Best Practices – SAP Documentation

This is part 7 of my Best Practices in SAP PI/PO series. You can read more about the full series on best practices here. Ever since I got familiarized with SAP XI (eleven years ago), the documentation area of SAP has truly fascinated me.    However, I quickly became frustrated at the fact that people were…

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Creating an ICO Directly, Without Any Repository Objects in SAP PI/PO

Sometimes, you have to make a simple test for a service or an interface. You might want to create certain scenarios quickly, to make sure that a File Adapter works, or to move a file from one system to the other. In some cases, you may not want all the different Repository Objects involved in…

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IDoc AEX Error – Illegal Type of Handler Encountered

Today I was working on getting an IDoc from SAP ECC (Enterprise Central Component) to PO/PI AEX (Advanced Adapter Engine Extended). It was from a second system, so I had to create a cloned ClonedRA_inboundRA for the new channel. While sending an IDoc, I received the following error: com.sap.conn.jco.JCoException: (104) JCO_ERROR_SYSTEM_FAILURE: Rollback fault: Illegal type of…

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Best Practices – Development Patterns

This blog is a part of my best practices series for SAP PI/PO integration. Whenever you are developing something, you need to have some design patterns. Design patterns are needed by your organization; you must develop them according to the various options you wish to have. They will make it easier for other developers to…

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Bundling Messages Without BPMN/ccBPM

I got the following question from a contact: Hello Daniel, I have a requirement with my client, and as per this requirement, how can we append multiple incoming documents into one document, just for a period of time? This needs to be done without BPM. e.g. 5 files coming in time b/w 4PM to 5PM…

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Best Practice Skills for SAP PO/PI Integration

When talking about best practices in the area of SAP integration, we must take into account the skillset which is necessary for a successful career in SAP PI/PO development. This post is a part of my best practice series where I’m covering what is going on with SAP PI/PO best practice. Check out the introduction…

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SAP System Access to SAP PRO/PI systems

One question that I often encounter is ‘how do I get access to SAP systems’. Getting access to SAP systems provides a great way to practice. There are a few options available.   In recent years, SAP has become much more interested in providing real user access to potential clients and partners. Before, this was…

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SAP PI/PO Training

  Do you wish to participate in SAP training courses? Are you new to the world of SAP? Before you dive into a comprehensive SAP PI/PO course, make sure you understand all the fundamental facts regarding SAP.   First things first. For all those new to this field, I will first answer the most important…

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Exporting SAP PI/PO Message Mapping to Documentation

It is no longer possible to export XMI files from SAP PI Swing GUI (Graphical User Interface). However, there is a new way to create the documentation for the mappings. You can export the message mapping using the following method: You need to install NWDS (NetWeaver Developer Studio) from SAP. You can find the latest…

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Show Me Your Best Work

As developers, we seldom get to show off.   We create something that is smart, beneficial to our lives, and valuable to our future development processes. We do not get to share our ideas and creations, and we think it is just just the way it usually happens.   I am creating a series on…

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