XML Messaging with the SAP Business Connector Part 2: Outbound IDoc-to-XML Data Mapping with XSLT and Java Services, and Inbound XML-to-IDoc Data Mapping

  • by Robert Chu, Integration and Certification Center, SAP Labs
  • March 15, 2003
As most of us know all too well, a smooth flow of information between your business partners' systems and your own can have a large impact on the success of your business processes. The SAP Business Connector (BC) enables you to easily and reliably exchange IDocs with your partners via XML messaging over the Internet. This article, the second of a two-part discussion, details two data-mapping options for sending IDoc data to your partners in non-SAP XML formats: XSLT transformation and Java services. It also shows you how to enable your system to receive non-SAP XML documents and outlines the special considerations involved.

Robert Chu

Robert Chu joined SAP at the end of 1996. He currently works for the Integration and Certification Center at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California. Prior to this, he worked in technical consulting and training at SAP America and SAP Asia. Robert’s current focus is the SAP integration technologies. He has been regularly teaching classes in this area at SAP training centers and is the main author of the BIT531 training course, as well as a few other internal workshops. Robert has spoken at the past three SAP TechEd events. In addition to his SAP expertise, he is also an SCEA (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect) for J2EE, an MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer), and an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer).

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