Continued: Strongly typed date, time and numerical fields from SAP DATS, TIMS and NUMC support in Azure Logic Apps SAP connector

We’re about to release the type handling improvements for Azure Logic App SAP connector previously announced here. The connection will have a new Boolean (true-false) parameter “SafeTyping”, enabling to treat DATS and TIMS as string rather than their XML equivalents xs:date and xs:time (where xmlns:xs=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema”). This is an opt-in behavior as we encourage our user…

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Logic Apps SAP connector BAPI support – going under the hood

In the series of posts about Logic Apps SAP connector I am talking today about some details of the implementation for the support of BAPIs. Similar to my recent post on IDoc action url and schema generation (IDoc post), when you are using BAPIs with Logic Apps SAP connector, you will need an action URL…

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Azure Logic Apps connected to SAP, and now what?

So we’ve released to public preview the SAP connector for Azure Logic Apps which lets you call or be called as RFCs, BAPIs, as well as send and receive IDOCs. But beyond the technical aspect, what does that mean in terms of business process, patterns you can enable with these? What does it really mean…

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Where’s my node? Logic Apps Flat File Decode beware suppress empty nodes unintended effect

The flat file schema property ‘suppress_empty_nodes’ is described as “Indicates whether or not to remove empty XML nodes after the parser generates XML instance data.” in the documentation https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa559329.aspx Sandro Pereira blogs about how this can be helpful in his post Teach me something new about Flat Files. However you will not want to suppress…

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Strongly typed date and time fields for SAP connector, and NUMC fields

These types have been a source of headache for users of BizTalk Server SAP Adapter as demonstrated by the amount of blog posting, forum questions and the existence of the SAP adapter binding connection parameter “EnableSafeTyping” and the further complication of a fine grain 12-toggles DataTypeBehavior binding connection parameter. Refer to posts from last decade:…

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Going deeper with Flat File schema authoring for BizTalk and Azure Logic Apps Flat File encode-decode action

So you’ve gone through the basics at the MSDN Flat File Wizard How-to , Walkthrough and Logic Apps Flat File Encode-Decode action, now what? Imagine you have a flat file format with a header record followed with repeating line and sub-line. The field delimiter is the “|” and the record terminator is  CR/LF. HEADER|H1|H2|H3| LINE|L1F1|L1F2|L1F3| SUBLINE|SL1F1|SL1F2| LINE|L2F1|L2F2|L2F3| SUBLINE|SL2F1|SL2F2| You’ve…

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