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Installation

The initial setup (bootstrapping) of Marc Bernard Tools consists of the following steps:

  1. Implement MBT Installer
  2. Install MBT Base
  3. Install other MBT Tools
  4. Activate license keys (optional)
  5. Transport tools to other systems (optional)
Installation Steps

These steps have to be performed only once in your development system. Changes will be recorded in a transport request which you can import into any connected test or production system (optional).

1. Implement MBT Installer

To set up Marc Bernard Tools in your system, you use MBT Installer. Follow these simple steps to implement the installer:

  1. Download the source and save it locally
  2. In your development system, create a new program called ZMBTINST
  3. Upload the source and activate the program

Hint:

It’s recommended to upload the source code, since cut & paste of the code into the ABAP editor might lock up the editor control.

Now you can use MBT Installer to install any tool available from Marc Bernard Tools.

Disclaimer: MBT Installer is NOT a general-purpose installer for abapGit packages. It currently supports only object types that are required by Marc Bernard Tools.

2. Install MBT Base

You use MBT Installer to install the foundation for Marc Bernard Tools (MBT Base):

  1. Download the ZIP-file for MBT Base *
  2. Run MBT Installer (program ZMBTINST)
  3. Specify where the ZIP-file for MBT Base can be found
  4. Execute to run the installation

* You can find the link to the ZIP file in the confirmation e-mail you received from Marc Bernard Tools or in your account area on the MBT Website.

Initial Screen of MBT Installer

The installation takes approximately 5 minutes. After the installation completes successfully, Marc Bernard Tools is available in your system as transaction /MBTOOLS/MBT. We recommend adding this transaction to the favorites of your SAP GUI menu.

Hint:

You have to prefix transaction codes with namespaces with /n, if you want to start them using the SAP GUI command field. To launch Marc Bernard Tools, enter /n/mbtools/mbt.

When you start Marc Bernard Tools for the first time, it will automatically perform a few configuration steps For details, see “Configuration“. Afterward, the initial screen of Marc Bernard Tools will appear:

Initial Screen of Marc Bernard Tools

3. Install Other Tools

All other MBT Tools are installed the same way as MBT Base:

  1. Download the ZIP-file for your MBT Tool
  2. Run MBT Installer (program ZMBTINST)
  3. Specify where the ZIP-file for your MBT Tool can be found
  4. Execute to run the installation
  5. Run MBT Base and activate the installed tool in “Administration

Afterward, Marc Bernard Tools will show all installed tools:

Launchpad for Marc Bernard Tools

4. Activate License Keys (Optional)

If you want to receive automated updates of Marc Bernard Tools directly in your system, the system must be connected to the Internet and you must activate your license keys. For details, see “License Keys“.

5. Transport Tools to Other Systems (Optional)

If you want to use Marc Bernard Tools in test or production systems, import the transport request that was created during the installation into the corresponding system. MBT Base has to be imported first, then you can import the other MBT Tools.

Transporting Marc Bernard Tools

Please see the documentation of the individual tools to check if there are other dependencies that potentially impact the import order.

Ready To Go

Congratulations, your system is now ready to run all of your Marc Bernard Tools!

Support

If you experience any issues, please create a support ticket.

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