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Why XSLT should be a part of every SAP CPI project

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Eng Swee posted a post about why you should be using Groovy for your mappings in SAP CPI. I agree Groovy has some really good options in regards to handling some mappings and parsing XML/JSON and create documents from it. XSLT has some really good sides also and if it is not a part of your tool pack then you will not make the ideal mappings. 

He writes about message mapping that is is pretty difficult to grasp and not a lot of people fully understanding it. I agree I have seen many...

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The Open SAP course on Cloud Integration, Get your own SAP CPI system

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To today SAP released the new course on Simplify Integration with SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, you can signup to learn more about the different products in the SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.  I just finished the first week, and I did like the course. 2019-06-05_11-39-21.jpg

The course is hosted by many of the SAP Product Managers for the products, so they have a good understanding of the position of the tool. For the first lesson that was released today, there were sessions to understand...

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How to automate your SAP CPI change management with Figaf IRT

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We have an integrated approach for handling Change Management for SAP CPI (Cloud Platform Integration aka HCI). In this video (25 minutes) I show how the full application is connected. It is a way to have a central place to manage all your SAP Integration development.

In the video I show how you can get a good change management process for SAP CPI with

  • Full traceability for all modifications made for the development, and linking with business request
  • Ability to view differences between...

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CPI Scheduler that also have a manual processing option

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For some of my CPI flows, I have something that needs to be scheduled. The scheduler should run every hour and process deltas. There can though be problems with the processing or for some reason data about a person should be sent again. It can either be for testing of is something was wrong or to test new functionality. In this post, I'll share a little about how this can be solved as a design.

My goal is to reuse as much of the functionality as possible, so I should not maintain the code in...

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Monitor CPI with SAP Cloud Analytics

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If you are looking for a good way to get an overview of the performance and thruput of your SAP CPI system you may look at SAP Cloud Analytics

In it you can create great visuals on the performance of your SAP CPI instance pretty easy. You can create an dashbaord as the one below. Or probably you can spend some time an create a dashboard that really gives you a good view of what is important.

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You can see the steps involved in creating a dashboard for your data in the following...

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SAP CPI documentation

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Documentation is a critical part of any SAP project. You will need to create some documentation to pass the correct gates in the change management process. 

The templates that I have seen for a lot of SAP Integration documentation have not really given much value, and most of all it did require a lot of manual processes to set it up. The only way is to automate the process, so you can create documentation that reflect what is really in the system. 

At Figaf we have made an attempt...

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Calculating Fibonacci numbers with CPI

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One of my first university project with functional programming was to figure out how to calculate Fibonacci numbers. It is simple algorithms that recurse thru the values. It can be implemented pretty simple in a number of languages as seen on this blog

The function is as follows.

function F(n)
if n = 0
return 0
if n = 1
return 1
else
return F(n-1) + F(n-2)

 

It is a calculation intensive process because of all the recursion happening. If for instance you want to calculate F(15)...

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How to search for messages in SAP CPI

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We have a flow that spans our SAP PI/PO system and the SAP CPI(HCI) tenant. It would be really useful for users to be able to track how the messages are being processed. It would be nice if we could search on the business document or other values just as in SAP PI. That is not possible yet, but maybe sometime in the future.

So I have found two ways that make the tracking easier. There are the following fields that

Message Id

This is a unique name for each subprocess that is called. It seems...

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Figaf´s SAP CPI course has it all

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So, this is a great story, I think! 

Yesterday, I received a message from Joost about converting json to xml on CPI. Because of the time difference, I did not answer him before today. I asked him to elaborate his question, and he replied that he had bought Figaf´s SAP CPI course and found all the answers. 

A message like this makes me very happy, and it confirms that Figaf´s SAP CPI course is very easy to use. 

Do you want to be smart like Joost? Then try...

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Resize Images in SAP CPI for Successfactors

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I got a request to make synchronization of profile images from SuccessFactor to Active Directory for a client. Pictures can be uploaded in different sizes in SuccessFactors and it will be deficult to understand if they have the correct sizes for the AD system.

I, therefore, wanted to implement a resize mechanism that allowed users to resize single images to a square size. 

We could not resize the image, but we needed to Crop it so we keep the dimensions of the person. Nobody...

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