SAP PI: Using the B2BADDON EDIXML Convertor Modules – Basics
The B2BADDON EDI<>XML Convertor Modules are used with SAP Process Integration adapters to convert business documents encoded in EDI message standards into XML and vice versa.
These modules are available for the below EDI standards
These modules can be used along with the PI transport protocol adapters(Inbound & Outbound) to convert the EDI message standards into EDI- XML and vice versa. To use this feature, the B2BADDON and the required convertor modules must be deployed in to the SAP PI.
The following are the Convertor modules available for the supported EDI standards
The EDI-XML XSDs for the various EDI standards can be generated using the XSD generation option available in the EDI Maintenance GUI
Below is an example for AnsiX12 850 version 004010 EDI-XML schema generation
The generated XSD can be imported to the ESR as external definition and can be used for Message mappings and Service Interface creation
The ANSI X.12 EDI Convertor module configuration in the Sender adapter (File) is as shown below. The convertor module must be mentioned as the first module in the processing sequence
ANSI X.12 EDI 850 document is used in this example as input to the File Sender adapter and the converted result EDI-XML looks like as below. This EDI-XML can be mapped and processed as per the requirement
The same ANSI X.12 EDI Convertor module is used in the Receiver adapter to convert the ANSI X.12 EDI-XML data to the EDI format as shown below. The convertor module must be mentioned as the first module in the processing sequence.
The EDI output file (ANSI X12 850) is generated from the EDI-XML as shown below
In the similar way, the EDI convertor module can be configured for the other EDI standards for the supported adapter types.