For those who have been following the development progress of Spartacus, the Angular/Node.js front-end to Commerce Cloud, you may have followed the roadmap information on the SAP GitHub Spartacus repository documentation pages. For many months during 2022 the roadmap statements indicated that release 5 would be towards the end of 2022 comprising a number of user experience and feature improvements, architecture improvements including the need to upgrade the underlying technologies such as the Angular framework. However, I was a bit surprised (and I suspect other readers also) when SAP announced:
  • stopping support on the previous Spartcus versions (4.x);
  • that Version 5 would be only available within an authenticated policy to SAP partners / customers; and
  • Spartacus is renamed to Composable Commerce.
I will explore each of these areas in more detail in this article.
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I have been discussing where the merchants have multiple instances of SAP-Commerce (hybris) and they want their non-production environments to be “more representative” of the production environment in terms of the data. In the previous part of this article, I looked at the rationale of why data migration is important and a number of various initiatives that have supported this over the years. In this part, I look at the areas of data for migration and the necessary concerns to consider when data is migrated.

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I want to focus on a requirement I have met on several projects over the years where the merchant has multiple instances of SAP-Commerce (hybris) and they want their non-production environments to be “more representative” of the production environment in terms of the data.

Many merchants have 3 such environments typically defined as development, staging and production and as time passes by, the production environment receives multiple BAU changes to core data areas such as web content, products/categories/classifications undertaken by merchandising teams or product management and of course a lot of data is generated through customer registrations and orders placed.

However, the non-production environments are frequently not kept in line in terms of web content, product data or representation in terms of quantities of customers or orders.  I’m not referring here to the code and core configuration related data that is included in builds.
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