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Difference b/w soap adapter and AS2


Can any body differentiate the soap adapter and AS2(Applicability Statement 2) , what we can achive by using soap adapter and what we can achieve by using AS2, whether AS2 is having any advantages over soap adapter. Actually what is the purpose of AS2.



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    Oct 30, 2007 at 01:36 PM

    hi venkat,

    <b>What SOAP adapters!!</b>

    -> Some remote clients or Web services providers are only able to communicate by means of SOAP messages

    ->SOAP adapter enables you to exchange SOAP message between remote clients and Web Service Servers and the Integration Server.

    -> The SOAP Adapter provides a runtime environment that includes various SOAP components for the processing of SOAP message.

    -> You use the SOAP adapter to connect such systems to the Integration Server directly

    -> The SOAP adapter uses a helper class to instantiate and control these SOAP components

    ->The SOAP adapter receives a msg from the remote client or Web service provider, converts the SOAP protocol into XI msg protocol and then sends the msg to the Integration Server to be processed further.

    for SOAP adapter u can find lots of link in sdn....

    <b>what is AS2 adapters!!</b>

    Seeburger EDI Adapter provides an EDI solution on internet via HTTP or AS2 to replace the expensive VAN. It provides some pre-built mappings for IDOC to ANSI X12(810,850,855,856 etc.,) and Idoc to EDIFACT(ORDERS,DESADV,INVOIC etc.,) and has the ability to build your own. These pre-defined mappings transform the IDOC-XML to EDI-XML format.

    These transformed EDI-XML messages are then converted to EDI specific format using the Seeburger's BIC(Business Integration Converter)adapter. In addition, Seeburger provides adapters like AS2,FTP(EDI specific) and so on to route these EDI messages to external EDI Partners.

    Seeburger EDI Adapter leverages SAP XI's Adapter Framework. This Adapter is used to perform conversion between EDI and XML format. It also provides some canned EDI layouts and the ability to build your own. It is used to transfer the EDI message via HTTP or AS2 protocols.

    The most direct way of using the Seeburger adapters is to configure the BIC as a module. There is a software component from seeburger called bicmapper which will allow you to do the following:

    1. define or import the inbound message metadefinition in various formats ( edifact, xml,...)

    2. using a mapping create an xml variant as the output metadefinition or edifact in the other direction.

    3. create a one to one mapping between input en output.

    4. export the metadata in xsd or sda format for import in XI

    5. generate an SDA which can be deployed in XI and used as a module.

    Please go through the following links which clearly explains what you want and it also helps you in understanding the same in depth:




    **reward points if it helps u!!!</b>

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