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SAP Teched 2020 for SAP Integration

I normally create a blog on some of the most interesting sessions for SAP Teched. And since it is free and online this year there is probably not a way around it. 

My agenda is the following. Many of the sessions run multiply times. 

I'm also hosting a session about how to develop SAP CPI easier with our Gradle plugins

You can signup here

Session Title Session Code Date Start Time Room
Keynote: How SAP Business Technology Platform Empowers Developers EKT100 08-12-2020 1…

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Create a Git repository for your SAP CPI development in 20 minutes

SAP CPI Git repository in 20 minutes

If you want to be good a developing Groovy scripts you need to move out of the SAP CPI “Editor”. It will not enable you to run code the correct way. That is why you need an IDE for making sure you have all the correct tools available. 


Normal developers would be using a Git repository to handle all the requests they have. It enables them to have access to all the required objects needed for any development effort. 


We wanted to make it as simple as possible to use our Git repository. One t…

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SAP CPI Find tomorrows date

Find yesterday in SAP CPI

Once you are developing SAP  CPI integration. One of the things you often want to fetch is tomorrow's date or time 1hour ago. 

Sure integration developers often know the time. It is not like they're are more confused than other people. 

One of the options SAP CPI is giving is the Camel Expressions where you have a limited set of commands you can use. In an SAP CPI context, one of the best overviews is the following on Camel Simple Expression in SAP CPI.

There were some gaps in the time you co…

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Create CPI Service Key to send data to SAP CPI

Create SAP CPI Service keys

In SAP CPI one of the ways you can send payloads to the CPI system is by using a Service Key. The Figaf Tools also leverage this to send test messages. You can also test the service key once you are sending the data normally. 

You can no longer use your own user for it. 

Open your Subaccount that hosts the CPI or Integration suite. Open the Space or create a space in it. Go to Service Market Place in that Space and Find Process Integration Runtime.

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Select Create Instance

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Select the integ…

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Should you get a SAP CPI Certifications

SAP CPI  Certification

Today I got my SAP CPI certification. I scored 72% on the test so barely passing. I have not tried to study for the certification. So I’m pretty stratified with it. sap-certified-application-associate-sap-cloud-platform-integration.png

I guess it was about time I got it. I have not had an SAP Certification since 2004 that expired years ago.

One of the reasons I wanted to take The certification was to what's to be able to update my course I could help my students take the certifications.

I do have a number of challenges with the certification

  1. It asks question…

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How do undelete a SAP CPI iflow and Package

How to Undelete a SAP CPI Iflow (Time 0_00_00;00)

Yesterday we ran into a problem. 

One of our teammates got to delete the wrong package. You just get a small confirmation that the item should be deleted. I posted the problem on Linkedin and there was a lot op other people that experience the same. 

Updated: 2020-09-03: We now have a much better solution for handling this in the Figaf DevOps Tool. You now have a restore button on the deleted objects tab. You can see how this restore of Iflows and Packages works here

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I created an issue in…

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How do Debug and manage SAP CPI Groovy scripts

CPIcourse Debug SAP CPI Groovy scripts

 

Managing your SAP CPI Groovy scripts and getting a good way to develop in them is not a trivial task. In this post, I'm looking at how you can use the Figaf tool to manage the process. 

This post is a cross post from Figaf.com

During my last webinar, I showed how it was possible to take your SAP CPI content and place it in Git repository. From this Git repository, we could create test cases and enable you to debug the scripts. I promised to show how you could get to debug your scripts. Th…

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How to create a SOAP endpoint in SAP CPI

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In this video, you will see how you can create a SOAP endpoint on your SAP CPI system. It is pretty simple to get started with. 

Find or edit a WSDL that you want to expose with the system. 

I'm using api.sap.com to find the S/4 HANA SOAP endpoints, and you need to take create about which direction you take for the integration. 

 

If you want to learn more SAP CPI with me then take the full course

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FizzBuzz in SAP CPI

FizzBuzz in SAP CPI (Time 0_00_00;22)

In this post, you can see how it is possible to implement FizzBuzz in SAP CPI. It is by no way useful, the idea is to learn something about the SAP CPI. 

The idea is to count from 1 to 100. If the number is dividable by 3 then write Fizz, If dividable by 5 then write Buzz, and if dividable by both 3 and 5 then write FizzBuzz, otherwise write the name.

You can find tons of explanations in different languages. I wanted to see how SAP CPI works for this purpose. 

If you were to create this in SA…

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First SAP CPI integration

Create your first SAP CPI iflow

In this demostration, I'll show how you can get to create your first SAP CPI flow. 

First you need to get a CPI tenant. In this case, I have used the free trial tenant from SAP but you can also use a normal tenant. See how to get yours in the blog https://www.cpicourse.com/blog/26961-get-your-own-sap-cpi-tenant.

It can take some days to get your instance running. And deploy the first iflow. In my video I had to abandon one deployment because it took 30 minutes to deploy. So I continued on an e…

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