SAP Application Interface Framework

How to create a conditional mapping where the mapping is depending on the value of a different field

Introduction During my work in AIF development I sometimes get questions from customers asking how different functionalities are working or what the best way is to solve a specific requirement with SAP Application Interface Framework. From time-to-time I like to describe the solutions to the most common problems in How-To-Guides. Problem Description You want to use a value mapping for a specific field. This value mapping should only be executed …

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Application Interface Framework – A functional consultant’s Guide

Application Interface Framework – A functional consultant’s Guide Remember those days when as functional consultants or business users we used to depend upon techies/IT for resolving our Interface related monitoring or error handling. SAP AIF (Application Interface Framework) is the answer for the same. We used to have custom program for easy search of Idocs(copy of WE02) based our service order or sale order or delivery etc and also to …

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Discover How to Streamline Interfaces into SAP S/4HANA at SAPPHIRE NOW

Managing all your application interfaces can be a costly, time-intensive burden for IT and your business. The SAP Application Interface Framework tool provides an intuitive, harmonized environment to quickly develop and deploy new, compliant interfaces and empower business users themselves to monitor and troubleshoot processing issues. The solution now also manages interfaces into SAP S/4HANA! If you happen to be at the SAPPHIRE NOW Annual Conference in Orlando next week …

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Outbound IDOC for Post Goods Movements using message type MBGMCR

Outbound IDOC for Post Goods Movements using message type MBGMCR.   MBGMCR message type is a SAP provided message type for Post goods movements, we get the data from external systems and the Material document number is generated in S4 system. But we don’t have any specific message type to send the Material document information when a Post goods movement is done in S/4 HANA 1511 system.   Hence we use …

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Demystifying AIF: Use cases

In this blog I would like to talk about some points and arguments in a conversation with the customer about AIF. It will be useful if you would like to help your sales guys or customer directly to understand – why do they need AIF ?   We already have a PI/PO… The main idea of Application Interface Framework is to monitor an APPLICATION and BUSINESS errors, not TECHNICAL. If …

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AIF Starter Kit – How to install AIF and implement standard interfaces

Applies to: AIF Consultants Summary: Install and post-installation steps (AIF 3.0) Creation of AIF interfaces for existing ABAP-Proxies SAP AIF Installation SAP AIF is add-on for any ABAP system. Please pay attention to the following points: You can’t uninstall AIF It is possible to install AIF to the system with correct components. Components version check You can check component versions using tcode SAINT.   Component Release Support Package SAP_BASIS 700 …

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How to Determine a Single Key Field in a Table Using a Key Field Rule Function Module

You have identified a field which you would like to use as a key field. The field is located in a table, which means it can occur multiple times with different values. However, for your scenario only a certain entry of the table is relevant. All other table entries can be ignored. Therefore, a single key field is enough. But how to determine the correct table entry to store the …

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An Introduction into the new Structured Persistence

Introduction and Use Case How does the Structured Persistence work? Overview XML Persistence vs. Structured Persistence Preparation How to Configure Step 1: Generate DB Schema Step 2: Switch Engine Configuration Step 3: Adapt Keyfields Test the Configuration Summary Introduction and Use Case AIF provides an own persistence called xml persistence to store and keep messages. Thereby each message gets transformed in an xml document and stored in a single field …

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Michal’s Tips: AIF mappings explained – #2 – XSLT mappings

Many of us who used to work with SAP middleware platforms (SAP PI/PO, Business Connector) are got used to utilizing XSLT mappings in their daily work while developing message mappings. The best part is that there are many graphical XSLT editors available on the market so we can use those to simplify our mapping work a lot. We all know that SAP ABAP engine also provides a way to use …

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Michal’s Tips: AIF – alert recipient based on error message class and message ID

When integration related error handling needs to be solved quickly we need to make sure correct users are getting notified. When AIF is correctly implemented (with a clear guidelines on what kind of integration patterns should be done in SAP PO and what needs to be done in SAP AIF) we already have the first level of speeding up the error handling as technical users don’t receive any alerts from …

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