What? The first SAP HCP, integration service CodeJam in London, UK
Where? The Euston Office, One Euston Square, 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2FD, UK
When? Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (BST)
On Friday October 14th, AgilityWorks hosted SAP CodeJam London – SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service (HCP-IS). It was the first time an HCP-IS CodeJam was held in the UK and it proved to be a great success. In total we had 15 delegates from various organisations and two SAP experts, Paul Todd and Sunita Sudarshan.
The day began with Paul giving us an overview of SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) and HCP-IS. This was an interesting overview of the product and it allowed the delegates to raise questions with Paul and have a more in depth conversations about HCP-IS such as the product roadmap, lifecycle management, different adapter types, HANA Cloud Connector (HCC), etc.
Following the overview, we had an opportunity to get our hands dirty with SAP HANA Cloud Integration for Process Integration (HCI-PI). Sunita led us through two practical exercises which covered the following:
- Exercise 1A: Read Employee Master Record from SFSF
- General understanding of iFlow development
- Basic OData Integration with Success Factors
- iFlow Testing
- Exercise 1B: Read Employee Master Record (Combined)
- Access to SAP ERP via Web Services Framework
- Multicast Integration Pattern.
- SAP HANA Cloud Connector.
- Message Mappings
The second exercise built on top of the work we did in the first. The exercises were well documented with step-by-step instructions so even delegates that had never used HCI-PI before were able to have something up and running in a reasonably short time frame.
In between the two exercises the delegates all enjoyed a nice lunch and had a chance to network, get to know one another, and share ideas.
To sum up
Following the exercises, Cosmin Pop (from SAP), also gave us an overview on SAP HANA Cloud Integration for Data Services (HCI-DS). This was beneficial because while some of us had previous experience with HCI-PI, none had previously worked with HCI-DS.
Over all the delegates enjoyed the CodeJam session and found it useful. SAP also allowed us access to the HCP-IS tenant that we used for the CodeJam up to a month after the session so that we could continue to practice and familiarise ourselves with the product.
Many thanks to Paul, Sunita, and Cosmin for taking the time to share their knowledge and insights on HCP-IS and HCP-DS!