SAP PI - Design Objects


A Design Object is uniquely identified by the name and namespace and is assigned to one software component. You can create different design objects to perform various functions and few are mandate objects and others are optional in an integration scenario. Most common design objects include process integration scenario, message types, data types, mappings, etc.

The following table defines common design objects, their functions and use in a scenario −

Design Object Mandatory Function
Integration scenarios No It is used to bundle all necessary design objects
Message types Yes It is used to encapsulate data types
Data types Yes It is used to describe structure of data to be exchanged
Service Interfaces Yes It encapsulates message types and parameters
Mapping No Mapping of message
Integration processes No It defines ccBPM workflows

These Design Objects are often represented in the form of hierarchy.

Design Objects