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PI 7.1 Beginner – Integration Repository is ESR now !

Enterprise Service Repository & Services Registry


Integration repository is now referred as ESR – Enterprise Service Repository. As PI 7.1 forms the backbone ESOA (Enterprise service oriented architecture); web services are integral part of it. Services Registry is repository to manage and publish the web services.


More on ESR: 

Importing Software Component


Software component is not imported using the options “tools” in the menu-bar. It is now instead imported using following steps:

Import not using

Click on Create Icon

Create Object Icon

Choose Import from SLD and Click of Display

Import using


This will display the list of components created in SLD. Choose the appropriate component and import it to ESR.

Create Namespace in the component

There is no significant change as far as namespace creation is concerned in this version.

Creating Data Type / Message Type


Like earlier versions nothing will be create by default under the namespace. It is required to use “create” icon to create any of the desired object. 

Data Type / Message Type·          

Message Interface is now a service interface!


Message interface is now referred as service interface. Service interfaces have few more attributes than earlier versions highlighted below. There are blogs which highlight importance of individual attributes.

Service Interface·        
Message Mapping

There is no change in message mapping as far as the terminology or the appearance is considered. But there are many new features added in mapping as far as the functionality is concerned.

  •        Correct structural inconsistencies
  •         Parameterized Mapping
  •         RFC and JDBC Lookup
  •         Sharing of user defined functions using function libraries
  •         Use of graphical variable replacing “global” variables
  •         Copy XML sub-tree ·    

Interface Mapping is now Operation Mapping


Interface mapping is now referred as operation mapping in 7.1.

Operation Mapping·          



“Folder” is a new feature specific to PI 7.1. It gives another way of organizing the interfaces and related objects.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      hi Sayali,

      Thanks for sharing knowledge. It is a good document for any bigginer who have worked in XI.
      I m finding it helpful for me.Please share other changes also in PI7.1 . if possible.


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      Former Member
      Sure. Will try to post couple of more articles on Configuration and functionality enhancements.

      Thanks ,

      Author's profile photo Chandra G
      Chandra G
      There are quite a few blogs and articles which provide comprehensive information on PI 7.1 features. Not to discourage you, but it would be appreciated if there could be more value addition to the blog rather than redundant information.


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      Former Member
      It is nice to see some of the new ESR functionalities and differencies from the old versions in one place. It is always good to have such comparisons at hand instead of having to research and prepare them if needed. Thanks for putting it together.