Since March, 2012, the B2B Add-On for Process Orchestration became available for customers.  The add-on is separately licensed software for B2B/EDI integration in SAP NetWeaver PI 7.11+.  You can find the details of the B2B Add-On in the blog, http://scn.sap.com/community/b2b-integration/blog/2012/02/03/the-new-b2b-add-on-for-sap-netweaver-process-integration.

 

This blog discusses the installation and deployment of the B2B Add-On in PI 7.11+.

 

  1. From http://service.sap.com/swdc, download the B2B Add-On:

    Installation and Upgrades --> A-Z Index --> P --> PI B2B ADDON --> PI B2B ADDON 1.0 --> Installation

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  2. From the downloaded ZIP file, extract the file, XI7_11_B2B_TOOLKIT_1.0_00_00.tpz, from the directory “B2BTOOLKIT1000_0” within the ZIP file.  This file contains the metadata for the adapters.
  3. Import XI7_11_B2B_TOOLKIT_1.0_00_00.tpz into the ESR.
    1. Tools --> Import Design Objects...

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    2. After import, you should see the following SWCV in the ESR:

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  4. Use JSPM to deploy the adapters in the JEE server.
    1. From the content of the ZIP file, move the SCA files to the “in” directory of JSPM:

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    2. Start JSPM from the PI server installation directory:

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    3. Logon with an administration userid:

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    4. Select “New Software Components”, and click “Next”:

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    5. The components in the queue will be displayed.  Click “Next”:

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    6. Verify the components to be deployed.  Click “Start”:

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    7. Status showing components deployed.  You can further verify by clicking on the “Deployed Components” tab.  Click “Exit”.

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  5. In the Integration Directory, the B2B adapters will be displayed when creating a communication channel.

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  6. Post Installation.

    Depending on the components to be used, the following procedures may be required:

    1. Import the XI7_11_B2B_MAPPING_KIT_1.0_00_00.tpz file into ESR, following the same steps as #3 above.  The .tpz file can be found in the B2BMAPPINGKIT1000_0 directory.

       

      After import, we should see the following:

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    2. Import the Archiving Mapping JAR file into the ESR.  The JAR file is needed for the Java Mapping to function the Archiver Module.

       

      1. The JAR file, com.sap.aii.adapter.archiver.mapping.jar, can be found in the PIB2BCONTENT00_0.ZIP file.  As an example, to import the the JAR file in the following SWCV and namespace, right-click on the namespace and select “New”:

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      2. Enter a name for the archive:

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      3. Enter the file path/name:

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      4. After import:

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    3. Extract the .B2B files from PIB2BCONTENT00_0.zip file.

       

      The .B2B files have to be un-zipped and saved in the developer/administrator work- station. This should be used for the various EDI-XML converters. You can see the names of the available B2B files below. All the files below have to be installed for full functionality.

    4. B2B_EDI_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    5. B2B_X12_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    6. B2B_VDA_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    7. B2B_TRA_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    8. B2B_ODE_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    9. B2B_PLA_TABLES-<v 1.0>.b2b
    10.  

      NOTE: This step is only for the EDI-XML Converter modules which is a part of the Business to Business Add-On 1.0. For more information on how to import, see Configuration guide of EDI- XML Converter.

       

    11. Extract the XSD content from the PIB2BCONTENT00_0.zip file. It provides the service interfaces for different EDI formats and versions. The .XSD files have to be un-zipped and saved in the developer/administrator work- station.

       

      NOTE: XSDs provided by SAP are bulk and you must not import/use all XSDs in ESR. It is advised and recommended to use XSDs only for those EDI message types/versions/transactions which will be used in the business scenarios.

Hello All,

 

We are organizing a hands-on workshop for newly launched Add-On solutions in Bangalore from 21st -24th May,2012.

 

  • Secure Connectivity AddOn
  • Business to Business AddOn

 

Two particiapnt from each partner organization are invited and enteries will be closed on 4th May or earlier if all the seats get over.

 

Please send an email for any question/queries/confirmed names to Piyush Gakhar and mention the subject line as "Bangalore Workshop".

 

Workshop at other locations will be communicated at a later date.

 

Regards,

Piyush

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