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Push data into MDM

Hi All,

Import manager is a way to push data into MDM server. Is there any alternative to push data automatically? Can we set up a background process to retrieve data from source system periodically? Or can we use MDM API to upload the data?

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Jerome

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    Jan 16, 2007 at 02:07 PM

    Hi Jerome,

    in addition to the already mentioned possibilities you may have a look at the ABAP APIs as well. To give you a more detailed suggestion it'd be helpful if you could explain which kind of data you want to push into MDM.

    Kind regards

    Michael

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    • Hello Jerome,

      MDM SAP delivered standard uses the IDoc (ALE) technology for file transfer via XI. If it's sufficient for your scenario to use the standard, you'll receive a transaction in the ERP client that is able to send products from ERP via XI to MDM (can be both initial or delta dirstribution). Technically IDocs are sent to XI, transformed into an XML and put into a MDM port folder. The MDM Import Server is able to fetch the file and process it. Regarding your task to approve updates / changes you could trigger a workflow with the import map. Later on if you send data back to ERP, the process is similar. Use the syndicator / syndication server to send the product in an XML to XI. XI picks the files and transforms and forwards them as IDocs back to ERP.

      Detailed information can be found in the MDM" target="_blank">http://service.sap.com/installmdm">MDM Documentation Center.

      Kind regards

      Michael

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    Jan 16, 2007 at 02:18 AM

    Hello:

    Of course you could use Java API if you wanted. However, perhaps you ask because you don't see too useful having to involve a GUI (Import Manager) in a process that should be automatic.

    In this case, you must use the MDM Import Server. What you should do is to do the first import using Import Manager, and save the Import Map. Afterwards, export that Import Map and set it to the Import Server

    MDM Import Server is a way to push data automatically and runs as a background process that retrieves data periodically.

    I hope this helps

    Regards

    Alejandro

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    Jan 16, 2007 at 02:17 AM

    There are three Import programs coming with MDM.

    1) Import Manager, you already know, how it works.

    2) Import Server - You can use Import Server, which periodically looks in a direcory on a file-share (port definition) and if there are files there, picks them up and processes them.

    3) Import Manager Batch - If you would like to perform a scheduled Import load (e.g. at midnight)., then the Import manager Batch is also an option.

    Regards Klaus

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