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Chapter 1: Introduction


If you are working with SAP Cloud Integration and need to process a large amount of messages, dividing them into batches can help improve performance and avoid errors. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use the General splitter function and its group attribute to split messages into batches.

Chapter 2: Example iFlow


To use the General splitter function, you can create an iFlow in SAP Cloud Integration that includes a Splitter component. Here is an example iFlow that demonstrates how to use the General splitter function to split messages into batches.


 

Chapter 3: Setting Parameters and Input and Output XML


To use the General splitter function, you need to set the following parameters:

XPath Expression: This is the parameter, which contains xpath expression to the element on which, should be batch created..

group: This is the parameter, which contains maximum number of messages, that should be included in each batch.

Because it is general splitter, the surrounding elements are taken over to the each batch. In case of iterating splitter, the containing elements are lost.

Here is an example input XML:
  <Orders>
<Order>
<ID>1</ID>
<Name>Order 1</Name>
<Partner>Partner 1</Partner>
<Amount>100</Amount>
</Order>
<Order>
<ID>2</ID>
<Name>Order 2</Name>
<Partner>Partner 2</Partner>
<Amount>200</Amount>
</Order>
<Order>
<ID>3</ID>
<Name>Order 3</Name>
<Partner>Partner 3</Partner>
<Amount>300</Amount>
</Order>
</Orders>

And here is an example output XML after splitting the messages into batches of 2 messages (group = 2):
  <Orders>
<Order>
<ID>1</ID>
<Name>Order 1</Name>
<Partner>Partner 1</Partner>
<Amount>100</Amount>
</Order>
<Order>
<ID>2</ID>
<Name>Order 2</Name>
<Partner>Partner 2</Partner>
<Amount>200</Amount>
</Order>
</Orders>

Chapter 4: Summary


Dividing a large amount of messages into batches can help improve performance and avoid errors when working with SAP Cloud Integration. The General splitter function and its group attribute make it easy to split messages into batches. By setting the group name and batch size parameters, you can divide your messages into batches and process them efficiently.

In this blog post, we provided an example iFlow that demonstrates how to use the General splitter function, as well as example XML that you can use to test the function with purchase orders.

This concludes our discussion on using the General splitter function in SAP Cloud Integration.

Chapter 5: Final Thoughts


If you work with SAP Cloud Integration and deal with a high volume of messages, using the General splitter function can be a valuable tool to help optimize your processes. It can help to prevent errors and make your workflows more efficient.

In addition to the General splitter function, there are other components and tools available in SAP Cloud Integration that can help you to work with large amounts of data. These include data mapping and data transformation tools, as well as integration with other SAP and non-SAP systems.

By familiarizing yourself with these tools, you can make the most of your SAP Cloud Integration platform and streamline your workflows.

 

Disclaimer: This blog post can be also found on my other blog page: https://vbalko.blogspot.com/2023/02/sap-cpi-tips-split-messages-to-batches.html

 

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