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Advantage of PI Mail adapter??

HI all

What is the use of XI/PI mail Sender/Receiver Adapter when SAP ECC can itself communicate with email servers without PI/XI?

is there any additional advantage of using XI/PI mail adapter?

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Satish

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  • Feb 27, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    The answer should be SAP ECC could also communicate to file servers directly. Still we make Idoc to file scenario using PI 😊

    PI/XI is a middleware which should handle communication across all non-SAP to non-SAP systems. Therefore it makes sense to have as many adapters as possible. Technically too, say a mail sender scenario where XI pops up the mail from mail server. How do you think any receiver on its own would be able to receive the message.

    Regards,

    Prateek

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      Hi Satish,

      In addition to what Prateek said, You can also use the complex mapping capabilities of XI which is not possible in direct communication.

      Regards,

      Sudheer.

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    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Hi Satish,

    There will always be points of overlapping functionalities .... but then if you have XI involved in as many integration scenarios you avoid getting trapped in something know as the "integration spaghetti".

    Lookup "integration spaghetti" to know its full impact....

    http://www.english.bcc.com.pl/pad_files/aw_files/260_EN_AW_SAPXI_20070820-ang.pdf

    Regards

    joel

    Edited by: joel trinidade on Feb 27, 2009 5:41 PM

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    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Hello Satish,

    PI is a middleware designed for SAP and NonSAP scenarios ,

    it is used for communiating b/n two heterogenous system or can also be used for two homogeneous systems

    In case of other scenarios like Invoice has to be sent in the form of flatfile or any other format (desired by customer) can be done by utilising PI and mail adapter.

    I have summarised one scenario like this there can be many if you want process orders based on mail adapter this also can be done

    Hope this gives you a clear picture

    Rajesh

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      Thank u one and all for your responsed

      true we can use XI mapping capabilities for sending a Mail.Apart from this do we have an extra advantage of using mail receiver adapter when we are using a Mail receiver adapter?

      Thank u

      Regards

      satish