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Introduction

An integration flow usually contains multiple resource files which can be used by different adapters and flow steps. It becomes very important for the Integration Developer to have an overview of all these resources and manage them from one central location.

To serve this purpose, SAP Cloud Platform Integration’s Web Application has now introduced a “Resources” view as part of the integration flow, which offer options like viewing, downloading, deleting and opening of the resources in its respective editor.

 

“Resources” View

When you open any existing integration flow or create a new one in the Web, you will see a new tab called “Resources”, which lists all the resources used within the integration flow. The resources are grouped under these categories and types:

  • Archives
    • JAR
  • Mappings
    • Message Mapping
    • Operation Mapping
    • XSLT Mapping
  • Scripts
    • Groovy
    • Java
  • Schemas
    • XSD
    • WSDL
    • EDMX

 

Image 1: Resources view as part of Integration Flow Configuration

 

From the “Resources” view, you can open the resource in its respective editor by clicking on the resource name. 

You can also get the access path for each of the resources via the tooltip, which can be used in scripts or other flow steps for accessing a resource.

 

Image 2: Navigation to resource editor 

 

Download Resources

If you want to re-use a particular resource across multiple integration flows, you can use the “Download” button which allows you to download all applicable resources from the “Resources” view both in Edit and Read-only mode.

Image 3: Download action

 

Deleting Resources

Now it is also possible to delete resources from the “Resources” view, using the “Delete” button which is available in the Edit mode.

Image 4: Delete action

 

Conclusion

Currently the resource view supports options to view, open specific resource types via their respective editors, download and also to delete resources. In the forth coming increments, we would be supporting adding of resources from the file system and also to add them from other integration flows within the same tenant.

Hope this blog was useful and helps you consume the resource view in the Web.

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  1. Davide Serrone

    Hi Finny Babu,

    thanks for your blog. I have a question: how can I access actually one specific resource? Once I have a path like wsdl/structure.xsd, how can I download it?

     

    Thanks and regards,

    Davide Serrone

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    1. Finny Babu Post author

      Hi Davide

      If you want to access the resource within another flow step like script, you can use the access path provided in the tool tip.

      Download of resources will be available in the next increment, which should reach you in 4 – 6 weeks.

      Regards

      Finny

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  2. Deon Van Zyl

    Probably a stupid question, but how do I add resources? I have a very basic iFlow where I use the SF connector to retrieve data and then move it to a SFTP drive. I changed my queries and it did not seem to update the XSD structure, so I deleted the resource.. but now I cant seem to get it back?

    I am also working with the CompoundEmployee component.

    Kind Regards

    Deon

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      1. Deon Van Zyl

        Hi Finny,

         

        Thanks, yes I have seen that we are now able to add resources, but when I change my query it still does not update the xsd file or when I delete it, it does not generate a new one.

        Kind Regards

        Deon

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