Inbound IDOC_AAE configuration in PI 7.31 single stack

1. Determining values for GatewayHost and GatewayService 

  • Log in to the SLD and choose Administration -> Settings tab Parameters and All from the drop-down menu:

SLD Gateway PI/PO 7.31 single stack

2. Creation of RFC connection to a SAP system, from which Idocs will be sent:

  • After logging in to SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) go to Configuration -> Infrastructure -> Destinations

SAP NWA Destinations


  • Connection parameters:

Hosting System: Local Java System PID
Destination Type: RFC

SAP NWA Destinations step 1


In next steps please provide connection parameters to the SAP system and logon data:

SAP NWA Destinations step 2


To make sure that the connection works properly you may use an option Ping Destination. An expected test result is Successfully connected to system <PID> as user <user>

Ping destination

3. Creating a JCo connection (Java Connector)

  • In SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) go to Configuration -> Infrastructure -> Jco RFC Provider

JCo RFC Provider


  • Use an option Create, parameters to be provided:

Gateway Host: as in step 1
Gateway Service: as in step 1

JCo step 1


  • In the next step enter the connection name from step 2, in our case XI_IDOC_DEFAULT_DESTINATION

JCo step 2


After saving, the newly created connection needs to be started (option Start), expected message is JCo servers started

4. Adding parameters for Resource Adapter inboundRA

  • In SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) go to Configuration -> Infrastructure -> Application Resources and filter Resource List using *inboundRA*

Resource Adapter step 1

  • In Properties tab please fill parameters (or make sure that they are already entered):

GatewayServer – as in step 1.
ProgramID – as in step 3. – XI_IDOC_DEFAULT_PID
MaxReaderThreadCount – value between 5 and 10
DestinationName – as in step 2. – XI_IDOC_DEFAULT_DESTINATION
GatewayService – as in step 1. – sapgw01
Local – true
BindingKey – PI_AAE_IDOC

Resource Adapter step 2

  • After saving the application needs to be started: More Actions -> Start Applications and choose from the list:

Resource Adapter step 3

5. Creating a RFC destination in SAP system that will send Idocs to PI

  • In transaction SM59 create a new connection of type (T) TCP/IP Connection using parameters:

Activation Type: Registered Server Program
Program ID: as in step 3. – XI_IDOC_DEFAULT_PID
Gateway Host: as in step 1.
Gateway Service: as in step 1. – sapgw01

SM59 TCP/IP Connection


SM59 TCP/IP Connection


  • After connection test an expected message is:

SM59 RFC connection test


6. Creating sender communication channel in PI

  • In contrast with Idoc configuration for Integration Engine (ABAP) a communication channel of type Sender is required, it will be used in Integrated Configuration. 
  • Parameter RFC Server Parameters should be set to Default, in Ack Destination please enter a connection from step 2. – XI_IDOC_DEFAULT_DESTINATION

Idoc_AAE sender channel


After completing all steps above PI system is ready for configuration of inbound Idoc scenarios.

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