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What are External Definitions?and how are they used?

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:56 AM

    Hi Sanjeev,

    An external definition enables you to import a local WSDL, XSD, or DTD file to the Integration Repository and specify which parts of the schema to extract as the description for a message. You can use these extracted message schema as:

    Output or input messages in message interfaces

    Source or target structures for message mappings

    Have a look at

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/ce49ef1019087ae10000000a1553f6/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/ba/d4c23b95c8466ce10000000a114084/content.htm

    Vishal

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  • Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:53 AM

    External definition is a container which is used to make external message definitions available in IR.

    External Defintion cannot be modified in IR

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:58 AM

    External definitions are out side messages that can be imported into IR

    and can use in IR senorios, they can't be modified

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  • Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:59 AM

    Hi

    you can upload the WSDL into the Integration Repository using the external definitions inside your Software Component Version and open the required Namespace. Then click on external name space and create a new object and then upload your WSDL chosing Category wsdl (import external defenitions)

    Hope this will help you.

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    Aashish SInha

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:56 AM

    External Defination is nothing but structure of the message type.

    Like when we create DT in IR, it is nothing but we create XSD.

    Now if I have created XSD,WSDL or DTD then I dont have to create the DataType and I directly import it in the IR using:

    <b>SWCV ->namespace >Interface Object-->External Definition</b>

    By defulat it aks for wsdl file, but if your are using XSD or DTD then you can select its type from it.

    Thanks Farooq.

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 08:59 AM

    hi

    External Definitions is Message Interface.

    Instead of developing from begining you can directly import the interface using External Definitions option in Design time

    for more info

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/26/9e97b0f525d743882936c2d6f375c7/content.htm

    regards

    Ramesh P

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