Q 1. What does Energy Integration Architecture (EIA) comprise?
A. EIA comprises three components; descriptions of the components are listed below.
FDC Loader Application - Interfaces production field data which is already cross-referenced and translated to SAP codes and values from external partner systems to the SAP PRA Production application area.
Ownership Batchload Application - Uploads ownership entities that are already cross-referenced and translated to SAP codes and values from Oracle database staging tables to the SAP PRA Ownership application area
BizTalk-Based XML Interface for the Ownership Application Area - Provides a BizTalk-based XML interface with request-response messaging for the interface of ownership data from external partner systems synchronously.
For details about software requirements and supported entities for each EIA component, see 567670.
Q 2. For what is EIA available?
A. EIA is available only for 4.6C.
Q 3. How can I avoid conflicts when installing SAP PRA Interface 1.0 fixes?
A. There are different sets of procedures required when importing (1) upgrades and patches for the SAP Business Connector, (2) a client-executable patch, and (3) a DLL (dynamic link library).
For details about the different procedures required, see 570562.
Q4. Are there any functional or technical limitations regarding the use of PRA interfaces?
A. Yes. For information about the functional and technical limitations of the PRA interfaces, contact SAP and/or refer to the EIA, which can be accessed from within your SAP system under Help -> s. At the resulting Find screen, choose Complete list from Rel. 4.0. At the Complete list from Rel. 4.0 screen, choose as at 46C. At the resulting Display Structure screen, choose component IS-OIL-PRA-EIA-EIA.
Q5. How are SAP PRA interfaces delivered?
A. The middleware components are shipped separately as part of a delivery kit CD. Information about the CD follows.
CD Label: SAP PRA Interfaces
CD Number: 51018623
Related : 567670 - restrictions for SAP PRA Interfaces v1.0; 573210 - SAP PRA Interfaces OSS Sample Template (internally); 570562 - PRA Interface Upgrade/Patch Installation Guide
To order the middleware delivery kit CD, contact your SAP account executive for further details.
Q6. On what platforms are the interface middleware components supported?
A. As of December 2002, all the interface middleware components are supported in a Microsoft Windows 2000 environment only. For details refer to 567670.
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