A communication party (party for short) represents a larger process that is involved in a cross-component process. Using a communication party, you generally address a company within a business-to-business scenarios.
You can assign a communication party one or more communication components to address it as the sender or receiver of messages.
You can specify alternative identifiers for the communication party so that communication party can be identified by using different, globally valid IDs.
For more information, see: Communication party
Create Communication Party
Create the communication party.
For more information, see: Create Objects
Enter a name for the communication party. The party is then identified within the Integration Directory by means of this name.
Specify Alternative Identifier
On the Identifiers tab page, the name of the party that was assigned during creation is specified in the first row ( Name column).
The uniqueness of the internal party name is highlighted in the fact that the name that is given during creation is unique within the identification schema XIParty (agency http://sap.com/xi/XI).
To specify additional, alternative identifiers, proceed as follows.
Insert a new row.
Select the agency from the dropdown list box.
This automatically selects the identification schema.
In the Name column, enter the name or ID that the party is to be identified by within the new identification schema.
Specify Communication Component
To create a communication component for the party, on the Communication Components tab page, choose the arrow icon.
If you want to create a communication component for a business system from the System Landscape Directory (SLD), choose the Business System menu option.
In the wizard, select a business system from the SLD and create a communication component for it in the Integration Directory.
For more information, see: Define Business System as Communication Component
To create a communication component for an integration process from the Enterprise Services Repository (ESR), choose the Integration Process menu option.
In the wizard, select an integration process from the ESR and create a communication component for it in the Integration Directory.
For more information, see: Define Integration Process as Communication Component
To create a business component, choose the Business Component menu option.
The create dialog for business components is called.
For more information, see:
Specify Communication Channel
To create a communication channel for the party, on the Communication Channels tab page choose New .
This calls the create dialog for communication channels.
For more information, see: Defining Communication Channels