Summary: this page describes how to use the standalone CAST SAP Extractor NG to extract data from a supported SAP instance so that it can be packaged in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool and subsequently analyzed.

What's new?

See CAST SAP Extractor NG - Release Notes - 8.3 for more information.

What is the CAST SAP Extractor NG?

Background information

In order to analyze SAP tables/views and ABAP source code that are part of an Application, CAST AIP requires that the source code is delivered for analysis in "offline" file format. In other words, CAST AIP does not connect to the SAP instance during the analysis and instead the "offline" files are analyzed. This delivery/analysis method provides a distinct performance boost and allows the delivery to be performed by a dedicated resource.

How does the CAST SAP Extractor NG work?

The CAST SAP Extractor is installed directly on the SAP instance from which you want to extract source code for analysis. It extracts the required data from SAP standard tables to provide the ABAP source code and database structure to be analyzed by the SAP ABAP Analyzer. It accesses tables related to the SAP Repository (Data Dictionary, Reports, Function Modules, Classes, Web Dynpro etc.) and Transport Orders in READ-ONLY mode and implements custom function modules as well as calls to SAP standard function modules to execute actions.  

When do I use the CAST SAP Extractor NG?

If you want to use the SAP ABAP Analyzer to analyze your SAP / ABAP source code, you must use the standalone CAST SAP Extractor NG first:

Packaging and delivering output generated by the CAST SAP Extractor NG

Once the extraction is complete, the files must be fed into the CAST Delivery Manager Tool for packaging:

Where can I obtain the CAST SAP Extractor NG?

You can obtain the CAST SAP Extractor NG from CAST Extend.

Prerequisites

To use the CAST SAP Extractor NG, the following is required:

CAST AIP compatibility

The output of the extractor can be used with the following releases of CAST AIP:

CAST AIP release

Supported

8.3.x(tick)
8.2.x(tick)

SAP system compatibility

CAST SAP Extractor version

Required SAP components
8.0.x - 8.2.xSAP module Basis 7.02 SP13
≥ 8.3.xSAP Solution Manager 7.2

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

See CAST SAP Extractor NG - FAQ.

Documentation