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XI as a tool for migration

Hi Friends,

Can we use XI as a migration tool? If i want to move all data of my non-sap system to sap system, can i go for xi?

If we can use XI, what are all the challengs i'll have and the areas i need to focus more while designing the implementaion?

Your views on this greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,

Senthil.

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    Mar 02, 2009 at 01:53 PM

    Hi,

    >>Can we use XI as a migration tool? If i want to move all data of my non-sap system to sap system, can i go for xi?

    it is highly recommended NOT to use XI for migration

    SAP application system (R/3, CRM, SCM etc.) offer much better

    tool to do that like LSMW

    so don't use XI for migration - use LSMW for that

    Regards,

    Michal Krawczyk

    http://mypigenie.com XI/PI FAQ

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    • Former Member Michal Krawczyk

      Hi,

      Other tool that you can use aside from LSMW is SXDA.

      SXDA is better in terms of performance when BAPI is used as the method to do data migration. Other than that, it's recommended to use LSMW.

      Regards,

      Lim...

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    Mar 04, 2009 at 08:05 AM

    Hi All,

    I am looking for more inputs, Can anybody provide me the pros and cons for using XI/PI for migration?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Senthil.

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    • the answer to your question from my viewpoint will be a question 😊 - What is XI role towards the end going to be in your landscape? Will it be an integration tool or will it be a migration tool primarily?

      If the answer is former, then I would say you can leverage XI for migration but if the answer is latter then go for tools like LSMW.

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    Mar 02, 2009 at 02:01 PM

    Dear Senthil,

    The scenario that you are explaining wherein you have to move all the data from non sap to sap systems seems to be one time activity and hence there is no use of XI in this

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    • Former Member

      Hi Tarang,

      Thanks for your suggestion.

      It wont be a one time activity. Migration would be done phase by phase and it'll has many phases...

      With Regards,

      Senthil.