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What is the conversion agent and wht is this purpose ?

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    Posted on May 31, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Hi,

    Conversion Agent is a third party adapter but cannot be replaced by File Content Conversion of File adapter.

    It can replace Content Conversion of the File Adapter , if needed.

    Conversion Agent is a tool that allows you to build XML from PDF's,. TXT and excel files, mappings for EDI etc. So, if your file is a .TXT file, then you can develop the mapping using Conversion aganet to convert the .txt file and then call the corresponding COnversion Agent Module from your file adapter.

    If you can handle Content Conversion using FIle adapter, you should use the same, but, if needed you can always use the Itemfild Conversion Agent to do the same. The only catch here with Conversion Agent is that it has its licensing overheads and it runs on a separate engine and so perfrormance when compared to file content conversion can be a bit poor but not lots.

    Conversion agent releated links

    /people/william.li/blog/2006/03/17/how-to-get-started-using-conversion-agent-from-itemfield

    /people/paul.medaille/blog/2005/11/18/conversion-agent-a-free-lunch

    /people/alexander.bundschuh/blog/2006/03/14/integrate-sap-conversion-agent-by-itemfield-with-sap-xi

    /people/paul.medaille/blog/2005/11/17/more-on-the-sap-conversion-agent-by-itemfield

    See below links

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c38c4cf105f85e10000000a1553f6/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c38c4cf105f85e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c4e34d4765f34e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    Blog for conversion agent

    /people/bla.suranyi/blog/2006/06/08/sap-xi-supports-edifact

    Reward points if it helps

    Thanks

    Vikranth

    Edited by: Khimavath Vikranth on May 31, 2008 12:17 PM

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    • Hi,

      SAP Conversion Agent by Informatica is a data conversion system that enables you to create interfaces between any data formats and XML-based systems Conversion Agent is a tool that allows you to build XML from PDF's,. TXT and excel files, mappings for EDI etc. So, if your file is a .TXT file, then you can develop the mapping using Conversion aganet to convert the .txt file and then call the corresponding COnversion Agent Module from your file adapter

      Using the Conversion Agent, we can convert structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data to XML format.

      The Conversion Agent has a Graphical development environment that enables us to define a conversion simply and quickly by using an example.

      The Conversion Agent is integrated in SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure and the PCK by means of an Adapter Module. This enables you to call the Conversion Agent from the Adapters of the Adapter Engine.

      The Conversion Agent supports the following 32-bit platforms:

      1) Microsoft Windows 2003 (IA, 32 bit)

      2) Linux Red Hat, RedHat EL3 (IA32)

      3) Linux Suse SLES9 (IA-32)

      4) Solaris 9, 10 (64 bit)

      The Conversion Agent has the following additional functions:

      1) Improved Conversion Agent Studio environment with new project assistants, a guided mode, and embedded help.

      2) New data conversion components

      3) Improved functions for schema support, for example, improved XML namespace support.

      Regards,

      sangeetha

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    Posted on Jun 03, 2008 at 08:35 PM

    Hi,

    Conversion Agent is a tool that allows you to build XML from PDF's,. TXT and excel files, mappings for EDI etc. So, if your file is a .TXT file, then you can develop the mapping using Conversion aganet to convert the .txt file and then call the corresponding COnversion Agent Module from your file adapter.

    If you can handle Content Conversion using FIle adapter, you should use the same, but, if needed you can always use the Itemfild Conversion Agent to do the same. The only catch here with Conversion Agent is that it has its licensing overheads and it runs on a separate engine and so perfrormance when compared to file content conversion can be a bit poor but not lots.

    SAP Conversion Agent by Itemfield is a data conversion system that enables you to create interfaces between any data formats and XML-based systems. Conversion Agent can convert unstructured, semi-structured, and structured formats to XML, and the other way around.

    Conversion Agent comprises the Conversion Agent Studio and the Conversion Agent Engine. In the Conversion Agent Studio you can develop and configure data conversions. The Conversion Agent Engine then executes the data conversions

    See below links

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c38c4cf105f85e10000000a1553f6/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c38c4cf105f85e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/43/4c4e34d4765f34e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    /people/paul.medaille/blog/2005/11/17/more-on-the-sap-conversion-agent-by-itemfield

    /people/alexander.bundschuh/blog/2006/03/14/integrate-sap-conversion-agent-by-itemfield-with-sap-xi

    /people/paul.medaille/blog/2005/11/18/conversion-agent-a-free-lunch

    /people/william.li/blog/2006/03/17/how-to-get-started-using-conversion-agent-from-itemfield

    Thanks

    Swarup

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    Posted on Jun 15, 2008 at 04:51 PM

    Thanks for all replies

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