Is it possible or not? It depends…
If you’re working on a DEV lanscape you can do it quite easily.
There are many situations when you want to check your integration process,
integration scenario but you don’t receive a message from your partner…
So once you create your scenario in Integration Repository you can set your routing in the Integration Directory… what then?
Do you have to wait for a first message? No way:)
When I started working with the XI I was searching for a tool that would be as good
as those two standard services from Business Connector:
but I coudn’t find anything like this…
Did I give up? Did I start to cry ? 🙂
No, because I discovered that there’s a very similar tool called the “Test Tool”.
It allows you to send test messages directly to the Integration Engine.
How you can do it easily?
Just follow those few steps:
– log into your Runtime Workbench – Component Monitoring
– choose Integration Engine and Test Message Tab
As you can see it’s not very sophisticated…
but it does it’s job.
To make it work you have to specify some information like interface name,
namespace etc. for your prepared and configured scenario.
Then you have to paste the payload and that’s it…
But how can you easily create the payload?
Sure you can use standard XML editors available on the market but what for?
You got the Message Mapping – Test Tab !
This tool allows you to create your payload which later on you can paste into our Test Tool.
– log on to the Integration Repository and choose the first message mapping that you use in your scenario
– fill the source message with values
– now by clicking on the Document Source View you can get the XML that you can Copy….
…into the Component Monitoring Test Tool
– you can test your message -> Send Message button
– check you message in the Message Monitoring (TCODE -SXMB_MONI)
This tool is very simple but as you can see very useful, that’s why probably it’s good how to use it quickly.