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How XI scores over directly doing FTP through ABAP

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Hi All,

I am quite new tio XI. While in my work i found some scenarios wherein file is placed on AL11 of R/3, XI is picking that file and wihtout any modifications/ mappings it FTPs the same file even with the same filename to a FTP server.

But this could also be done through ABAP directly using a simple function module FTP_CONNECT.

Why then some companies choose to intermediate XI always despite the easy option being avaiable. Is it more secure or some other reason.

I tried searching on forum but could not comprehend for this question seemed quite austere in huge world of relatively specific terms.

Your inputs are highly appreaciated.



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XI scores over normal ftp transfer through ABAP in the following ways:

a. If the target FTP is down dur to some issues, the same is available in the communication channel monitoring.

b. Alerting is also possible in PI for the above issues.

c. conditional Routing is possible. If due to some conditions you do not want the file to be transferred.

e. Security features can be added in PI

f. Transformations are easier in Pi.