SAP has filed a patent for a system facilitating event processing on an ABAP platform. The system includes an API enterprise hub data store and a high-level programming language development tenant that automatically parses event specifications, translates them into programming language structures, and generates event consumption models. GlobalData’s report on SAP gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Event processing system for high-level programming language platform

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: SAP SE

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240036830A1) describes a system and method for facilitating event processing for a high-level programming language platform. The system includes an Application Programming Interface (API) enterprise hub data store containing electronic records with event specifications. The high-level programming language development tenant of a business technology platform is connected to the API enterprise hub data store and includes a computer processor and memory storage device with instructions to access, parse, translate, and generate event consumption models based on the event type. The system is designed to work with the Advanced Enterprise application Programming (ABAP) language and AsyncAPI specifications, describing header structures and payload event types for ABAP applications.

Furthermore, the system and method involve automatically adjusting event handler classes and regenerating data containers for event types in response to event definition changes. The process includes converting OData model representations into corresponding AsyncAPI specifications through metadata extraction and simple transformations. The AsyncAPI specifications, represented as JSON files, are transformed into ABAP readable representations associated with elements of an abstract entity, including primitive elements, collections, complex elements, and collections. The patent application also covers a non-transitory, computer-readable medium with executable instructions to perform the method, emphasizing the seamless integration of event processing within a high-level programming language platform, particularly tailored for ABAP applications and AsyncAPI specifications.

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