Use of confirmTID, options for sending IDocs to SAP

Using webMethods 7.1.2 and SAP Adapter 7.1

  1. Reading posts about sending IDocs to SAP, there is discussion if pub.sap.client:confirmTID should be used after createTID and sendIDoc
    http://wmusers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14961
    The post seems to give good reasons to not use confirmTID, but the SAP_Adapter_Users_Guide.pdf from webMethods (page 188) says to use confirmTID. I think that I would rather use the RSARFCDL report to clean up the table instead of using confirmTID.

Any thoughts on what the best practice is here?

  1. I see 3 options to send IDocs to SAP using the 7.1 Adapter
  • Flow service that uses pub.sap.client:createTID and sendIDoc
  • Flow service that uses pub.sap.transport.ALE:OutboundProcess
  • Flow service that uses pub.sap.transport.ALE:InboundProcess finds a listener with Transport = ALE

It seems like reading the posts that OutboundProcess is used in the field; again, any thoughts on best practice in production environment would be very helpful.