In a previous Solution Manager Expert article, D. Russell Sloan of IBM Global Business Services showed how you could use custom document attributes to improve your SAP Solution Manager reporting. Through the process of putting that article together, we thought it might be good to explain the actual process of creating the custom elements of these document attributes themselves. These elements include Data Dictionary objects such as custom tables and fields.
Originally, we planned to feature this as a sidebar, but the topic expanded to a point where we felt it needed to be an article in its own right.
That article, "Create Custom Tables and Fields for Attributes," is now available in the Solution Manager Expert knowledgebase. To be able to move forward with the process he explains
, you need three things.
1. A developer key. If you don't have one, you can get it from your technical team.
2. Developer access rights in your Solution Manager system.
3. Follow your project standards for creating custom Data Dictionary objects.
In the end, you're able to take better control of your custom attributes by defining their behavior in the KW.
For the full article, Solution Manager Expert subscribers can go here. For more information about Solution Manager Expert, go here.