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Document Objective: Objective of this document is to providing information about that “SFSF SOAP Channel supports for UDF based Lookups”.

This document provides an example on implementation of SFSF lookup UDF in PI Enterprise Service Repository.

Connectivity add on 1.0
Patch Lastest sca files :PICOASUF and
Entity Type: SOAP
Entity Name: User
Operation Type Query
LookUp Query Select id from User where externalId in (<dynamicValues>)

Brief about Technical Scenario:

For each person_id_external Lookup Query will bring back the id from SFSF User Entity.

E.g. Input <external-Id > 346 and Output < id > would be USR-22.

Step I. Include following packages.


Step II. add UDF with following paramters.


Step III. UDF Code.

AbstractTrace trace = container.getTrace();

String Var_Username =””;

for (int inlen = 0; inlen < Var_ExternalID.length; inlen++)


Var_Username = Var_Username+”,”+”‘”+Var_ExternalID[inlen]+”‘”;


Var_Username = Var_Username.substring(1,Var_Username.length());



Payload SOAPOutPayload = null;

String SysName =””;

String BuisnessSysName =””;

BuisnessSysName = “SUCCESS_FACTORS_DEV”;

Channel channel = LookupService.getChannel( BuisnessSysName,”Common_SF_SFAPI_Receiver”);

SystemAccessor accessor = LookupService.getSystemAccessor(channel);

String SOAPxml =”<?xml version=\”1.0\” encoding=\”UTF-8\”?><ns0:query
xmlns:ns0=\”\”><ns0:queryString>Select id,externalId from User where externalId in ( “+Var_Username+”)</ns0:queryString></ns0:query>”;

InputStream inputStream =new ByteArrayInputStream(SOAPxml.getBytes());

XmlPayload payload = LookupService.getXmlPayload(inputStream);

SOAPOutPayload =;

InputStream inp = SOAPOutPayload.getContent();

DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();

DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();

Document document = builder.parse(inp);


NodeList list = document.getElementsByTagName(“id”);

NodeList Elist = document.getElementsByTagName(“externalId”);

for (int temp =0; temp < list.getLength(); temp++)


Node node = list.item(temp);

Node Enode = Elist.item(temp);

if (node != null)


node = node.getFirstChild();

Enode = Enode.getFirstChild();

if (node != null)







catch (Exception e)


trace.addWarning(“Error” + e);



Step IV: Communication Channel.


Step V : Testing and UDF Execution




Request Message to Successfactors


Response back from Successfactors


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