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It is useful to know when an ITS Service was last published to the Integrated ITS; this is especially useful to know if Basis Support Packs have been applied to the WAS(Web Application Server). Then one can compare the ITS publishing information V's the importation information for the SAP_BASIS Support Pack in transaction SPAM.

Solution

Here are the steps to check the publishing date for the well known ITS Service"WEBGUI". (The same method can be used for all ITS Services)

  • In transaction SE80 under the Repository Browser (1)
  • Select: Internet Service(2).
  • Then type in WEBGUI(3) Hit "Enter" OR click on the "Spectacles Icon" (4)
  • Then double click on the "WEBGUI" folder(5)

After "Double Clicking" on the WEBGUI folder - in the right hand panel the following screen will appear.

Then "Double Click" on the text "Saved" OR "Saved/Published". In this case it is "Saved/Published" (6).

In the resulting POP-UP you will obtain the publishing information for the service WEBGUI to site INTERNAL/Integrated ITS

This shows that the WEBGUI was published to site "INTERNAL"(7) the 30th of March 2009 (8) at 15h59:37 (9).
I have ommitted the publishers name in this case.

Do also the same for an individual templates to see if the publishing date matches  

Drill down the WEBGUI tree to one of the HTML templates and double click on the template. Step 5(a)

In the right hand panel the following screen will appear.

Then "Double Click" on the text "Saved" OR "Saved/Published". In this case it is "Saved/Published". Step 6(a).

In the resulting POP-UP you will obtain the publishing information for the template BAS_A11Y(in this example) to site INTERNAL/Integrated ITS.

Does the publishing date differ from the WEBGUI folder(STEP 7,8,9)? YES it does in this case. Note the date and follow the next steps.

This shows that the template BAS_A11Y was published to site "INTERNAL"Step 8(a) the 19th of November 2009 at 09h33:77.
I have ommitted the publishers name in this case.
 

Transaction SPAM 

Once the WEBGUI/ITS Service publishing date is known one can check if new SAP_BASIS have been applied since the ITS Service was last published.

Call transaction SPAM. Select "Imported Support Packages". Click on Display (10)

On the resulting screen - the relevant information from an ITS Perspective is the importation of the SAP_BASIS support package.

In this case, the last importation of a SAP_BASIS Support Package into the WAS was Basis Support Page 13 and it was imported the 25th of September 2007. (11)

Conclusion

The ITS Service Webgui does not need to be republished as its publishing date is newer than the importation of the last SAP_BASIS Support Package into the WAS.

We also know that the template BAS_A11Y was published to site "INTERNAL" at a later date than the WEBGUI service.

This would indicate that this template was modified manually or via a note correction and was published on its own. It is always useful to check individual template dates as it maybe the case the template has an older publishing date than the general service folder. Step 5. If that is the case then we also need to check the date against the date of the last importation of a SAP_BASIS Support Package into the WAS.  

Publishing

If the service needs to be republished - please review the following ITS Howto: How to activate, publish and test ITS services in the integrated ITS?

ITS 6.40

Please note that there is one special service for ITS 6.40. Service SYSTEM     
Service SYSTEM should always be published correctly - it is required
by all services that make use of SAP Integrated ITS.

ITS 7.00

Please note that there are two special services: SYSTEM and IAC.
Service SYSTEM should always be published correctly - it is required
by all services that make use of SAP Integrated ITS.
Service IAC needs to be published if you want to use services other than WEBGUI/SAP GUI for HTML.