List of all the Business Systems that are connected using iFlow (PI 7.3 EHP1, SP06)
I came across a question from my customer on how to get the list of all my business systems that are connected using iFlow on the fly. 😐
I answered that it’s not at all a problem as I can provide you all the details in an Excel while I handover all the interfaces. 😛
As the customer was intelligent, another simple question came up his mind. What happens when I create another iFlow between two new business systems? Do I need to update the excel file that you give me? And what happens if I lose the Excel? 😡
As usual, the customer wants more…. 😕
Fortunately, came across a feature that’s been provided by SAP (when working on Process Orchestration SP6). This feature (PI Landscape) in NWDS enables to list down all the business systems that got integrated through iFlow and thereby, can quickly get to the details of the iFlow. Some settings need to be done though.
Open NWDS -> Window -> Preferences -> PI Tools Configuration -> Personalize. Set the option ‘Enable content indexing for object references in search and system landscape’.
Move on to the option ‘Tool-Specific’ which is next to ‘Personalize’ and specify the path for the ‘search index file’ that got created in the above case.
Done with the pre-requisites. Let’s move on to the main show.
Go to Window -> Show View -> PI Landscape.
Surprisingly that happened to be the information what customer was looking for.
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But, he is the Customer at the end of the day……Started demanding more…… 🙁
Customer : Now, how can I get this information captured in an Excel sheet ?
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To be continued…. ➕