### In this lesson, the following topics are discussed:

- Integration Flow Design Guidelines Overview.
- Learn the Basics.
- Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows.
- Guidelines to Implement Specific Integration Patterns.
- Integrated Design Guidelines.

### Integration Flow Design Guidelines Overview

Integration developers must ensure that integration flows are designed in a robust manner to protect their company's mission-critical business processes. As each use case can be unique, there are as many integration flow models as there are use cases. SAP provides solutions for recurring requirements through the Integration Flow Design Guidelines, which are well-documented and implemented. These example integration flows can be tested directly.

### This section provides guidelines for integration developers covering the following three main aspects:

- Learn the Basics.
- Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows.
- Guidelines to Implement Specific Integration Patterns.

### The integration flows are designed to meet the following requirements:

- One specific guideline or pattern is the focus of each integration flow, making it easy for you to understand the topic.
- You can easily deploy and execute each integration flow with minimal effort, allowing you to test each guideline or pattern on your own.
- Each reference integration flow can serve as a foundation for developing more intricate scenarios.

### Implement the sample packages

The last three exercises taught you how to implement and use a sample integration flow from the "Learn the Basics" package.

### Learn the Basics

### Here, the following topics are discussed based on sample implementations:

- Start your integration flow design journey by getting familiar with a set of three simple integration flows that demonstrate the basic features of message processing. These flows progressively increase in complexity.
- Learn how to access (and set) headers and properties.
- Learn how to design integration scenarios with integration flow to integration flow communication.
- Learn how to configure adapters.
- Learn how to transport integration content from a source to a target tenant.
- Learn how to implement different scenarios to decouple sender and integration flow processing.
- Learn how to retrieve only delta data from the source system using the current date or the latest date in the payload.
- Learn how to handle exceptions with an exception subprocess.
- Learn how to use the monitor application to analyze the behavior of an integration flow at runtime.
- Learn how to modify content to use different integration flow steps (for example, the content modifier or the content enricher) to modify the message content:
- Learn how to convert data from a source into a target format.
- Learn how to encode and decode content.
- Learn how to handle message mappings.

- Learn how to use steps that store the message on the tenant database.
- Learn how to transfer files.

### Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows

### Here, the following topics are discussed based on sample implementations:

- Learn to design with high availability.
- Learn to design with resilience.
- Learn to deal with limited resources.
- Learn to design loose coupling.
- Learn to handle failures gracefully.
- Learn to design flows readability.
- Learn to use prepackaged integration content.

### Guidelines to Implement Specific Integration Patterns

### Based on sample implementations, the following topics are discussed here:

- Learn to implement and use an
*Aggregator*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Composed Message Processor*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Content based routing*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Content Enricher*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Content Filter*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Message Filter*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Recipient List*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Resequencer*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Scatter-Gather*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Splitter*pattern. - Learn to implement and use a
*Quality of Service*pattern.

### Integrated Design Guidelines Check

In the integration flow, you are now able to **Execute Guidelines checks** into your integration flow with an analyze view or **Report** of violated components.

### Resources

Read more here:

- About Designing Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows:
- Description of the integration flows at: Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows
- Basic Documentation
- Description of the integration flows at: Learn the Basics
- Documentation About Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows
- Description of the integration flows at: Guidelines to Design Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows
- Documentation About Guidelines to Implement Specific Integration Patterns
- Description of the package, including further information about the links to the single patterns: Guidelines to Implement Specific Integration Patterns

### Summary

SAP offers various solutions for common technical requirements through documentation and implementation examples. These areas include Learn the Basics, Guidelines for Designing Enterprise-Grade Integration Flows, and Guidelines for Implementing Specific Integration Patterns. You can research and use these examples in your own projects.