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Design approach help : BIC Mapping Tool Conversion

Hi All,

Design approach:

we know that BIC mapping tool can be used for EDI to XML conversion. also i know that its a Any to any converter.

But we prefer EDI to EDI XML conversion only via this tool and do the mapping in SAP PI as it would be easy to do mapping change if any in PI than redeploy the mapping in module location every time.

My question is:

we know that sender file adapter supports FCC for max of 3 hierarchy levels.

Can we make it a practice of accepting requirements in SAP PI which has complex Flat file structure (more than 3 levels). and use BIC mapping tool to convert the Complex flat file Structure (with more than 3 levels) into PI required format and proceed with the mapping and Configuration. (Note: hear the assumption is that the organisation has BIC Mapping tool procured for some EDI message scenario's 😊 ).

or is it best practice to ask the Source system to supply flat files strictly in Header,with 1 line item format?

Suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Warm Regards,

Senthilprakash

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    Sep 19, 2010 at 02:42 PM

    Hi,

    Instead of using the BIC mapping tool for FCC..(just because of the hierarchy..) I prefer to go for change in the structure if needed....if unable to handle the same..in XI..

    As BIC is meant for EDI there are lot of other unknown consequences you may need to face...if used..as the file is not edi..

    HTH

    Rajesh

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