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REST Adapter in HCI

Nov 17, 2016 at 04:15 AM

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Hi HCI experts,

Is the SuccessFactors (REST) adapter in HCI the equivalent of REST adapter in SAP PI/PO?

If we need to consume a RESTful service from a non-SuccessFactor system (say Google API), can we use the SuccessFactor (REST) adapter (or HTTP adapter?) or does HCI provide a different REST adapter that is similar to the standard REST adapter that is available in SAP PI/PO?

Thanks in advance!

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Eng Swee Yeoh
Nov 17, 2016 at 05:15 AM
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Hi Mark

The HTTP adapter in HCI is somewhat a REST adapter - after all REST is just an architectural style based on HTTP. So the HTTP adapter can do all the POST, PUT, GET, DELETE that you might need.

What it does not have is the fancier stuff that is typically associated with REST services, like OAuth and JSON<->XML conversion. In HCI, this is done differently:-

For OAuth, you use Credential artifacts instead - but I'm not sure which grant type are supported on the latest HCI version. If it does not support the OAuth grant type you need - you can possible develop a custom one as mentioned in my blog.

For JSON<->XML conversion, you can use a Converter object in the iFlow

Regards

Eng Swee

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Thank you Eng Swee! Will try them out

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Eng! I hope you are fine!!

Please, I need your help :/

I need to create a connection with ARIBA via REST. I have read that I can do this in HCI through the HTTP adapter. But I can not figure out how to proceed. Can someone help me? How do I adapt my HTTP connection to be REST? I do need to create an adapter?

Thank you very much for your attention and I look forward to a return.

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