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SAP Metadata utility

You can use the SAP Metadata utility on the Windows operating system to import metadata from IDoc messages through Data Integration mapplets.
The utility generates a mapplet XML file based on the API functionality that you specify. Import the mapplet to Data Integration and use the mapplet in a mapping.
Use the utility to import one IDoc message at a time. After you import the metadata, you can stay connected to the same SAP system destination to import more than one IDoc in the same session. To import metadata from a different destination, end the session and launch the utility again.
By default, the utility writes the XML file to the <Utility installation directory>/generatedMappings folder. However, you can configure the location of the output file.
Note: You do not need to configure SAP or install SAP transports to use the SAP Metadata utility.