SAP CPI using Inbound HTTP: We offer in CPI the possibility to use WebService via HTTP Adapter. I usually use this feature to quickly test an Integration Flow. Especially if I don’t have an SOAP Interface

  • SFTP
  • Timer Event

Of course you could add a Content Modifier and set the payload hardcoded, but I preferred to have more flexibility and testing different use cases without redeploying the IFlow. The first time I used the http Adapter I couldn’t find the Endpoint or any documentation how to find this (documentation is now far better but still the endpoint is not shown as you have it on SOAP Interfaces.

IFLow with HTTP Endpoint:

Http Iflow Endpoint 7717088

IFlow with SOAP Endpoint:

Soap Iflow Endpoint 3167122

Where to find the HTTP Endpoint?

In the past I couldn’t find this information in the documentation, but when I looked around in the Cloud Cockpit

I could find the following information

I knew that cxf is used for the SOAP Endpoints so I tried if http is working for the HTTP Endpoints.

So I jused used the HTTP URL and added my values from the channel configuration.

To test the IFlow I used Postman

Postmensample 7841461

In the use case above I had to implement a quick access to the ARIBA Catalog. The customer already implemented the On-Premise coding to directly access ARIBA via REST Call. Afterwards they had to follow architecture guidelines to use CPI as middleware between. Therefore I created an HTTP Inbound Interface on CPI.

Of course this wasn’t enough since HTTP Adapter can’t handle real REST Calls.

I hope this helps to quickly set up an HTTP IFlow.