The Conversion Agent enables efficient development, deployment and maintenance of data transformations for incoming and outgoing unstructured and semi-structured data and messages based on industry standards into XML.
The following formats are supported:
ASCII, EBCDIC, HTML, SGML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Word, StarOffice, WordPerfect, PDF, Undocumented Binaries, Flat Files, Print Streams, PostScript, AFP
HL7, HIPAA, EDI-X.12, EDIFact, COBOL, PL/I, FIX, ACORD / AL3, ASTM, Cargo-IMP, MVR, SWIFT, MISMO, XML, IFX, FIXML, OFX, LegalXML, cXML, ebXML, RosettaNet, HL7 V3.0, ACORD XML
This weblog does not show how to develop conversions programs using the Conversion Agent. This information can be obtained thru either tutorials or workshops.
This weblog will show how to setup the Conversion Agent software, its deployment on XI and the Communication Channel configurations.
Steps to get started:
- Download Itemfield Documentation from http://service.sap.com/xi. Navigate down the following path:
SAP Netweaver in Detail
SAP Exchange Infrastructure
Download the lastest version of “Conversion Agent Documentation XI 3.0”.
After unzipping the documentation file, you should find the file, CMGetStart.pdf in the appropriate language directory, which contains tutorials teaching the use of the Conversion Agent.
- Download Itemfield software from http://service.sap.com/download. Navigate down the following path:
SAP Software Distribution Center
Support Packages and Patches
Entry by Application Group
Under “Support Packages and Patches”:
Support Packages and Patches -> SAP NetWeaver -> SAP NETWEAVER -> SAP NETWEAVER 04 -> Entry by Component -> Process Integration (PI/XI) -> NW04 CONVERSION AGENT 1.0
Select and download the appropriate software based on OS platform and release, e.g. for Win32 SP15, the file is SAPNWCM15_0-20001444.sca.
- Extract content of SCA:
The module name must be localejbs/sap.com/com.sap.nw.cm.xi/CMTransformBean.
The parameter name must be TransformationName.
The parameter value must be the conversion agent project name deployed in serviceDB. In the above example, the Tutorial_3 project from the documentation in step 1 is used.
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