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MDM 7.1 SP04

Is XI/PI needed to send data from MDM to SAP? Or can it be done without using XI/PI?

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    Aug 09, 2010 at 06:19 AM

    Hi Cherie,

    yes it is possible to send data with out XI/PI,

    only you require to mount the mds inbound and outbound folder and ALE setting at SAP ECC side

    but there are some disadvantage with out XI / PI i.e you can not monitor / track of records and some enhancement need to do as per buisness specific

    Thanks,

    Jignesh Patel

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      Hi Mandeep,

      in my previous explanation i forgot to mention require to write code at ABAP side,

      so ABAP program will pick this file from MDM folder and will post IDOC to ECC

      not entire ALE configuration but some part will utilize for e.g. XML port definition, partner profile etc

      Note following point

      1. Require to write ABAP Program which will pick your file from MDM outbound folder and post to SAP ECC

      2. Require to do some technical setting for ABAP program at SAP side, technical person will help regarding this matter

      Note : There are many disadvantage and time consuming procss and it is not advisable to go without any intermidiate software for e.g PI, Tibco

      Thanks,

      Jignesh Patel

  • Aug 08, 2010 at 05:43 AM

    of course, you can go without PI.

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    Aug 09, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Hi Reinhardt

    For connecting MDM to ECC for masters like Material, vendor, Customer etc Idocs are required, as direct access to SAP tables are not provided/recommended.

    we can use PI with std business content which reduces overall development time.

    SAP PI/XI is the recommended way. In some cases like flat table updates/ search/prompting for duplicates we can use ABAP APIs or web services also without using PI.

    Thanks-Ravi

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    Aug 09, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Hi Reinhardt ,

    One option using FTP.

    As we are using currently this approach only to reduce TCO.

    If you have DEV capacity then you can do using FTP concept also.

    Thanks,

    Sudhanshu

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    Sep 10, 2010 at 02:12 PM

    Thank you for letting us know PI is not needed. As a result, we have decided to use MessageBroker as our middleware/conversion tool since we already utilize this.

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