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What are the main features of SAP Cloud Integration/HCI/CPI

The main reasons why you want to go with SAP Cloud Platform Integration(CPI) is the following. It is a cloud-based solution so there is rapid development going on It is able to leverage your investments in Message Mapping so you can reuse the same code for it. It is a more flexible platform for integration.…

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What is the role of the decentral adapter engine for SAP PI/PO?

Uptime and performance are really big parameters for any enterprise. This video covers two concepts decentral adapter and multiplies SAP PI/PO system on how you can get a better uptime. The decentral adapter engine is a way to make distribute the load on your SAP PI/PO system. There are two reasons for it. Distribute integration…

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What are the pipeline steps in SAP PI/PO AEX?

The Pipeline is the way messages are being processed in SAP PI/PO. Each time a message is processed with be processed in that order. The Pipeline steps come from the XI dual-stack days. Here we had different programs responsible for the different processing in the ABAP stack for each time the message was split. We…

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How to create a Java mapping in SAP PI/PO that handle binary documents or attachments

It can be a little challenging to figure out how to handle binary files SAP PI/PO if you want to save them in the content server. This video shows you two ways to can deal with simply. You can create an attachment where you have the PDF or binary file and then just use a…

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How is passwords of SAP Communication channels data stored internally?

The data must be saved in clear format somewhere because they will be used in the adapter. It is possible that it is using some SAP functionality to keep them encrypted, but it can be decrypted. In the directory API, it is not possible to fetch passwords of channels. But if you update the channels…

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Should we use an Enterprise Pattern or wait for the business case?

There are sometimes you find a new integration pattern and a functionality that is interesting to use. Most cases you are forced to use a pattern because there is a business requirement. It is difficult going the other way and find a pattern and then select a business case for it.  

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Mulitple operations, what’s the difference between services and operations?

Why do you want to map the Operation Determination in the SAP REST Adapter When you are processing data there should be an option to map which Operation should be used for a given message. This is taking content from the REST request either the URL or from the JSON payload. This is helpful if…

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What is SOAP Actions on a communication channel?

In many instances, you don’t need to consider using the Actions. For some web services, you want to specify an action in the form of namespace:Action like uri::figaf.com:ws:OrderCreate. You will find that information in the WSDL when browsing it. When the adapter calls the service it will see it in the HTTP header. According to…

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What is the Service Registry in SAP PI/PO?

It is a place where you can store information about what services is on the which system. It is closely related to the UDDI which is the more generic approach for it. So you can use the UDDI from other providers if you do not find the SR enough. In SR you can create classifications…

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How can I stop delivering a SAP PI/PO message if it will be empty?

In some cases, you are able to determinate if the message should be delivered before it is mapped. It is the case if you have to perform a validation for each line if it has some specific property. If you can do an XPath to validate if the message contains valid line items it is…

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