Some new features in XI – SP14 and how to use those features are discussed here.
There is a separate section in which we can define global java variables which can be used in functions in Message Mapping. I found this Java Section button in the toolbar in SP13 itself but it was disabled. I was wondering what that button was for and finally in SP14 that button got enabled as Java Sections.
To any XI person with Java background, this Java Section in Message Mapping gives a perspective as a Java Class. In Java Section, there are three sections.
- Global variables (Global Scope)
- Initialization Section (Like a Java Constructor) and
- Clean-Up Section (Like a Java Destructor)
So, here we can put all our java coding which are common to one message mapping and use them effectively in all the functions used in that particular message mapping.
We can simply use the global variable in the functions used in message mapping. This new feature of Java Section available in SP14 can replace the GlobalContainer provided previously by SAP to some extent.
Adapter specific Message Properties
Mail Adapter & SOAP Adapter
OS Command in JDBC Adapter
One interesting thing I found is that Run Operating System Command is also found in the configuration part of JDBC Adapter apart from File Adapter configuration.
I might have missed a lot of new features which might be available in SP14. But all these features mentioned above in this blog are what I identified as a new feature in a first glance.