Bi-directional multi-protocol managed file transfer for SAP NetWeaver PI
Fast, secure and using multiple file transfer protocols the Spazio Adapter for SAP PI provides comprehensive for the SAP PI (SAP NetWeaver Process Integration software). After it is implemented, your SAP Developers will find it quick and easy to use.
It is a comprehensive SAP managed file transfer solution that facilitates transfers between entities with varying protocols and requirements. All file transfers are fully auditable, and it offers far greater functionality over the traditional FTP approach.
With an exponential growth of data and file transfer needs over more virtual environments Spazio Adapter for SAP PI will help you to deliver fast and secure managed file transfer to your changing business needs and to meet increasingly stringent regulatory and compliance requirements.
The Primeur solution
Working closely with a large SAP user, Primeur has developed and productized a specific SAP PI file adapter which uses Primeur’s multi-protocol secure Managed File Transfer solution, Spazio MFT/S. Spazio MFT/S enables Server and Client file transfer functionality, and implements multi-protocol , such as SFTP and AS2, as well as including proprietary transports such as Connect:Direct and WebSphere MQ File Transfer.
How the Spazio Adapter for SAP PI is integrated inside SAP architecture
The Adapter manages, the reading/writing of data from and to a given application service through a given communication protocol, However, instead of having to stage files to disk the new Spazio Adapter for SAP PI will read/write data directly from and to Spazio MFT/S.
Using SAP PI standards ensures SAP developers have access to the full functionality of Spazio MFT/S which is a major improvement on the restrictions found within FTP Client only and send/receive only to disk functionality currently provided in the SAP PI file adapter.
Spazio MFT/S enables Server and Client file transfer functionality, and implements multi-protocol , such as SFTP and AS2, as well as including proprietary transports such as Connect:Direct and WebSphere MQ File Transfer. With the file transfer, Spazio MFT/S also implements full traceability and reporting.
The functions made available by the Adapter are configured directly in the PI communication channel. The first element that is shown is the list of configuration parameters that are common to both directions of the channel. Next, the lists of configuration parameters for the Sender (Spazio > SAP PI) channel and Receiver (SAP PI > Spazio) channel are shown.
Similarly, the standard SAP PI File Adapter functionality of recordset by message, it’s possible to specify the creation of multiple messages from a single message.
The adapter, in sending, provides the ability to manage multiple messages in append mode directly into Spazio MFT/S. This is similar to the “Append” approach in the Receiver channels of File Adapter. This assumes the use of a specific A.S.M.A. with the relevant namespace through which message mapping will tell the Adapter if the message expects an append specifying the type of record (BOF, Next, EOF). It’s also possible to us an optional CorrelationID to group records.
Traceability & Monitoring
For each log message there is an associated link, where this is available, to the audit log of the referenced SAP PI message.
Each call to Spazio MFT/S returns a reason code, completion code and a description so that the result of any operation, both receive and send, is traced in the audit log of the message and, as such, is visible via the message monitor.
As a result, the systems log is associated with not only single messages but also the behaviour and status of the channel.