Update May 2021: This option does no longer work. We have added a better version to the Figaf Tool that will enable you to create Excel document of your SAP PI/PO message mappings and also compare between two versions. See this blog and the same functionality works for SAP CPI message mappings.
For a couple of years I have been developing on a tool for making it much easier to document mappings. The tool is available as open source, so you can try to use it for yourself.
There is also a running version available on figaf.com that allows you to test out how it works and get instant results back. This is the preferred way to use the tool because you don’t need to install PHP and the project. It is though useful if you want more control of what you are putting into your documents, or don’t want to send your mappings to my server. I do delete the mappings every 15 minutes, so I don’t keep them longer.
I don’t think that I have created a video that shows what the tool can. So that is why that I’m creating this video now. It is really simple to use.
The only thing you need to care about it to export the mapping this is done my pressing CTRL + SHIFT + =, and then you can download the mapping.
There are 3 features with the tool that is useful.
- To make documentation simply upload the XMI file.
- To copy the comments that you have filled out in a document, you can upload the old excel document and then it will be possible to see the comments.
- Find the difference between two different mappings or versions. The tool will show what is different between the documents.
The difference tool is really useful when you don’t know what a person did last time or what a patch contained.
Check out the video, which will guide you thru the process of steps of the documentation.