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How to look at interface and determine the source and target system?

I mean, where do you look for such info in XI? Is it in Integration Directory or in Integration Builder? What objects do I need to look at and what information to note?

Thanks for help

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 10:20 PM

    Got the funda? 😊

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 09:07 PM

    Hi Sangita,

    You do mappings between the source and target system in the XI repository( Integration Builder)

    First, U have to create a datatype for your source and target, and then create a message type from the data type. Then create the respective message interfaces for them.

    Then, u map your source and target structures, before going on to configure objects in your Integration Directory.

    Are you new to XI? I have posted some links below that would surely be of help to you.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/14/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    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

    Also for more info related to XI go through these links:

    XI -Starter

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/e1/8e51341a06084de10000009b38f83b/frameset.htm

    SAP XI - Where to Find Information

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/library/xi/sap%20xi%20-%20where%20to%20find%20information.pdf

    All the information you need in XI :

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/0f/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    To understand the architecture of XI, Please go through this link:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/14/80243b4a66ae0ce10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    You can also go through the url for Elearning :

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/sdn/elearning.sdn

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/sdnpilot/elearning

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

    https://websmp201.sap-ag.de/nw-howtoguides

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

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/0d/5ab43b274a960de10000000a114084/frameset.htm

    One of the most powerful feature of XI, Business Process Management:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/3c/831620a4f1044dba38b370f77835cc/frameset.htm

    How the messages are delivered through XI:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/17/50d440e14f8431e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm

    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.

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

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

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

    XI Cerification

    /thread/25311 [original link is broken]

    For XI in General:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/e3/e60138fede083de10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    • Former Member

      Wow, What a super-fast response. I truly appreciate the quick response with so much information. I am new to XI and am a QA analyst. I am trying to look at an existing interface and determine the sending and receiving systems and find out what that interface does.

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 09:23 PM

    The best way to do that would be to work out a sample scenario :-).Try working on a simple File-XI-File scenario to get you started.

    SDN is the best source for you to learn XI. If you have any doubts, please keep posting in the forums, and you will always find people to help you out. 😊

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 09:25 PM

    Hi Sangita,

    Try this one, for starters..

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

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    • Former Member

      Thanks, Prashant.

      The blog you referred shows the steps to create an interface but how do you determine the sending and receiving system of existing interface without creating a scenario? There may be hundreds of interfaces, we cannot possibly test or create scenario for every interface. How do you inventory the interfaces?

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 10:11 PM

    Hi Sangita,

    The blog actually does not show you the creation of business systems. These are configurations that you need to do on your System Landscape Directory(SLD). The SLD is where you create your business systems/tech.systems for your scenarios.

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    Jul 25, 2006 at 10:14 PM

    Your sending and recieving systems are configured in your Integration directory.This is your configuration tool. You will have to import the business system created in the SLD here. Then go on to create your Integration scenario.

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    Jul 26, 2006 at 06:16 AM

    Hi Sangita,

    As Bhavesh had said, go through any previous scenario already existing in your directory. See as to how the interface has been configured in the communication channels, reciever and interface determinations, and the sender and reciever agreements.

    cheers,

    Prashanth

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    Apr 12, 2010 at 02:47 PM

    Closing this thread as answered. Thanks to all who helped in getting the answers.

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