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Is it Worth Considering the Integration Framework Version 2?

With SAP Business One Release 9.3 PL04, we released the integration framework version 2 (also called B1if 2.0). This is a new and more sophisticated approach for the creation of integration scenarios.
 
Key Benefits of Version 2

  • Up to 10x faster processing at runtime
  • Runs in the cloud and on premise
  • Almost fully automated migration of scenarios from version 1 to version 2
  • Installable on single board computers such as Raspberry Pi for sensors and processes of Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios
  • Familiar UI for scenario development available in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

 
Running Integration Framework Version 2 in the Cloud

  • Use integration framework version 2 as a Platform as a Service tenant (PaaS) for partners. A partner can develop, run and administrate integration scenarios for all customers, in a truly multi-tenant approach.
  • The Scenario Package contains Scenarios and Scenario Steps. This gives the flexibility to administrate and deploy scenarios and scenario steps individually for each customer.
  • Changes of scenarios or individual steps become valid immediately after generation.

 
Why Providing the IDE?

The different elements to develop an integration scenario are now available at one place and improves the developer experience:

  • The Navigation Tree shows all needed artefacts and related elements simplifying the navigation and handling of scenarios
  • The Design Area offers all elements to develop scenarios on one screen with faster access to relevant integration elements
    • Authentications can be easily entered at the individual steps to secure system access
    • Details appear when clicking on an element to get more insights of each step/element and to enter required information
  • The Notification Area shows information if anything is wrong or missing when saving the scenario step to get fast system feedback
  • Multiple tabs open in parallel such as step design, monitoring etc. to increase the user experience


 
In Case You Wonder about the Coexistence of Version 1 and 2
Both framework versions, the previous version 1.x and the new version 2

  • Are automatically available in the SAP Business One installation
  • Can be used in parallel because they run independently of each other
  • Can be accessed within each version – 1 and 2

 
Start using version 2.

Best regards
Annemarie Kiefer and Miriam Rieger

Want to get more information on version 2, check out this blog Integration Framework Version 2 – Essentials.

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  • Hello Ladies,

    Thanks for your blog and of course for your assist in process to IF became pleasure )

    Hope you or somebody else can help me to find answer: What is required for B1IF 2.0 to be installed on Raspberry. I have no problem to install IF on Debian VM but catch an error on Pi with Raspbian
    “there is no JAVA with required version” I`ve tried different versions available from repo. The same error rises when a graphical interface for IF installer loading

  • Hi Alexandr,

     

    have you download the B1iF 2.p already for Raspberry Pi? If not please download “Integration Framework for SME”. Within the installation files you also find the Administrator_Guide for SBC. There is described how to install Integration Framework on a Raspberry.

    Regards, Nicolas

     

     

    • Hi Nicolas,

      Yes, I have doc version 1.2 from 2018-06-05 and did everything as described
      (except needs to rename files (i have .bin instead .sh) but it doesn`t matter as i got error later while file executed):

      ..

      Preparing to install
      Extracting the JRE from the installer archive…
      Unpacking the JRE…
      Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive…
      Configuring the installer for this system’s environment…

      Launching installer…

      JRE libraries are missing or not compatible….
      Exiting….

      root@..

      And as described before I`ve tried (i guess) all available on repo JREs and have same response

      Thanks in advance for any help
      Alex