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EIPinCPI – Datatype Channel

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This week, we’ll study a pattern known as Datatype Channel.

When do I use this pattern?

Datatype Channel is the most common type of channel. Datatype Channel, as the name suggests, represents a Message Channel for a given Datatype, for example, a channel for Invoices is a Datatype Channel dedicated to Invoice data, a channel for Orders is a Datatype Channel dedicated to Order data. In this blog, I’ll demonstrate Datatype Channel by creating channels for Invoices and Orders.

Datatype Channel in CPI

Integration Flow – Orders Datatype Channel

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Orders Datatype Channel

This integration flow can be invoked by triggering an IDoc from an ECC system. The integration flow puts the received IDoc in an ‘Orders’ queue.

Configuration of IDoc Sender Adapter:

Tab Property Value
Connection
/ORDERS05

Configuration of JMS Receiver Adapter:

Tab Property Value
Processing
Queue Name
Orders
Processing
Encrypt Stored Message
Unchecked

The receiver looking to get Orders data can be 100% sure that the data in the channel ‘Orders’ will always be Orders IDocs.

Integration Flow – Invoices Datatype Channel

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Invoices Datatype Channel

Similarly, this integration flow can also be invoked by triggering an IDoc from an ECC system. The integration flow puts the received IDoc in an ‘Invoices’ queue.

The config simply changes to create an invoice specific datatype channel.

Configuration of IDoc Sender Adapter:

Tab Property Value
Connection
/INVOIC02

Configuration of JMS Receiver Adapter:

Tab Property Value
Processing
Queue Name
Invoices
Processing
Encrypt Stored Message
Unchecked

Similar to Orders Channel, the receiver looking to get Invoices data can be 100% sure that the data in the channel ‘Invoices’ will always be Invoices IDocs.

EIPinCPI Rating – 10/10

As the JMS is supported in CPI, creating Datatype Channels is as easy as configuring JMS Receiver Adapter. Therefore, the EIPinCPI rating for this pattern is 10/10.

Conclusion

Datatype Channels is a great way of structuring channels. A Datatype Channel contains the messages pertaining to a single datatype, thereby simplifying the processing on the receiver side.

References/Further Readings

Hope this helps,
Bala

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