compare Objects action.

If you are using any earlier versions of the following workflows, they should be replaced with the corresponding LiveCompare 3.1 templates (these templates have been updated to use the new workflow actions):

  • Compare Objects
  • Compare Used Objects
  • Compare IMG Configurations
  • S.24 – Missing Objects Transport Analysis
  • A.<nn> consolidation templates