3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2012 5:16 PM by Tobias Hofmann RSS

MBO reuse among applications. Should I try ?

Ricardo Moura
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Hi Folks,
My company is starting to use SUP. Since the beggining we
have been ask to ourselves if it will be a good idea try to
reuse MBOs among aplications or not. We have read the
document about best practice and we understand that use a
MBO that brings just the informations that will be used in
the screen is the best option. But, for example, in a
situation that I already have a MBO that brings me 3 fields
(int type) of a table and I just need two. Why shouldn't we
reuse that ? Why should we create a new one ?
In a scenario like that, probably the server will have to
worry about keep boths MBOs updated besides to use more disk
space of the database.
I mean. I understood that is a best practice to create a MBO
as close as possible to the screen, but in some situations
it will be better loose a litle of performance in order to
save resources and speed up my development.
How you guys have been working ? Are you reusing MBOs among applications ?

Thanks in advance
Regards
Ricardo Moura

  • Re: MBO reuse among applications. Should I try ?
    Jitendra Kansal
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    Hi Ricardo,

     

    you need not to create a new one.

     

    you reuse that old MBO and delete unwanted attributes(fields) from it,

    and re-deploy your MBO to unwired server. it will work as usual.

     

    Regards,

    Jitendra

    • Re: MBO reuse among applications. Should I try ?
      Ricardo Moura
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      Hello Jitendra,

      thank you for your reply.

      I think I didn't explain so well my problem.

      1) Imagine if the MBO with the 3 fields is being used to the application A.

      2) Now a new application B need just 2 of this 3 fields.

       

      I couldn't delete an attribute so that the application A will be impacted.

       

      The question is: What is the best to do.

      first option: Use the MBO and just use 2 of the fields. In this case there will be a impact in performance, even very small.

      second option: Create a new MBO with just 2 fields. In this case the Unwired Server will need to keep both MBOs sinchronized. The resources of the server will be consumed more and more.

       

      Best Regards

      Ricardo Moura

  • Re: MBO reuse among applications. Should I try ?
    Tobias Hofmann
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    in a situation that I already have a MBO that brings me 3 fields (int type) of a table and I just need two. Why shouldn't we reuse that ? Why should we create a new one ?

    That's the typical "it depends" scenario. Of course you can reuse your MBOs. After all, its basically a DB on the server and client side. You can mobilize a BAPI and define that every mobile project that uses that BAPI has to use the corresponding MBO.

     

    The problem is that you may end up having a lot of unnecessary information (generic) on your mobile device / app. You'll also have to check if the generic MBO contains sensitive data that is needed for project A, but not for project B.

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