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  • Overview Of XI/PI
      Introduction to integration
      Introduction to SAP Net Weaver
      Modules in SAP Net Weaver
      Components in SAP XI
      Design Time Components
      Administrative and monitoring components
      Runtime Components
      Architecture of XI
  • SLD (System Landscape)
      Technical System
      Technical System Types
      Business System
      Business System Types
      Software Components
  • IR (Integration Repository)
      Name Spaces
      Integration Scenarios & Integration Processes
      Message Interfaces
      Message Types
      Fault Message Types
      Data Types
      Data Type Enhancements
      Context Objects
      External Definitions
      Interface Mappings
      Message Mappings
      Mapping Templates
      Imported Archives
      Adapter Objects
  • ID (Integration Directory)
      Service without Party
      Business System
      Communication Channels
      Business Service
      Integration Process
      Receiver Determination
      Interface Determination
      Sender Agreement
      Receiver Agreement
  • Integration Monitoring
      Component Monitoring
      Message Monitoring
      Knowledge on End-to-End Monitoring
      Knowledge on Performance Monitoring
      Adapters Statuses
  • ccBPM
      Integration Process Scenario
      Abstract Interface
      Graphical Definition
      Send Steps
      m:n transformation
  • ProxiesM
      Introduction to Proxies
      Creating ABAP proxies
      Proxy Runtime
  • Scenarios
      File to File
      IDOC to File
      File to IDOC
      IDOC to Flat file
      Flat file to IDOC
      IDOC to JDBC
      JDBC to IDOC
      HTTP to RFC
      SOAP to RFC
      XSLT Mapping
      BPM1(File to File)
      BPM2(File to RFC)
      ABAP Proxy (Client Proxy)


AP has renamed SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure — SAP NetWeaver XI — as SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI). NetWeaver PI serves as the integration engine for SAP’s implementation of SOA middleware. With NetWeaver PI, SAP has included pre-built integrations for connecting SAP systems to each other and to non-SAP systems. But many SAP users are still not sure what the difference is between NetWeaver PI and NetWeaver XI.

SAP calls XI an integration mediator between entities with varying requirements in terms of connectivity, format, and protocols. According to SAP, XI reduces integration costs by providing a common repository for interfaces. The central component of SAP XI is the SAP Integration Server, which facilitates interaction between diverse operating systems and applications across internal and external networked computer systems.

The components of the SAP XI system are available via a web interface for configuration, integration design, system landscape definition and integration server monitoring.

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP PI) is SAP’s enterprise application integration (EAI) software, a component of the NetWeaver product group used to facilitate the exchange of information among a company’s internal software and systems and those of external parties. Before the current version, SAP PI was called SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI). Like other NetWeaver components, SAP PI is compatible with software products of other companies.

SAP calls PI an integration broker because it mediates between entities with varying requirements in terms of connectivity, format, and protocols. According to SAP, PI reduces the TCO by providing a common repository for interfaces. The central component of SAP PI is the SAP Integration Server, which facilitates interaction between diverse operating systems and applications across internal and external networked computer systems.

PI is built upon the SAP Web Application Server.

First release of SAP Exchange Infrastructure was XI 2.0. Later on, releases 3.0, 7.0, 7.1, 7.1 EHP1 and 7.3 followed. From release 7.0 onwards, SAP Exchange Infrastructure has been renamed as SAP Process Integration (SAP PI).

SAP PI / XI is SAP’s middleware technology ( Formerly known as SAP XI or Exchange Infrastructure ). XI is used to connect SAP with different non-SAP SAP systems. There are built-in adapters that can directly connect SAP to other standard third party systems with minimum customization involved. It relies heavily on SAP’s Netweaver Platform. For SAP Training, Remote SAP Access

5 Reasons for using SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1

  • Use Process Integration as an SOA backbone
  • Establish ES Repository as the central SOA repository in customer landscapes
  • Leverage support of additional WS standards such as UDDI, WS-BPEL and tasks, WS-RM
  • Enable high-volume and mission-critical integration scenarios
  • Benefit from new functionality such as principal propagation, XML validation and BAM capabilities


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  • What is Global container in SAP XI?
      Container object—> can be only used in the function it is defined in.
      Global container > it can be used and remain visible across the different function.
      Global container – in the old days it was used to store objects in mappings now we can use global variables instead.
      Container Object: This object enables you to cache the values that you want to read again when you next call the same user-defined function.
      From SP14 and above avoid Global Container. Use Java Section of Message Mapping to define Global Variables and to use them in your UDF’s.
  • Is it possible to trasfer the data with out using IR(repository)?
      Yes, it is possible.
  • What is the use of IDX2?
      Maintain the Idoc Metadata. This is needed only by XI, and not by other SAP systems. IDX2 is needed because XI needs to construct IDoc-XML from the IDoc. No other SAP system needs to do that.
  • which adapter should you use while integrating with any SAP system? Explain why?
      SAP gives us following options to communicate with SAP systems.
      IDoc Adapter
      RFC Adapter
      Explanation: If you take a close look at the adapters specified here, the one thing that strikes right away is the usage of proxies. We know that proxy generation is possible only if your WAS is >= 6.20. So, that is one parameter that comes up straight away for the usage of proxies.
      Hence Use Proxies only if the WAS version is >= 6.20. And the biggest advantage of the proxy is that it always by passes the Adapter Engine and will directly interact with the application system and Integration engine – so it will and should give us a better performance.
  • What are the activities for SAP NetWeaver XI integration, implementation, post go-live?
      SAP NetWeaver XI integration where the Involvement of charing the information between SAP and Non SAP System comes into Picture.
      Implementation where the SAP involvement into the business coming into Picture.
      Go Alive After Developing the interface after come acrossing various stages like testing the Interface is made alive or used to the real time scenario is said to be GO ALIVE.
  • What is CCMS button in RWB?
      It is an alert or montoring for the error messages. To monitor SAP components . CCMS is SAP Computing Center Management System. RWB is smoothly integrated with CCMS and CCMS alerts can be viewed thro’ the Runtime WorkBench. It provides alert monitoring for SAP Exchange Infrastructure Which is used for monitoring any system errors and administration errors. Enables monitor entire system centrally.
  • What systems used in your XI/PI Implementation?
      Usually we will use Development System, Testing System(QA), Production System. But some times we will use Pre-Prod (Pre Production System) also. Before you moving all interfaces to Production will use Pre-Prod to test all interfaces with huge volumes. So totally will use following systems for an implementation:
      DEV QA Pre-Prod Prod
  • Daily Activities and responsibilities of XI Developer?
      Monitoring after golive. troubleshoot performance issue when a ticket arises. on development part it will be creating BS, objects in IR, configuring in ID
      Based on the scenario that what you are working in the lowlevel Working on SLD,IR,ID,RWB + developing the scenario’s+Documentation + Based on the requirements design + monitoring check + Performance+..etc
  • Experience with Requirements Gathering?
      If you have been interacting with the client for gathering the req need to explain them on what basis the req were gathered.
      These are the things you can ask the client to get the requirements:
  • Where would you look to find Logical System in the SLD.?
      Business system wizard
  • What Two Data Types are automatically created when the Namespace is saved in the Integration Repository?
      ExchangeFaultdata and Exchange log data.
  • Which Development Object in SAP XI forms the “ROOT NODE” of an XML document when an XI message is generated?
  • What is the relationship between Product, Product Version, Software Component and Software Component Version? Give an example.
      PRODUCT: Represents a collection of all versions of a product. In SAP environment, a product corresponds to an SAP technical Component, e.g. 4.6c, 4.6d, and 4.7 COMPONENT: Represents a collection of all versions of a software components Examples of Software components are SAP_APPL, SAP_ABA, SAP_HR Software
  • JMS adapter can talk with what type of systems? Give some examples…
      Messaging systems to the integration engine
  • What format can JDBC adapter communicate in? Should you use native SQL?
      JDBC adapter converts data base content to XML messages and the other way around.
  • If communications with JDBC using XML format, what are 4 actions you could do?
  • Can RFC adapter be used for asynchronous processing?
      YES, RFC adapter can be used for asynchronous processing.
  • Is it necessary to create the partner profiles in case of file to idoc scenario?
      NO, it is not always necessary to create the partner profiles in case of file to idoc scenario if you are doing it for testing purposes otherwise you have to configure partner profile to assure XI for receiver client.
  • What is difference between the party and the business service and in which cases they are used with details?
      A Communication party represent a layer unit which is involved in cross-system process (eg. a company). and Business service represent an abstract, addressable unit. business services are used in cross-company process. for eg if the parties involved have only published there interfaces and not there system landscape or it is partly known. normally we use business services to communicate with different systems in same company.
  • What are the usual project scenarios on the job (Legacy systems or ERP)?
      It depends on the client requirement but you shold know about the R3-MDM integration.most of the requirement it would be use. Related scenarios as I mentioned are MDM-BIW integration, SRM-MDM Catalog, MDM-XI-R3 integration, RPCM,enrichment adaptor etc….
  • How long are usually the projects?
      It depends on the client requirement.