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Using MQ / JMS adapter with legacy system to talk to SAP


We are using XI to integrate our Mainframe system with SAP. At a basic level we know we could FTP data around as nothing is required to be synchronous. We would rather use a delivery mechanism like MQ to transfer the data in and out of our Mainframe for reliability.

We have a test scenario set up that can get MQ data through in both directions using JMS. However, this adapter doesn't appear to offer any parameters to parse the message contents into XML such as the File Adapter does. From MQ we just get raw data which doesn't translate to our XI Data Types, and our Legacy system won't be generating the data in XML format.

Is there a way to chain together the File Adapter with the JMS adapter to accomplish the translation from fixed character layout into XML that XI understands? Or is there another route that is better such as loading a custom Java Module into the JMS adapter process? If so, do you know of any samples?

I'm really looking for ideas or advice from anyone who has worked with a similar scenario.

Many thanks for your help,


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