Multiuser functionality in SAP Data Services

In this post you will create two local repositories and one central repository and perform the tasks associated  with sharing objects using Data Services.

You can also check the post Central Repository in BODS for more details.

Multiuser Development

This section introduces you to Data Services features that support multiuser development. Data Services enables multiple users to work on the same application. It enables teams of developers working on separate local metadata repositories to store and share their work in a central repository.
You can implement optional security features for central repositories.


Data Services can use a central repository as a storage location for objects. The central repository contains all information normally found in a local repository such as definitions for each object in an application.

In addition, the central repository retains a history of all its objects. However, the central repository is merely a storage location for this information.

To create, modify, or execute objects such as jobs, always work in your local repository and never in the central repository.
Using a central repository, you can:
• Get objects into the local repository
• Check out objects from the central repository into the local repository
• Check in objects from the local repository to the central repository
• Add objects from the local repository to the central repository


The functionality resembles that of typical file-collaboration software such as Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. Continue reading →