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Multiple File Adapters


I have 5 interfaces for which inbound File adapters will be used. I have the following questions :

  • Can one have multiple file adapters ?

  • Any naming standard to follow ?

  • How to manage the file adapter per interface ?

  • Where to assign/establish relation between interface & file adapter ?

Thanx in advance.


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    Jun 08, 2004 at 12:43 AM

    Hi Homiar,

    1. You can have multiple inbound and outbound interfaces on one Adapter Engine. That is, you do not need to have to install them 5 times.

    2. There is a naming standard to follow on SAPNet. But most companies have their own to follow.

    3. Please look at the Adapter administration guide to answer all your other questions.


    John Ta

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    Jun 08, 2004 at 09:13 AM

    Dear Homiar,

    1. just configure 5 module of type file_adapter and

    configure each of them separately.

    2. we have our own namin convetion. This very individual

    for every company.

    3. here we have to clarify expression. If you say adapter

    engine than you should mean the whole engine. In one

    adapter engine you can configure a lot of module of

    diferent type, eg. file_adapter, jms_adapter,

    jdbc_adapter. I understand you question in the manner

    that you want to have different module of type

    file_adapter in one single adapter engine. This you

    can do and it make sense. It make no sense to install

    5 different adapter engine.

    In each module you can reference to one Interface e.g.

    the relationship between interface and file adapter

    module is one to one. So you will need five different

    file adapter module to configure.

    4. I am not sure to understand your question. If you want

    to know how to configure the interface than i can tell

    you that you have to do in the configuration of the

    file adapter module, just like this

    XMB.SenderBusinessSystem=SEDOK XMB.SenderInterfaceNamespace=


    best regard,

    Ly-Na Phu

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      John & Ly-Na Phu,

      Thanx a lot for the detailed explaination. Your replies helped me understand the concept much better.