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EDI / IDOC Single Partner for Multiple Partners

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We have a scenario to create Sales Orders and we will use ORDERS05 IDOC Type. That's the question: We will get IDOCs from lots of customers. I know that in normal situation a EDI partner (WE20) should be created for each customer who sends IDOCs. Is it possible to use the same partner number for all customers. I mean we can get the IDOC, if we see a general number in sender Partner number for all customers. So Sender Partner number in the control record and Sold-To-Number in Partners segment will be different? Is it possible?

What do you think?

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    Posted on Jan 12, 2007 at 04:01 PM

    As stated above, you can use LS partner instead of KU partner. There are, however, some pros and cons to be considered:

    1) Post-processing agent assignment. If you have different people working with different customers you can assign them as post-processing agents to the respective partner profiles. If you switch to LS you will need to have only one agent (it might be a group of people though).

    2) When you have a separate profile for each customer then the customer number is included in the IDoc control record. This allows to quickly view the IDocs by customer number. E.g. if a customer calls and asks where the heck is my document then customer service could easily see all the IDocs for that customer in WE05, for example, and check what's going on. With LS they would have to dig into the segments for that.

    This is just from the top of my head, there might be more to it. If you don't care for any of this you might be even better off using LS instead of KU, because it requires less maintenance.

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  • Posted on Jan 11, 2007 at 05:51 PM

    Hi,

    You can use logical system (LS) as partner profile instead of customer (KU).

    Regards,

    Ferry Lianto

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  • Posted on Jan 12, 2007 at 08:26 PM

    Hi Tuncay,

    I am just thinking one thing: Instead of using LS partner can we use a dummy customer number (partner KU) for a group of customers. Is it a good way? What do you think? The other thing about is LS partners... Do have to create just one LS partner to each client? I know that there is LS assignment to client? So without thinking of that can I create more than one LS partner?

    In general, LS partner could represent SAP client, internal and external system. Therefore, you can create more than one LS partner as partner profile (WE20).

    You could also create LS partner for group of customers as well.

    We might think of that same Message Type e.g. ORDERS maybe should have different processing codes, so in this case we can use Message Code and Message Function to differentiate the processing code. Am I right?

    Yes, you are right. You can use message code and function to diifferentiate process code. Basically, these fields can be used for additional checking. In the past, I used these field for grouping customer and parallel processing purposes.

    Hope this will help.

    Regards,

    Ferry Lianto

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