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ERPi and FDM for 11.1.2.2 - Source adapter?

cwlau
cwlau Member Posts: 82
edited Nov 7, 2013 3:38AM in Financial Data Management

Hi, all

Could you please help on the following questions about ERPi and FDM for 11.1.2.2

1. In general, what is a source adapter used for?

2. In the FDM installation package, there is an adapter (ERPI-FIN-E) for ERP integrator.
I would like clarify if my understanding below is correct or not.
My understanding is that this adapter allows automation on execution of ERPi data load rules in the FDM application, which means we can kick start the data load rule of ERPi by scheduled FDM jobs.

Thanks so much for your help.

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  • Francisco Amores
    Francisco Amores Member Posts: 1,694 Bronze Crown
    Answer ✓

    Hi,

    1. Classic FDM source adapters are used to import data from native supported source system (EBS, SAP, ERPI) instead of files or databases. Let´s say that in some how the extract process is already packaged so you can extract from source system what the adapter does

    2. You are right, as ERPI is a transition product between Classic FDM and FDMEE (11.1.2.3), there were some FDM functionality missing in ERPI. Therefore you had to use a mix of ERPI and FDM in order to get the full functionality. You use ERPI to extract data and FDM to process it (scripting, intersection validation report, etc.)

    In 11.1.2.3, this gap is even smaller as now we have scripting, intersection validation report, and other functionality within FDMEE 11.1.2.3 (re-branded ERPI). The source adapter for Classic FDM still exists.

    In 11.1.2.4, as classic FDM will not be available anymore -> no more source adapter :-)

    Hope that helps

    akafdmee.blogspot.com

    @akafdmee

    cwlau

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  • Francisco Amores
    Francisco Amores Member Posts: 1,694 Bronze Crown
    Answer ✓

    Hi,

    1. Classic FDM source adapters are used to import data from native supported source system (EBS, SAP, ERPI) instead of files or databases. Let´s say that in some how the extract process is already packaged so you can extract from source system what the adapter does

    2. You are right, as ERPI is a transition product between Classic FDM and FDMEE (11.1.2.3), there were some FDM functionality missing in ERPI. Therefore you had to use a mix of ERPI and FDM in order to get the full functionality. You use ERPI to extract data and FDM to process it (scripting, intersection validation report, etc.)

    In 11.1.2.3, this gap is even smaller as now we have scripting, intersection validation report, and other functionality within FDMEE 11.1.2.3 (re-branded ERPI). The source adapter for Classic FDM still exists.

    In 11.1.2.4, as classic FDM will not be available anymore -> no more source adapter :-)

    Hope that helps

    akafdmee.blogspot.com

    @akafdmee

    cwlau
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