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Exporting Catalod


I have an implementation of Web shop on ERP 2005 and I need to export the information to create a paper version.

I have found in the documentation the following sentence:

"This component does not produce a final product catalog for print purposes. Instead, it provides the data relevant for the catalog, along with the BAPI which allows you to export data, then import it into the production software of your choice. Product catalog data can also be exported in IDoc format."

Can any one help me with some information about this? Where is this BAPI, what is the "production" software that the documentation refers and how we can do it.

many thanks

Mário Oliveira

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2007 at 03:09 PM

    Hi Mário Oliveira,

    I am not a ERP specialist (ofcourse CRM), but will try to give the clarification. Here are some of my findings on your query.

    Production software means, the receiving system. You can export product catalogs to external software (for example, QuarkXPressÒ) for layout and printing.

    Product catalog data can be exported to third-party systems, either in IDoc format from the Product Catalog menu, or via a BAPI. There are two IDoc types: one for the catalog structure and one for the position (article) data. You can manually select which catalogs or positions to export. This is useful, for example, when you want to initialize a catalog on an outside system (that is, export an entire catalog to that system for the first time). Alternatively, if you wish to update an existing catalog, you can use the ALE change pointers to detect which catalogs and positions have changed and need to have IDocs created. This reduces the quantity of data that needs to be exported.

    Please check the transaction code WPC1

    Price catalog information for export includes the description, information about prices and pricing conditions (including taxes), and logistics information for each product. It can contain either general product information valid for all customers, or customer-specific information, such as special conditions. You can also specify a timeframe for which the price catalog is valid.

    When an export is prepared, SAP R/3 creates IDocs (SAP intermediate document format) for all materials to be included in the price catalog. These IDocs are sent to an external converter, which converts the IDocs into EANCOM standard message PRICAT or ANSI X12 format.

    Hope I have answered your question

    Reward if helps


    Paul Kondaveeti

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