Can you give an overview of how the SAP adapter(ALE Clinet will work) because that are alone is grey to me. I have done EAI interface Implementation using other resources like Oracle / SQL server.
I dont have a SAP System in my dev environment so i am trying to visualize the process to get a basic understanding of how the interfacing with the SAP System will be(Based on the SAP ALE Adapter documentation and the SAP details from the help.sap.com) . Please help me in getting an understanding of it.
The SAP integration will typically involve
Creating a configurede operation (ALEProcessInboundOperation).
I will specify the IDOC type whether the document is BASIC type / EXTENSION type , Message Type and the Logical System (SAP APP Server). The IDOC Field information will shown automatically in the field area.
So when we incorporate the Confiigured operation in the Integration Component Flow we will be able to Map the SAP IDOC fields with the document published by the SQLSERVER.
The SAP ALE Client Adapter will send the IDOC to the SAP server which will then be picked up by a Background process.
Is that we have to inform the Background process in anyway that the file IDOC has been created, as it is ASynch mode of transfer to the SAP i believe that we need not inform the SAP process of this.
I have built a imaginary way of how thinks work when interfacing with SAP. Please share your thoughts with me. It will be be very helpfull if you could i outline the basic responsibility that the webmehods integration should do and the things that SAP system will take care by itself.