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Author's profile photo Shabarish V Nair

IDoc Packaging – SAP PI 7.1 EHP1 (and above)

Prior to PI 7.1 EHP1, to collect IDoc (package) we used to have a BPM or workarounds as mentioned Collecting IDocs without using BPM

From PI 7.1 EHP1, you will see a new feature that will help design scenarios in a better way when it comes to collecting IDocs.

The IDoc Sender adapter now is active and with a purpose. You can now define a package size in the adapter. The package size defined here will be used to create IDoc packages in PI.

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The above screenshot shows you the IDoc sender adapter in PI 7.1 EHP1

 

So how does this feature help us?

With IDoc packaging now available as a standard feature in the adapter, this will help redefine some of the design approaches to integration scenarios. Some examples are as below;

1. Collect all Work Orders (ex. ZWordorder.ZWorkorder) and create a file out at 6PM everyday

In XI/PI versions<7.1 EHP1,

a. You might have gone for a BPM design for collecting all IDocs

b. Use the concept of an IDoc XML file

In PI 7.1 EHP1,  you can use IDoc packaging and R3/ECC would make sure they will dispatch all IDocs via a Job at 6 PM.

2. Create a file with a maximum of 1000 records only. Each record corresponds to an IDoc as the input

With the new feature, set the Package size as 1000. No BPM at all.

Thus the basic idea is an improved design and a better performance.

 

Configurations in R3/ECC that facilitate the Design

Partner Profile

Use the collect IDocs Option

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Report RSEOUT00

This report can be executed or scheduled as a background job to send the IDocs

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How does the payload look like in SXMB_MONI?

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As shown above you will have the payload (inbound to PI) with multiple IDocs in it when using the IDoc packaging feature.

 

I hope this was informative. It is upto you to design your scenarios and leverage the capability as found appropriate.

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      Author's profile photo Michal Krawczyk
      Michal Krawczyk
      this functionality among man other IDOC related is also
      described in my book:
      mastering idoc scenarios with SAP PI
      http://www.sappress.com/product_basic.cfm?account=&product=H3059

      hope you don't mind 🙂

      Regards,
      Michal Krawczyk 

      Author's profile photo Shabarish Vijayakumar
      Shabarish Vijayakumar
      Blog Post Author
      guess its all there in your book eh mike 🙂
      I am still waiting for my free copy !!
      Author's profile photo Michal Krawczyk
      Michal Krawczyk
      Hi,

      >>>I am still waiting for my free copy !!

      let's make an agreement - I'll make sure that you will get a copy of my new one ok ? :))

      Regards,
      Michal Krawczyk

      Author's profile photo abhishek salvi
      abhishek salvi
      Both Stefan and Michal contributed regarding IDOC packaging in their blogs for lower versions and now you have added it for PI7.1 Ehp1....thanks to all you folks for the latest updates 🙂

      During one session by Sarma Sista, it was mentioned that only in Ehp1 the IDOC package will travel as one single message through PI...in other versions, though packaging is possible, the message entry in XI/ PI will show all the included IDOCs...in other words one entry per IDOC in the package...however now in Ehp1 there will be only one entry per IDOC package...any more information on this? OR did i get it wrong 🙁

      Regards,
      Abhishek.

      Author's profile photo Michal Krawczyk
      Michal Krawczyk
      hi Abhishek,

      you got it right 🙂
      IDOC packaging is something completely different
      than message packaging - have a look at my book
      (second edition) for more details about EhP1

      Regards,
      Michal Krawczyk  

      Author's profile photo Daniel Graversen
      Daniel Graversen
      Hi.
      This was really useful. It provided all the guides that you need to make idoc packing work.

      Daniel

      Author's profile photo Jonny Wellard
      Jonny Wellard
      You forgot to add that you also need a Sender Agreement !.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Shabarish,

      In the mapping editor, in your scenario, i beleive you will be loading an External definition(XSD with the IDOC occurence changed as 0..unbounded) as the source correct ?

      Informative blog.

      Thanks
      Saravana

      Author's profile photo Shabarish Vijayakumar
      Shabarish Vijayakumar
      Blog Post Author
      Sara,
      even if you dont use a XSD, it will still work.

      Regards,
      Shabz

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello Shabarish,

         I have PI7.1 without EHP1- I am planning to go for the XML-FILE option for IDOC grouping - like this: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/30ea2fdf-f047-2a10-d3a2-955a634bde6b?QuickLink=index&overridelayout=true

      I would like to know if this groups only the IDOCs with the same PO numbers or if it groups IDOCs irrespective of the PO numbers.

      Your help on this is appreciated.
      Thanks and Regards,
      Shiny

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Shabarish,

      Say,for one of case, if we don't have package size known beforehand & need to process all IDocs (could be diff set of numbers each time) into a single file per day. Do we see any option to handle such case with this feature where we can provide IDoc package size at runtime?

      Thanks,
      Anoop Garg

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi shabarish

      Thanks for your valuable inputs.

      The one confusion i have while going through several bolgs is :

      Is the IDoc packaging,Idoc Bundling,Idoc collection same thing and how message packging is different from these?

      Please share your thought on this.

      Regards
      Vinod

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Experts,

       

      My scenario is IDoc to fie . I have gone through the doc http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/30ea2fdf-f047-2a10-d3a2-955a634bde6b?QuickLink=index&…  about IDoc packaging but I am working on PI 7.31 SP11 single stack. I have the below queries:

      Are steps same in single stack also ?

      Is it required to create XML-HTTP port and HTTP destination of type H in SM59 of R3 ?

       

      When I did the settings in we20 collect IDocs & package size in sender R3 and in sender IDoc adapter enable IDoc package option and enter the package size. Then tin we19 using repeat factor those are directly reaching sender adapter one by one instead of many IDocs in single file.

       

      What I thought is via we19 make some IDocs in 30 status and then execute the reoprt RSEOUT100 but after executing we19 with test data single idoc getting triggered. When I execute the report it says " No IDocs available for processing". Pls suggest.

       

      Thanx,Nithin.

      Author's profile photo Babu P
      Babu P

      Hi Nithin,

      I am also facing the same issue , did you find the answer for this could pls let me know if it's done .

       

      Thanks

      Babu

      Author's profile photo KARTIKA KARTIKA
      KARTIKA KARTIKA

      Wonderful explanation 🙂

       

      Regards

      kartika