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WHINT Interface Catalog for SAP Process Orchestration / PI

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Functionality

This solution provides you with an overview about your Integration Landscape: All information from your configuration of your SAP Process Orchestration System as well SAP Backend Systems.

The tool downloads (e.g. periodically)

  • the Interface Catalog (based on all Integrated Configurations)
  • the Channel Catalog (based on all channels or on all channels used in the Integrated Configurations)
  • the Trading Partner Catalog (TPM, based on SAP B2B Add-on Trading Partner Management, 7.50 only)
  • the Cloud Integration Content Catalog (locally deployed CPI content, 7.50 only)
  • the Interface Catalog Classic (optionally for PI only, based on Dual-Stack classic routings)
  • Backend Interfaces (from SAP ABAP Systems: IDoc/File/WebService)

as an Excel Sheet.

All Routing information can be read as well as all communication channel attributes (e.g. host name) and all adapter modules including the corresponding parameters.

It answers questions like

  • what are the routing conditions for Partner X or IDoc Y ?
  • where do we use a specific FTP host?
  • where do we use Content Conversion (also via the MessageTransform Bean) ?

The solution is not invasive (no specific installation needed) and runs completely as interfaces using Standard PI/Process Orchestration technology. Only read access is required using the Integration Directory API.

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Prerequisites

  1. Import the TPZ file provided by Whitepaper InterfaceDesign into the ESR
  2. Configure the Process Integration Scenario using the Swing Client (Integration Builder: Directory) or Eclipse (SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio – NWDS) – see Configuration Guide below
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Configuration Guide

  1. Create a user to access via the Integration Directory API (SOAP Receiver Lookup Channels) with the roles: SAP_XI_API_DISPLAY_J2EE and SAP_XI_APPL_SERV_USER
  2. Create two business components according to your naming conventions, e.g. WHINT_IFC and NFS_<SID>(in PI 7.11 it must be a Business System, for newer releases it can be either Business Component or Business System)
  3. Each object is extracted through a SOAP Lookup API call used in the Operation Mapping. Create all necessary SOAP Lookup Channels for the the system WHINT_IFC using the Channel Templates provided for the Objects
    • Communication Channel
    • Integrated Configuration
    • Configuration Scenario
    • Classic only: Receiver Determination
    • Classic only: Interface Determination
    • Classic only: Sender Agreement
    • Classic only: Receiver Agreement
  4. Start the wizard with the Process Integration Scenario WHINT_InterfaceCatalog, select the Component view matching your release and assign the systems to generate your iFlows/ICOs
  5. Assign the lookup channel parameters and select the correct NFS path where to write/read files
  6. Repeat this activity for Process Integration Scenario WHINT_InterfaceCatalog_Classic if you want to create the Dualstack InterfaceCatalog as well
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Further Information

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