The parameter in the SXMB_ADM transaction defines whether the IDoc is transported as a table and is not converted to IDoc-XML in the IDoc adapter. This is only recommended if IDocs are received and sent as IDocs in the Integration Server. If none of the services in the Integration Engine use IDoc-XML, you can avoid unnecessary conversion from and to XML, thereby improving system performance.
'<b>0</b>' Every IDoc is saved as a table; no IDoc-XML conversion.
'<b>1</b>' Every IDoc is converted to IDoc-XML.
'<b>2</b>' An IDoc is converted to IDoc-XML only <i>if requested by the service</i>.
The question is: does anybody know what "<i>if requested by the service</i>" exaclty means ?