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Message mapping graphical tool

Any usability feedback appreciated.

If you lack any functionality or feel that something is really irritating or could be done better - your suggestions are wellcome.

We do not promise to implement everything because we have many other things to do for NetWeaver but still if some feature really makes sense we can include it into the next release or SP.


Dmitry Yankovsky


XI mapping tool development.


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    Posted on Jun 06, 2004 at 01:56 PM

    I don't have suggestions yet, but I would like to know under what circumstances to use the mapping tool, XLS or Java.

    For XI 20 there was a document Mapping Techniques in SAP XI written by Jerome Delune. I think things have changed in favour on the mapping tool but I would like to see a document which describes when to choose what technique

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      Hi Theo,

      I think the official recommendation for XI3.0 would be: always use the mapping tool unless developers confirm that it's impossible to perform your task with it.

      On the other hand, some mappings can be done easier with XSL, especially if one has good knowledge and experience. Java Mappings are something that I would prefer never to meet with. To write a Java Mapping for some complex structure seems to be much more complicated than to make a Message-Mapping with the tool and perform all the things in user-defined functions. Still you would not care about parsing and all that stuff.

      I beleive that mapping tool in XI3.0 is rather powerful to do mappings of pretty complex structures.



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