When you configure a connection, you can assign a communication channel and get sender or receiver agreements or direct connections calculated for each activated sender/receiver relation.
Note that in certain cases it is not necessary to define a sender agreement. For more information, see Sender Agreement .
You do not need to assign a communication channel for an integration process component.
Note that the model configurator can only create collaboration agreements for sender/receiver relations that have been assigned a sender or receiver channel. If you do not assign a sender channel to a relation, for example, this will mean that no sender agreement will be created for this relation.
You have called the Configure Connection dialog and have activated at least one sender/receiver relation.
You can assign a communication channel to a sender/receiver relation in different ways.
Assigning Communication Channels Using Input Help
You can select a communication channel from the list of existing communication channels. To do so, call the input help from the Communication Channel column.
The input help first displays existing communication agreements or direct connections for the sender/receiver relation. If a matching collaboration agreement or direct connection exists, then the list of possible values will only contain the communication channel that is assigned to this collaboration agreement or direct connection. If no matching collaboration agreement or direct connection exists, the input help displays all communication channels that are assigned to the communication component.
Creating Communication Channels with Communication Channel Templates
You can create a communication channel on the basis of a communication channel template. To do so, in the Communication Channel column, call the context menu and choose .
Using the wizard, you select a communication channel from the Integration Repository and then create a communication channel based on it.
If the connection has already been assigned a communication channel template, it is the default communication channel template.
Creating Communication Channels with Templates
You can create a new communication channel on the basis of an existing communication channel. The communication channel is then used as a copy template.
To do so, in the Communication Channel column, call the context menu and choose .
Evaluating Existing Collaboration Agreements
You can get the system to identify any existing collaboration agreements for all active sender/receiver relations. When a collaboration agreement is found, its communication channel is automatically assigned to the connection. Those sender/receiver relations that do not have matching collaboration agreements must be assigned communication channels manually.
To do so, in the Communication Channel column, call the context menu and choose Evaluate Agreements .
Automatic Creation of Communication Channels
You can have the system create communication channels automatically for each business system component assigned to the connection. The communication channels are created using the data for the business systems in the System Landscape Directory.
To do so, on the Connections from Communication Component Assignment tab page, choose Create Communication Channels Automatically .