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Adapter Scheduling – Hail SP 19 :-)

Frequent forum posts in the past and also in the future (will) have one requirement, “How can I schedule my adapter?” There are lot of answers, round abouts to be precise that float around the forums and one of the weblogs that often recommended is Scheduling messages in SAP XI.  But now that SP 19 is in place, we can forget all the trouble we had to go through to get this done. SP 19 comes with ‘Availability Times’ that will help you schedule your adapter.  Lets just try to get our hands dirty. But before we start we have a point to note. We will be working in the Runtime Workbench -> Component Monitoring -> Communication Channel Monitoring and you will need to have the authorizations of the user group SAP_XI_ADMINISTRATOR with the role modify.  The first task you would need to do is to plan your scheduling. So locate the link Availability Time Planning on the top right corner of your Communication Channel Monitoring page.  In this case, our requirement is to schedule a file adapter (CC_SendFileToPDF) daily for two hours from 12:55 in the noon ie from 12:55 PM – 02:55 PM.  In Availability Time Planning, choose the Availability time as daily and say create.  Provide the details like a description and then make the Availablility Time according to your requirement. In our case the plan will look as follows, image Then to select the communication channel that will fit into our criterion, goto the Communication Channels tab and filter and add the respective channel (in our case CC_SendFileToPDF). image Once all the above has been done ‘Save’ the changes.  Now to check if all this really worked you can go into you communication channel monitoring and filter down to your channel.  Say my time(this will be the time on your XI server and not your workstation) now is 12:45 PM. Your adapter will show a status of inactive. image and then @ 12:55 PM, image Behold you have your adapter scheduled and working, Thanks to SAP. Hail SP 19 !!! 
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