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PCK against framework


i am looking for some information about the PCK. In fact my main question is why to use PCK instead of a normal XI alone ?

If I understand how it works, PCK is installed on the partner site, and it transforms specific format message in XI-SOAP format and then sends it to the main XI.

In a XI alone landscape it is the adpater engine that transforms the message from specific format to XI-SOAP....

I don't see any special difference into the functionalities. Can somebody help me please ?



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    Posted on Feb 21, 2005 at 04:06 PM

    Hi Thomas,

    the PCK is used at a partner site to configure the

    XI Adapter Engine. In a stand alone XI installation

    you will configure adapters in the integration directory.

    On a partner site you do not have a integration directory

    (only the adapter engine is installed there) so you need

    another tool to do the job. That's the PCK. Therefore

    you can't see any difference between the integration

    directory and the PCK, both do essentially the same job.



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      in your scenario. How does the XI Adapter at your

      little enterprise's site know what to do with that

      XML? He has to configure his adapter. And that's where

      the PCK comes into the game. Here at SAP our scenario

      is that a large enterprise (imaging a large car

      manufacturer) has several very small suppliers that

      don't want to invest a lot in data exchange. You could

      build up a homogeneous environment with them (by forcing

      them to by a full-blown XI) or you can supply them with

      the PCK where their IT provider can integrate using an

      XI adapter.

      I hope this makes the intented use clearer (besides there

      are a lot of other uses for the PCK).



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