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In order to simplify the subsequent installation of integrations and to uncouple the configuration of an installation from an SAP system, use the following guide.
In this guide, a master installation will be set up in which the backendConfig add-on is not installed.
In all other installations, the backendConfig add-on is activated, so that the configuration changes can be received via the SAP system.
In this setup, changes to the configuration are made exclusively in the master installation, from where the changes are uploaded to the SAP system.

  1. Install SAP ECTR at the desired location.
  2. Do not install the add-on "backendConfig".
  3. This Installation will be your master installation.
    1. If possible, maintain the master installation in a version control system such as git or SVN. This allows you to version, keep track of and comment on changes made on the master installation. Changes can also be easily revoked.
  4. Make sure of the following:
    1. The following preference variable may activate the download of the configuration from SAP although the backendConfig add-on is not installed.
      To avoid this, you need to make sure that in %plm_instdir%\customize\config\plm_initialize.bat, the preference variable PLM_USE_SAPCONFIG is set to false or disabled.
    2. Also make sure that the directory %plm_instdir%\addons\backendConfig does not exist in your master installation - this is the directory of the backendConfig add-on.
  5. Start SAP ECTR via the master installation.
  6. Upload your configuration to SAP. In the default set up, you can upload your configuration via AdministratorSystem Setup Transfer the settings into the configuration document in the SAP system (fnc.configuration.upload)

The following steps have to be perfomed if you wish to install an integration or another add-on subsequently.

  1. Install your integration or add-on via the SAP Frontend Installer in your master installation.
  2. Customize your integration according to your wishes in your master installation.
  3. Start SAP ECTR via the master installation and upload your configuration to SAP.P.
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