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Point of Sale machines to create sales orders


We are on 4.7 and not able to use Netweaver for the moment. Does anybody have any ideas about moving point of sale information from the machines into SAP? The machines do not come with a data converter, this would be done in an ABAP program. The information is gathered nightly and comes in a flat file.

Would this be better suited for BAPIs or for IDocs? If an IDoc is better, do you have an example program that would show how the IDoc should be created?

Lots of questions but I really want to choose the best option to integrate these machines into SAP.


Oscar Metcalfe

ps We do not have SAP-Retail

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    Posted on Oct 18, 2006 at 01:41 PM

    For this process I would develop using IDoc processing (ORDERS/ORDERS05). I created a similar interface in the past for batch loading of customers that worked nicely. The reason I chose IDocs is because the process is asynchronous and IDocs provide easier use of workflow and audit trails. I don't have an example of the data you would need to successfully post, but you can determine that using WE19 (once the ALE config is complete) and working with your SD functional team to determine required data.

    Use an existing inbound IDoc to determine how to populate EDIDC.

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