The release state of a service is defined at service operation level in the Enterprise Services Repository. SAP uses this status to inform service consumers about the lifecycle state of an enterprise service. The following release statuses are possible:
The service has been implemented and released by SAP and is available for consumption. Check the service documentation and SAP Notes for any limitations or prerequisites relating to the consumption of this service.
The service is released and supported by SAP for restricted consumption only. Before consuming this enterprise service, you must check the enterprise service documentation, the SAP Release Information Note, and SAP Notes for the corresponding application version to see if restrictions and/or limitations apply to the enterprise service. SAP can change the status “Released with Restrictions” to “Released” or “Revoked”. The service itself might be changed incompatibly in one of the future support packages for the related application.
A new version of this enterprise service that covers the same or enhanced functionality is available in the same software component, or in a different software component for the same product. The new version is available when the release status of the enterprise service is set to “Deprecated” in the Enterprise Services Repository (ESR).
The status of an “original” service can only be changed to “Deprecated" within a new Enhancement Package, Support Package (in the case of corrections), or product version. The deprecated enterprise service is still available and supported in the new Enhancement Package, Support Package, or product version. The functionality of the deprecated enterprise service corresponds to the functionality of the same enterprise service in the previous version. After a minimum of one full main release cycle, the ESR status of the enterprise service can be changed to „Revoked“. This means that the "outdated" and the "new" service versions are available in parallel for at least one full main release.
The link to the successor service is provided in the service documentation and in a Composite SAP Note. Any adjustments or potential migration efforts are described in the Composite SAP Note.
The enterprise service implementation is still in place, but the service is no longer supported by SAP.
If an enterprise service is flagged as “Deprecated”, the ESR Release Status can be changed to “Revoked” after a minimum timeframe of one whole main release.
Note : The definition of the service operation may still be available in Enterprise Services Repository (ESR), in the ABAP proxy objects, and in the Web service. However, SAP no longer supports the usage of this enterprise service and strongly recommends that you replace it with the successor service.
For more information about the release state of an enterprise service, see the documentation on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com . The release states are described in the SAP Library documentation for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1.