Important SAP ALE/iDoc Processing Programs

There is a vast number of transactions and standard programs that should be used to configure an ALE/iDoc integration scenario. In addition, there are multiple programs and transactions that are useful for day-to-day operations of ALE/EDI layer. For example process Inbound and Outbound iDocs by standard programs, archive old iDocs, change the status of iDocs, […]

How to Avoid Overlapping Batch Jobs in SAP

Periodic Batch Jobs or Background Jobs have a possibility of overlapping in SAP, especially, when the Batch Job runs in a high frequency like 5 mins or less. If the active Job doesn’t finish in 5 mins next Batch Job will be started in parallel to the currently active Job. Therefore, you could end up […]

How to Create iFlow using Eclipse NWDS

With the launch of SAP Process Integration 7.31 SP2 and Process Orchestration 7.31 SP2, the Eclipse tool was introduced to build End to End (E2E) integration scenarios. At the time of publishing this post, the Eclipse tool is used with existing Swing tools. Although the new Eclipse iFlow tool makes the old Swing Integration Directory […]

File Content Conversion CSV to XML Using B2B Integration Cockpit

There are a lot of instances when you need to transform plain file formats such as .txt .csv .des to XML formats in integration scenarios. SAP PI/PO has capabilities to convert plain file formats to XML formats such as adapter specific content conversion techniques, Plain2XML adapter modules, Java Mapping, etc., but these methods have a […]

How to Install NWDS for PI/PO

Let’s discuss how to install and set up NWDS version 7.5 for PI/PO development. Although this is a simple guide on how to set up NWDS, it will be helpful for PI/PO developers who only worked with PI/PO swing clients and for people who are new to PI/PO space. SAP Versions used in the illustration: […]

How to Edit Java Mapping Using NWDS

If you are new to Java mapping in SAP PI/PO you will be wondering how to edit an existing Java mapping. If you haven’t done it before it could become a complex task. This article aims to provide a step-by-step guide on how to edit an existing Java mapping using Netweaver Developer Studio (NWDS). If […]

How to Download an iDoc to XML File (3 Different Techniques)

If you want to download iDocs as files, there are several standard SAP options. But, if you want to convert an iDoc in your SAP system as an XML, capabilities and limited. You may need to download an iDoc created in the system in XML format for multiple reasons. You may want to communicate iDoc […]

iDoc Control Record Mapping in SAP PI/PO

Let’s look at how to set the iDoc Control Record in iDoc receiver scenario in SAP PI/PO single stack version. Due to evolution of SAP XI/PI/PO architecture, iDoc communications method as well as configurution of iDoc adapter and iDoc Control Records have changed. In this example we will look at how to configure or set […]

The Difference Between Collapse Context and Remove Context in SAP PI/PO

Node Functions ‘Collapse Context’ and ‘Remove Context’ can be confusing if you are new to PI/PO space. Although Collapse Context and Remove Context have similarities, there are a few major differences between them. SAP Versions used in the illustration: SAP PO 7.5 What is a Context in PI? Before we look at the differences between […]

Generate iDocs Using Change Pointers in SAP

This post aims to illustrate how to create outbound iDocs for master data changes in SAP using Change Pointers mechanism. When master data such as Material Master, Vendor Master, Customer Master, etc. changes in SAP, we can capture the changes using Change Pointers mechanism. Change Pointers are useful when you want to communicate SAP master […]