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MDM : PI Integration

This blog describes about the MDM – PI integration:

SAP Netweaver PI : MDM ( Master Data Management ) & PI Integration :

  • MDM Overview
  • MDM & PI SLD
  • MDM & PI ESR
  • MDM & PI Adapter
  • MDM & ID/IB

Types of Data involved from Business Perspective:

There are two kinds of Data Business deals with :

  • Master Data
  • Transaction Data

Master Data : Which is consistent for longer Time

Transaction Data : Which Frequently getting change

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Enterprise & Applications:


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Enterprise, Applications and Integration:

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Master Data Management Tool:

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MDM means Master Data Management , which is used for store master data in a single place and sync master data across to all systems who were using in the business landscape.

Mostly PI is used as middleware component to integrate MDM with all other systems.

MDM System Architecture :

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MDM Operations:

MDM Basically have 3 Operations :

  • Data Extraction
  • Data Syndication
  • Data Management

Data Extraction:

  • Extraction is nothing but import the master data from external systems into MDM database / repository.
  • Import Server / Import manager tool is taking care of this activities in MDM
  • Data Extraction can be done either Full Load Extraction / Delta Load Extraction.

Data Extraction – ( MDM Import  Manager Tool) :

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Data Syndication:

  • Syndication is nothing but sending data to external system from MDM system.
  • Syndication Server / Syndicator tool is taking care of this activities in MDM

Data Extraction – ( MDM Syndicator Tool) :

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Data Management : 

  • It is totally related to data that how we will manage data with in MDM.
  • Data Manager tool is taking care of this activities in MDM

Data Management – ( Data Manager) :

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MDM – PI Integration:

  • MDM & PI SLD
  • MDM & PI ESR
  • MDM & PI Adapter
  • MDM & ID/IB


  • Import the MDM Business Software Component from Market Place

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  • Import the MDM Business Software Component
  • Create a Third-party Business and Technical System for MDM in SLD

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  • Import the MDM Business Software Component into ESR

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  • MDM software components contains inbuilt ESR solution for some master data for example Vendor/Customer/Material/Bank etc.
  • We can re-use them in our project interfaces, which reduces the development time.
  • If Project requirements have some enhancement, then we can download the existing maps and do the necessary changes and import them back to ESR.

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PI Can Integrate with MDM by 2 Adapters

         1.  File Adapter
         2.  MDM Adapter

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MDM & ID –  Data Syndication:

FILE Sender Adapter

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MDM & ID –  Data Extraction :

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MDM & ID –  Data Extraction

MDM Receiver Adapter

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MDM Adapter Monitoring :

RWB – Communication Channel Monitoring

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PI – Interface Pipeline:

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MDM Interface Flow Diagram:

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Reference links:

MDM Business Content:

MDM Adapter:

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