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File Content Conversion

Hi all

This SDN is helping me a lot to learn XI.Now I'm having one more question.

What is <b>File Content Conversion</b>?

Why it is used?

Plz help me.

Thanx

Ramu

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 08:34 AM

    Ramu,

    Integration Engine understands only XML messages.Now if u r handling normal text file such as 'tab separated' file,'# separated' file, or a CSV file, you need to convert the content of the file to XML and File Content Conversion mechanism helps to do this job.This File Content conversion mechanism(option)is present with the File Adapters.both Sender and Receiver.

    For more details, u can refer to blogs,

    /people/arpit.seth/blog/2005/06/02/file-receiver-with-content-conversion

    /people/anish.abraham2/blog/2005/06/08/content-conversion-patternrandom-content-in-input-file

    I think u r now comfortable with FCC....

    Sugata

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 07:58 AM

    File content conversion is used for converting flat files (fixed lenght, comma seperated) into XML messages for further processing by an integration engine. The internal XI processing (mapping, routing etc) is based on XML messages hence you need messages to be converted to XML.

    Regards

    Anand

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  • Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 08:06 AM

    Integration enginge can understand/parse only XML format and nothing else..!So it can recive and send only XMl ..!

    So if you need to integrate sender/reciever systems that sends/recieves non XML files .You require to use a file adapter with this option for converting incoming non XML files to XML and outgoing XML to non XML format.

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  • Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 08:28 AM

    Check these blogs for content conversion,

    /people/arpit.seth/blog/2005/06/02/file-receiver-with-content-conversion

    /people/venkat.donela/blog/2005/06/08/how-to-send-a-flat-file-with-various-field-lengths-and-variable-substructures-to-xi-30

    Regards,

    Bhavesh

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 08:31 AM

    Hi,

    Content conversion is used to convert XML message to messgae in any other format and vice versa on both sender and receiver side.

    Refer to following weblog for the some example.

    /people/arpit.seth/blog/2005/06/02/file-receiver-with-content-conversion

    /people/anish.abraham2/blog/2005/06/08/content-conversion-patternrandom-content-in-input-file

    Thanks,

    Prateek

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 09:26 AM

    Hi Ramu

    If u select <u>File Content Conversion</u> as the message protocol, u can convert a text file that contains complex structures into an XML source format in this mode.

    Integration Engine understands only XML messages. So it can deal with only XML files. But in real life u need to deal with flat files also (fixed length, comma separated, tab separated etc..).

    Here FCC comes into picture.

    It converts the flat files into XML files and it becomes understandable by Integration engine.

    For using FCC, u have to configure in File adapter. U need to select the message protocol as File content conversion.

    If you have selected File Content Conversion under Message Protocol, you can convert a table in XML format to pure text format in this mode. The expected XML structure contains the structure as nodes filled with any number of elements without additional sub nodes.

    Go thru the link http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/d2/

    bab440c97f3716e10000000a155106/content.htm

    UÂ’ll understand what to do during configuration.

    The blog with title <b>'File Receiver with Content Conversion</b>' will help u to understand clearly

    as it is having a simple scenario example.

    Message was edited by: Satarupa Chattopadhyay

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 09:37 AM

    Hi all

    thanx a lot to all of u

    with warm regards.

    Ramu

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