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Getting Started With Integration Flow Development

A key part of an integration project is to develop integration flows, which allow you to specify how messages are processed in an SAP Cloud Platform Integration service tenant.

The SAP Cloud Platform Integration service helps you connect cloud and on-premise applications with other SAP and non-SAP cloud and on-premise applications. This service has the capabilities to process messages in real-time, supporting end-to-end process integration through the exchange of messages.

The SAP Cloud Platform Integration Web UI provides a modeling environment that allows you to design the details of message processing (its senders and receivers as well as the individual processing steps) with a graphical user interface.

Using your company’s SAP Cloud Platform Integration test tenant, or setting up a tenant using a trial account, you can learn how to develop, test and run your own integration flows.

 

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Example of a Smoke Test with HTTPS Sender, Request Reply using OData adapter and Mail Receiver

 

If you are completely new to this topic, a good starting point is to create some basic scenarios to help you understand how the flow of a message works, become familiar with the components and their properties and learn about security best practices.

Still interested? Then check out the content below for some great guides and tutorials to try it out for yourself:

Creating Trial account for Cloud Platform Integration on Cloud Foundry Environment, Creating User Credentials and Connection Test
This blog post covers the creation of a trial account on the Cloud Foundry Environment, how to subscribe to the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service, provision and setup your tenant, add user credentials and perform connection tests.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration – Onboarding Tutorial (content exclusive to SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support)
In this tutorial, you will go through the onboarding to the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service, with presentations about the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Connector, Introduction to SCPI, Administration of Users and Roles, Creation of SAP Cloud Platform Integration content, Demos of the creation of Smoke Test scenarios and Integration Packages best practices.

Get Started with Integration Flow Development (SAP Help Portal)
Using this guide from the SAP Help Portal, learn how to develop and run your first integration flow. It gives an introduction to the tasks of an integration developer and shows the design and steps to develop four integration flows, with increased complexity.

Getting Started with Integration Flow Development (content exclusive to SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support)
In this video, you will learn how you can develop and run simple integration flows using commonly required objects like Request Reply using OData adapter, Mail Receiver and HTTPS Sender Adapter.

 

Of course there is still a lot more to learn, especially considering all the tools and functionalities offered by the SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, but this is all you need to get started with integration flow development.

If you have any interesting content, ideas for new topics or stories about your learning journey to share with us, feel free to add it to the comments.

Good luck and happy learning!

Raquel

 

Note: To access the SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support, a one-time sign up is required.

Only customers with one of the following maintenance agreements are eligible to access the support edition: SAP Enterprise Support, SAP Enterprise Support, Cloud Edition, or SAP Product Support for Large Enterprises (PSLE).

A valid S-user is required to attend Expert Webinar sessions. If there are issues in registering for the above sessions, please contact the SAP Enterprise Support Academy. Further information, including how to contact the SAP Enterprise Support Academy, is provided here.

 

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