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HCI: Prepackage content, Replicating Employee Master Data from Employee Central to SAP ERP

Hello everybody,

Is there anybody with experience with this topic? 😊

we are involved in a HCI integration project (SF-HCI-HCM).

They suggested us to use the pre-packaged flows for replicate master data from EC to SAP.

There are some points not clear:

1- we will use an HCM installation non unicode. This is a problem for connectivity?

2- we saw the pre-packaged content flow is only configurable and is not possible modifiable. In our case the project is world wide, so we will connect 2 or 3 HCM installations. How we can manage this? We need to recreate the flow in our Eclipse installation and duplicate 2-3 times for each country?

3- we observed in HCI flow there is not any data mapping . In our case we need map only some fields, how we can manage it? add a message mapping in the flow? extend some badi in HCM side?

thanks in advance

Alessandro

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    Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:24 AM

    2- we saw the pre-packaged content flow is only configurable and is not possible modifiable. In our case the project is world wide, so we will connect 2 or 3 HCM installations. How we can manage this? We need to recreate the flow in our Eclipse installation and duplicate 2-3 times for each country?

    Yes, you would need to do this as. Configurable content cannot be copied onto your workspace and modified in the latest versions of HCI. You would need to re-do the steps of this iFlow and modify it as you deem fit. As the trigger for this Iflow is a SFSF Adapter that is scheduled this is easy!

    3- we observed in HCI flow there is not any data mapping . In our case we need map only some fields, how we can manage it? add a message mapping in the flow? extend some badi in HCM side?

    Are you sure? I do see a mapping in this Configurable Flow as below in the process flow : Create Bundle Message and Send to ERP

    Process called from the Integration Flow,


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    • Its a groovy script that seems to take the input payload and forms the output payload.

      I haven't used this Integration Flow myself as we do not have EC in our SF Tenant but this script definitely changes the data format. Why was a groovy script used and not standard PI mapping - no idea, need to run this through to understand this better.

      With regards to question#1 -> SAP is using the SAP RM Protocol to make a Asynchronous SOAP call to SAP. How can SAP RM be triggered to a non - unicode system, unfortunately do not have an answer!

      Regards

      Bhavesh

  • Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:32 AM

    Hello Allesandro,

    Please find the below details,

    Note sure about point #1😔

    2 ) It works fine for One HCM installation as per my understanding.You need to take up this with SAP.You will not be able to deploy the same flow multiple times with different data,since those IFlows have unique artifact ids which will make your second time deployment to override the earlier one.These configure only and you will not be able to download it in eclipse.

    3) SAP made these standard integration contents Configure Only ( You will not be able to Trace the message,download it to eclipse or edit all objects except which are marked as configurable ).

    For customization you have to check with SAP ( They might customize as per your client requirement and update it in your tenant.)

    Regards,

    Sriprasad Shivaram Bhat

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