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MDM & PLM

Are there MDM adapters available for PLM. I checked the iView studio, but didn't spot anything?

Thanks, Andy

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  • May 04, 2004 at 08:16 PM

    Adapters are different from iViews for the Portal. Adapters are in charge of the data mapping between systems.

    Technically a connection to a mySAP PLM system is the same like a connection to an R/3 system, the same adapters are used.

    Regards Klaus

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    • The adapters referred to in the documentation cover the complete communication to the clients listed via XI including structural mapping in particular. MDM provides structural mappings between the business objects on the Master Data Server and the business objects in the clients listed. In addition, XI adapters may be used in case the client supports a technical protocol other than HTTP, e.g. IDOC-adapter and RFC-adapter. MDM itself does not provide additional adapters of this kind.

      When connecting a client, there are two things to be considered: First is picking the correct structural mapping, and second is picking the correct XI-adapter. The possible combinations depend on the product, release and business object type you use. For all R/3 releases e.g. you can use the structure-mapping between ABABusinessPartner and R/3 customer or R/3 vendor. In addition the IDOC-adapter is necessary for the technical communication via ALE. When talking about a 6.20-based R/3 in addition to the above, the ABA business partner could be used with a mapping between ABABusinessPartner and ABABusinessPartner and no technical adapter since an XI-PROXY is provided by the client.