Friday, January 30, 2009

How to find out version of IGS

There is a very useful ABAP report called GRAPHICS_IGS_ADMIN associated with TA SIGS which you can use for almost whole administration of your IGS (Internet Graphic server) from ABAP Stack of your SAP landscape. Basically IGS is server engine for rendering of graphics content out of SAP systems (e.g. in case of BW it produces maps/charts for BEx reports). It does use RFC or HTTP for accessing it. As of version 7.0 IGS is integrated into WAS (but also available as standalone) but still is running outside of SAP kernel.
At selection screen of TA SIGS you specify RFC destination which IGS uses:

Right after you run it you get version of ISG:


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