Single file to multiple IDOC's (on Multiple R3 Clients):
We have a complex Landscape with multiple (4) businesses (multiple R3) instances and most common R3 --> DEV 4 instances with 5 clients each, QAS 4 instances with 2 clients each with some additional clients, PRD 4 instances with a client each and Training 4 instances with 2 clients each in the Landscape along with BW systems.
We are trying to implement standard MDM - XI - R3 distribution scenario. Only difference being MDM Production will be the Master distribution client and have to be distributing to all the R3 clients. For those who doesn't know SAP MDM - is Master Data Management Engine and within this scenario the output from MDM is standard XML IDOC file.
To achieve this syndication is being planned as MDM production to distribute files to 4 businesses to 4 file share folders. These files will be picked up by XI production and will be distributing(Creating IDOCs) on multiple receivers (R3 --> DEV, QAS and PRD) clients of the respective instances.
The one to one scenario is very simple to build MDM XML file from file adapter to R3 IDOC of IDOC adapter, but for our business it becomes one file to multiple R3 clients (IDOCs) on multiple R3 instances;
My question is: Is there an easy way to configure single file to mutiple R3 client IDOC receivers scenario? Also there might be additions and deletions of the R3 clients based on business requirements. Is there any proposed or already implemented procedure to achieve this complex distribution?
We have planned on trying to define a business system for each R3 client (DEV/QAS/PRD) and to have the integration directories configuration built for all the 47 clients that the data needs to be distributed. With IDOC Adapter is this the only way to go? Also, in future if there are additions or deletions of clients it becomes maintenance intensive and there won't be a quick way to stop the distribution?
Your time and input is appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,
Michal Krawczyk replied
1. first of all : why do you use only one XI (for DEV and PRD) <- this should never be the case
each landscape (DEV, test, PRD) should have one XI
2. Also, in future if there are additions or deletions of clients it becomes maintenance intensive and there won't be a quick way to stop the distribution?
this is not true:
a) if you want to remove one business system
you just need to delete the business system from the receiver deretmination
b) if you want to add - it's the same thing - one minute
if the mappings are the same
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