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Status Not under consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 10, 2019

When SAP adapter deletes or changes cache no brush

SAP RFC Adapter Changes in IIB Cannot Refresh Cache in EG

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 136341
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Mar 12, 2023

    Idea Review. As part of our policy for regularly reassessing aged ideas we have recently discussed this enhancement request again. Further to the last comment from 2020, we note that the situation was being investigated through a Service case, which unfortunately we never heard back on after the advice given regarding the setting to "Reset JCo Client after closing Connection Handle", which was also discussed in the last update on the idea. Unfortunately, with no new comments or further signs of support beyond the initial 2 votes from many years ago, on this occasion it has been decided that we won't be taking this idea further forward.

  • Guest
    Oct 1, 2020

    RFE Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this RFE. We note from our support systems that this RFE was raised whilst the service ticket was still under active investigation. For the benefit of other readers, this related to a BAPI outbound interface from IIB which used a custom BAPI. In the scenario, the SAP system had new fields added to the BAPI, which caused a need for IIB to rediscover the interface and then generate new XSDs (which IIB uses to ensure that the data we generate matches the SAP interface). With the redeployment complete, there is an option to reset the JCo Client after closing a connection handle. This property optionally invokes the reset method on the JCo client to make sure changes on the SAP EIS are reflected in the client during an outbound transaction. Features like this are performance intensive so we dont recommend to have applications deployed with these kind of settings at production environments. Addition or updation of definitions of business objects on SAP side is basically not a very common scenario. When this occurs there is typically a maintenance window during which definitions are reloaded which is typically an accepted practice. Another option in future would be to move towards greater isolation of applications and adapter connections. In general we expect this to be a minority use case, but we will place the RFE in status of Uncommitted Candidate and continue to monitor for signs of popularity.