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Figure 4-2 UCCnet solution with TPI Server
This chapter describes the following scenarios to deploy the UCCnet Item Sync collaboration:
򐂰 Using TPI for the supplier and TPI to simulate UCCnet
򐂰 Replacing the TPI connector with an MQ connector
򐂰 Replacing the TPI Server with iSoft’s P2PAgent
4.3.1 Product installation
For the installation of the Item Sync collaboration and the required customizations, we
assume that a configured Interchange Server, including a queue manager and a working TPI
Server, are available.
Before describing the actual scenarios, we need to install and import the required
components of the Item Sync solution.
The installation program for the Item Sync collaboration prompts you for the directory within
which the installation program will create a folder called collaborations and a folder called
repository. The folder collaborations contains a JAR file and a few database scripts, while the
folder repository contains repository import files for collaboration templates, maps,
relationships and business objects. You may want to merge those folders into your existing
installation directory for the InterChange Server or you may opt for the InterChange Server
installation directory as the installation directory for the Item Sync collaboration.
4.3.2 Importing the solution components
To import these repository files, you can use the command line tool repos_copy or you can
import them by using the System Manager. Select File -> Open from file in the System
Manager and select each file in the folder repository that relates to the UCCnet Item Sync
collaboration. Import first the business objects, followed by the maps, the relationships and
the collaboration templates.
The import of maps will generate warning messages, which you can ignore. The warnings are
resolved by compiling the maps in the System Manager.
During the import of a relationship, you may get a warning about creating a schema. You can
select Ignore at this time.
When the import is finished, open the Relationship Designer for each relationship and save it.
This will trigger the creation of the schema in the database, as shown in Figure 4-3.
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