What is SAP Integration Repository (SAP IR)?
SAP Integration Repository (SAP IR) is a design configuration component of the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI), which is a layer of the distributed NetWeaver component of SAP.
This is used to design interfaces and to assign objects for certain services and / or for routing via system integration functions of the SAP Integration Directory (SAP ID).
SAP IR is a component that is used for the design of SAP XI objects / components and the mapping of interfaces. SAP IR contains objects that can be processes, business rules, interfaces, data types, and other scenarios.
SAP is an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solution that requires external application communication to complement the global nature of business processes. SAP XI uses Web Services Definition Language (WSDL), XML Schema Definition (XSD), and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to enable SAP to communicate with non-SAP applications.
Using these capabilities encourages developers to use SAP IR as these technologies drive business management processes, tools, data types, and message and interface mappings.