EDI separator and TPM
I went through the below document on Trading Partner Management ( TPM ).
I got some idea theoretically but I am having confusions on how to achieve practically.
In our case For Ex: The Inbound scenario we are developing is
Scenario1: AS2 sender to EDISeparator Reciever .
Scenario2: EDISeparator Sender to IDOC.
Scenario1 is common scenario which is to pick the EDI files from common VAN Mail Box.
Scenario2 we are planing as separate for each EDI messages for different customers.(more than 20 customers).
For Ex: Sender Id ,Qualifier,Receiver Id ,Qualifier we are planing to map separately for each sender ID's and Qualifiers.
If so number of EDISeperator Sender Channel are increasing as like anything and this may going to be bad design I think and this made us to think on TPM as it is able to find the sender id ,Qualifiers etc dynamically if my understanding is correct based on partner.
So please clarify my below doubts.
1. Is TPM Module configuration (TPMContentAccessModule) is possible only in EDISEparator Reciever channel?
2. Is there any possible way to reduce the number of EDISeparator Sender channel instead of maintaining different sender Id and Qualifiers in the channel.Is TPM can able to reduce the number of EDISeparator Sender channels?If so How?
Piyush Gakhar replied
Right recommended approach is to have 1 EDI Separator sender channel for each unique message type. Example: 1 ICO/EDISep sender channel for 850, another for 810 etc as long as message definition (structure) remain same irrespective of the partners. If your mappings (values, rules) are different for different partners, you can achieve the same in message mapping. We have provided several UDFs to fetch data from TPM functional profiles based on FP names or agreements. So, in this way you can reduce no. of ICOs.
Using TPMContent access Module and EDI Search Parameters modules is very important wrt. monitoring. Though you are having single ICO, but still you can search from monitoring screens based on sender id, receiver id, interchange no., TPM Partner name, Partner type, region etc. We have introduced special new EDI monitoring screens from PI 7.31 Sp14 onwards
Hope this helps.