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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 (Integration Directory) of your SAP Process Orchestration System. 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) and
  • the Interface Catalog Classic (optionally for PI only, based on Dual-Stack classic routings).

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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Messages at Runtime

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