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is SAP XI required as middleware tool

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I have got one doubt that is if in case of an outbound scenario suppose from SAP R/3 to 3rd party scenario if in case of XI we directly write a report program in R/3 itself which will directly convert the data from sap format to .txt format of data and place the file in the application server from where the file will be picked up by any FTP tool and place it into 3rd party system ....Is there any problem if don't go for XI as an alternate option...

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Arijit

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    Posted on Dec 22, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    XI will help you monitor the message flow...

    XI will persist the messages, for trouble shooting if required...

    XI will make easy the implemenation of complex mapping logic...

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    Best Regards,

    Sushil.

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  • Posted on Dec 22, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Is there any problem if don't go for XI as an alternate option...

    Yes. By writing a direct report, you increase the risk of tightly coupled systems by placing the integration logic on the sender/receiver. Thats what XI does. It collects the integration logic at a central location so that the sender/ receiver remains loosely couple and in case one of the two system needs to be replaced or connected to any other system (in future), then again a new report won't be required if you use XI.

    Regards,

    Prateek

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