Build Integration Scenarios Entirely within SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio: The Process Integration Designer Perspective

  • by Dr. Volker Stiehl, Professor, Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences
  • February 17, 2012
Starting with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.31, the new Process Integration Designer perspective within SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio was introduced for configuring integration scenarios in the Integration Directory. Learn how to configure and run integration flows connecting two systems with each other. Walk through a complete scenario built from scratch.
Key Concept
The new Process Integration Designer perspective in SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio is used to configure integration flows representing the message handling within the integration engine of the Advanced Adapter Engine Extended, the Java-only deployment option of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration. Over time, it will take over the functionality you know from the Integration Builder, the Swing client for maintaining development artifacts in the Integration Directory.

SAP is moving to the pure Java world for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI). This means that design time tools will be replaced eventually by respective perspectives in SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio. Consequently, you can now build integration scenarios within SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, including the Enterprise Services Repository (ESR) perspective and the Process Integration Designer (PI Designer) perspective.

I covered the former in my previous article “Build Integration Scenarios Entirely within SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio: The Enterprise Services Repository Perspective.” In this article I take a closer look at the PI Designer perspective, which will take over the functionality of Integration Builder. The perspective is available with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.31 — a combined installation of SAP NetWeaver PI, SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management (SAP NetWeaver BPM), and SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management (SAP NetWeaver BRM). It allows you to configure integration flows (iFlows), which I cover later in this article.

Dr. Volker Stiehl

Prof. Dr. Volker Stiehl studied computer science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After 12 years as a developer and senior system architect at Siemens, he joined SAP in 2004. As chief product expert, Volker was responsible for the success of the products SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Process Integration, and SAP HANA Cloud Integration (now SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service). He left SAP in 2016 and accepted a position as professor at the Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences where he is currently teaching business information systems. In September 2011, Volker received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology Darmstadt. His thesis was on the systematic design and implementation of applications using BPMN. Volker is also the author of Process-Driven Applications with BPMN as well as the co-author of SAP HANA Cloud Integration and a regular speaker at various national and international conferences.
 

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