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Learning XI

HI Friends..

I had been working as an abap developer for the past couple of years to one of the top most company in U.S.

Right now iam planning to shift my career into SAP XI. I Found this forum really useful to get started with SAP XI.

Though i get enough material on this forum i would greatly appreciate if any body has some structured training and exercises material on SAP XI..

I would greatly appreciate your help in this regard..

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YOur help is always kept in mind and would be rewarded with whatever i can when needed..



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    Apr 20, 2006 at 03:43 AM


    First i would like to welcome to the fascinating world of XI. Just adding on to the wonderful exercises that Bhavesh has provided, i just thought i will tell you a little more about its basics and also more on its installation.

    The best way to learn XI as you know would be to make the maximum use of XI from its forums, weblogs, presentations, etc in SDN.

    First I thought I will just give u the basic steps involved in doing any scenario in XI. This is very essential for a beginner.

    First of all you would need to define your product, software component, business system and configure the technical landscape in the sld.

    You then go on to create the objects in the repository, you import your software component here and then begin your design steps. To import your RFCs n Idocs if you require any before proceeding.

    Then under the name space which you want, you go on to define your data types, message types and message interfaces.

    Then you do your message mappings where you specify your source and target message types and the relation between them, then you do your interface mapping. If you are using a BPM, you do the integration process.

    Once you have this done, you will have to move to the directory, here is where you define how you use the objects and how you configure them to work as a scenario.

    You assign your business system to the configuration scenario which you have created, and create the communication channels. Then you go on to configure the receiver determination, interface determination, and the sender and receiver agreements. Once you’re done you will have make sure you activate your objects. The exact parameters steps depend on what kind of scenario you are implementing.

    You can use sxmb moni or the runtime workbench to monitor the entire scenario which you have done.

    Also I would suggest this link on SAP help for any info that you want on XI,

    Further, this thread deals with everything that is needed for a starter on XI. Do check them out,

    JDBC Receiver: exact SQL statement

    /message/527697#527697 [original link is broken]

    And after you are done with the documentation probably you can go through this scenario,

    JDBC Receiver: exact SQL statement

    Also check the following threads which might help you a little more,

    Learning XI

    <u><b>Also for more info related to XI go through these links:</b></u>

    <b>XI -Starter</b>

    <b>SAP XI - Where to Find Information</b> xi - where to find information.pdf


    All the information you need in XI :</b>

    <b>To understand the architecture of XI, Please go through this link:</b>

    <b>You can also go through the url for Elearning :</b> //


    Following is the link for 'how to guides', A step by step guide to create scenarios:</b>


    XI is all about configuration of Adapters, to learn more please go through this link:</b>

    <b>One of the most powerful feature of XI, Business Process Management:</b>

    <b>How the messages are delivered through XI:</b>

    Once you go through these links and are a bit aware what all XI objects do, you can try a simple "File to File Scenario" which would help you to understand XI objects in a much better manner.

    <b>For help on this scenario go through this blog it is in two parts thus I am providing both links below:</b>



    <b>XI Cerification</b>

    /thread/25311 [original link is broken]

    <b>For XI in General:</b>


    <b>Now lets see the installation of SAP XI,</b></u>

    Follow these steps while installing XI:

    1. Windows server or advanced server with latest service patch.

    2. IE 6.0 with latest service patch

    3. Install Microsoft office and winzip, acrobat

    4. Install JDK with version 1.4.2_03 or above with the corresponding JVM

    5. Install the SAP GUI 6.20

    6. Make sure that you have hard disk space of 10 GB in C drive and 50 GB in the installation drive.

    7. Make sure the virtual memory is between 512 and 1594 or above for the installation drive.

    8. Copy the dumps of following DVDs into the installation drive.

    • Installation Master DVD

    • Installation Export

    • Additonal Components for SAP BW/SAP XI,SAP MI,SAP KW

    • SAP Web As Java

    9. Start the installation from the DVD dump Installation Master DVD.

    10. When installing the ABAP Database the SID of the oracle default database should be different the ABAP database SID.

    U can go through the Installtion Guides for Installing XI from (SR1 installation)

    u can also refer to to see the available platform on which XI can be installed. ( Windows/linux/UNIX)

    or you can even go through this weblog which clearly talks to you about XI installation

    XI installation

    In addition to this installation guide you also need to download the XI configuration guide which is very useful for technical configurations of various adapters and XI system.

    At the same place you will also get the XI configuration guide e.g XI30ConfigGuideSPS11.pdf.

    U can also download SAP Exchange Infrastructure 3.0 SR1 Installtion Guide from the articles scetion.

    In simple words regarding learning XI, there is an abundance of information on SDN and…. So I think it will be better for you to search information there rather than me just providing you links….which will just go on and on and on….so I felt it is better for you to go and search so that not only you get information on SAP XI but also explore SDN in its real sense.



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  • Apr 20, 2006 at 03:11 AM


    These are a list of blog s that can help you,

    Following are the links to weblogs which will help to develop the basic scenarios.

    /people/prateek.shah/blog/2005/06/08/introduction-to-idoc-xi-file-scenario-and-complete-walk-through-for-starters - IDoc to File

    /people/ravikumar.allampallam/blog/2005/03/14/abap-proxies-in-xiclient-proxy - ABAP Proxy to File

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/06/01/file-to-jdbc-adapter-using-sap-xi-30 - File to JDBC

    /people/prateek.shah/blog/2005/06/14/file-to-r3-via-abap-proxy - File to ABAP Proxy

    /people/venkat.donela/blog/2005/03/02/introduction-to-simplefile-xi-filescenario-and-complete-walk-through-for-starterspart1 - File to File Part 1

    /people/venkat.donela/blog/2005/03/03/introduction-to-simple-file-xi-filescenario-and-complete-walk-through-for-starterspart2 - File to File Part 2

    /people/ravikumar.allampallam/blog/2005/06/24/convert-any-flat-file-to-any-idoc-java-mapping - Any flat file to any Idoc

    /people/arpit.seth/blog/2005/06/27/rfc-scenario-using-bpm--starter-kit - File to RFC [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] - File to Mail

    /people/jayakrishnan.nair/blog/2005/06/20/dynamic-file-name-using-xi-30-sp12-part--i - Dynamic File Name Part 1

    /people/jayakrishnan.nair/blog/2005/06/28/dynamic-file-namexslt-mapping-with-java-enhancement-using-xi-30-sp12-part-ii - Dynamic File Name Part 2

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/03/07/mail-adapter-xi--how-to-implement-dynamic-mail-address - Dynamic Mail Address

    /people/siva.maranani/blog/2005/05/25/understanding-message-flow-in-xi - Message Flow in XI

    /people/krishna.moorthyp/blog/2005/06/09/walkthrough-with-bpm - Walk through BPM

    /people/siva.maranani/blog/2005/05/22/schedule-your-bpm - Schedule BPM

    /people/sriram.vasudevan3/blog/2005/01/11/demonstrating-use-of-synchronous-asynchronous-bridge-to-integrate-synchronous-and-asynchronous-systems-using-ccbpm-in-sap-xi - Use of Synch - Asynch bridge in ccBPM [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] - Use of Synch - Asynch bridge in ccBPM

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/08/22/xi-maintain-rfc-destinations-centrally - Maintain RFC destination centrally

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2005/08/18/triggering-e-mails-to-shared-folders-of-sap-is-u - Triggering Email from folder

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2005/08/17/outbound-idocs--work-around-using-party - Handling different partners for IDoc

    /people/siva.maranani/blog/2005/08/27/modeling-integration-scenario146s-in-xi - Modeling Integration Scenario in XI

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/08/25/xi-sending-a-message-without-the-use-of-an-adapter-not-possible - Testing of integration process

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/05/25/xi-how-to-add-authorizations-to-repository-objects - Authorization in XI - Authorization in XI

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/09/09/xi-alerts--step-by-step - Alert Configuration

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/09/09/xi-alerts--troubleshooting-guide - Trouble shoot alert config

    /people/sameer.shadab/blog/2005/09/21/executing-unix-shell-script-using-operating-system-command-in-xi - Call UNIX Shell Script

    /people/sravya.talanki2/blog/2005/11/02/overview-of-transition-from-dev-to-qa-in-xi - Transport in XI

    /people/r.eijpe/blog/2005/11/04/using-abap-xslt-extensions-for-xi-mapping - Using ABAP XSLT Extensions for XI Mapping

    /people/prasad.ulagappan2/blog/2005/06/07/mail-adapter-scenarios-150-sap-exchange-infrastructure - Mail Adaptor options

    /people/pooja.pandey/blog/2005/07/27/idocs-multiple-types-collection-in-bpm - Collection of IDoc to Single File

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/11/17/xi-controlling-access-to-sensitive-interfaces - Controlling access to Sensitive Interfaces

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/11/10/xi-the-same-filename-from-a-sender-to-a-receiver-file-adapter--sp14 - The same filename from a sender to a receiver file adapter - SP14

    /people/prasad.illapani/blog/2005/11/14/payload-based-message-search-in-xi30-using-trex-engine - Payload Based Message Search in XI30 using Trex Engine

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/11/24/xi-configuring-ccms-monitoring-for-xi-part-i - XI : Configuring CCMS Monitoring for XI- Part I

    /people/michal.krawczyk2/blog/2005/11/23/xi-html-e-mails-from-the-receiver-mail-adapter - XI: HTML e-mails from the receiver mail adapter

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/11/22/xi-faqs-provided-by-sap-updated - XI : FAQ's Provided by SAP



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    • Former Member

      Hi Bhavesh,

      Is it possible to take up XI certification exam if I attend one of the Tesch Ed events or I have to undergo training in one of the authorised sap centers like Siemens for more than a month or 200 hrs elearning. Please let me know if you have some idea



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    Sep 18, 2006 at 11:53 AM

    Hi Gurus,

    I am a java programmer and I dont know ABAP.I have installed sneak preview java full version in my system.I have two doubts. 1. Can I learn XI.2.Can I use the java sneak preview version for executing sample programs. Please provide some tutorial links. Thank you


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    Feb 05, 2007 at 05:23 AM


    Search on SDN and you will find numerous similar threads and plenty of blogs/article related to XI to begin with. Check the homepage of XI as this contains complete information related to XI.


    Subhasha Ranjan

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    May 07, 2007 at 05:41 AM

    sample questions on SAP abap certification

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