Package Types

Package Types are ways in which data is downloaded from the source. The following table outlines the various package types supported in Collect:

Package Type



Uses Remote Function Calls from SAP to download data. This is a modified form of SAPRFC, and Syniti recommends BOARFC over SAPRFC


Uses a CranPort package.

NOTE: The component is referred to as Assemble in the help. The package type is still CranPort.

DBMoto Download

Uses Syniti Data Replication to download the data as a one-time operation.

DBMoto Mirror

Uses Syniti Data Replication's method of keeping the target table synchronized with the source table.

Excel Import

Reads the data from an Excel file.

Syniti Connect

Uses a Boomi Process that executes against the Syniti Connect data source. This package type is set by default for Syniti Connect data sources and cannot be edited.


Uses a custom CranPort™ package created by the user.

Manual Data Services

Uses a custom Data Services package created by the user.

NOTE: The Data Services Job that is run with this package type must follow the naming conventions defined for Collect. Refer to Use the Manual Data Services Package Type for more information.


Uses a custom SSIS package created by the user.

SAP Data Services

Uses the Data Services module of SAP. This is the recommended package type.

NOTE: When using this package type, it is recommended that the Delete Target Table On Build check box be disabled in Collect on the Target Sources page’s Vertical View on the Advanced tab. In this case, if the check box is enabled, Mass Maintenance will  delete every record in the target table during the Final Finish process (during which data posted in the target ERP system by the request is downloaded to tables.)

SAP Data Services using RFC

Uses Remote Function Calls via Data Services to extract data from an SAP Application instance.


Uses Remote Function Calls from SAP. SAP provides this package, but BOARFC is recommended. Refer to the Knowledge Base Article "SAP RFC Extraction Overview" for more information.

SAP Text

Uses Remote Function Calls  from SAP to download data only from the tables STXH and STXL with certain parameters that are defined in Collect.


Uses an SSIS package (Microsoft).