Do you remember the hours/years you’ve spent with this tool? If so then you’ll understand me…
and my little mission 🙂 In this weblog I’ll try to compare mapping lookups from BC
with the one that XI gives us and maybe draw our Big Brother’s attention to this subject:)
If we wanted to use a lookup with the help of RFC from BC we could do it quite easily:
We had to create an RFC which changed the values (in my example I’m using material number mapping).
Then we had to import the RFC signature into BC repository:
We could test our function from BC (the test scenario was generated automatically).
We also had to create an Outbound map (in our case SAP BC is calling SAP)
that is specify where BC should generate it.
and… that’s all… now we could use our RFC as a transformer in our mappings.
If you don’t know yet, just take a look at my weblog:
Basically you have to to three things :
– prepare RFC-XML
– create your user defined function
– parse the result
We don’t know if SAP plans to change/modify it. Maybe we’ll have a very similar feature
with XI SP14 or SP15 🙂 We (XI devleopers) can do lookups without automatic features
but I’m just trying to show that XI’s little (but older) brother had some very nice features too.
If we could have something like this than we could even use user function with queues.
This way we wouldn’t have to make a call after each context change but call RFC function with tables parameter
to transform all values… but this is future…or isn’t it ? 🙂