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Non-SAP EDI File to SAP App server


I have a EDI file which is available now in middle ware system , We have Inbound connection to that EDI systems to SAP . How can we access that EDI file and place the same file into SAP application server using ALE/EDI Inbound interface?

Can you please guide me with solution to achive this?


Shiva N.

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  • Well, I guess and I hope that there's no IDoc message for transferring files!

  • Thanks Rosi. Just one more clarification. If we can create a custom message type, process code and new inbound FM and create file port and partner profiles...! Will that be workout. I wondered this is also not suitable as because the custom function module will accept only Idoc format file. but this is EDI file in non-SAP. So i guess this approach also not works. Please correct me if i am wrong.

  • Technically speaking, it's feasible to transfer any content as a whole, as long as there are less than 1 million segments (max). A segment can hold up to 960 characters if I remember well. If you transfer a file as binary data, ou may transfer it in base 64 for instance. But it means that the third party or Biztalk need a program too, to generate such IDoc.

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  • May 22, 2017 at 06:13 PM

    I'm sorry but based on the comments above I suspect that getting involved in "workaround" could do more harm than good due to lack of knowledge. Why would you need a custom message and how could this possibly help with the file transmission? Doesn't make any sense, unless you're not telling us something.

    Just let "them" figure out the middleware issue. Also in true EDI interfaces there is more involved than just "file". Normally, you'd also need a translator of sorts to translate the EDI standard message into the SAP IDoc format. And the translators can use RFC to create the IDocs directly instead of moving the files around.

    I hope at least "they" know what they are doing, so just let "them" do their job. While your intentions may be admirable, this just does not seem to be the right occasion to jump in, sorry.

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    • Siva, seriously, I don't mean no disrespect but you just really don't seem to have the fundamental knowledge needed to understand this. There is no "ALE/IDOC method". Actually ALE and EDI are two different things to begin with. Sorry but you seem to be confused on so many levels that I don't even know where to start.

      You can move the files using the file transfer protocols, which have nothing to do with EDI, ALE, or IDocs.

      If you're expecting to work with such interfaces going forward I believe you can benefit greatly from reading my book or any other literature on the subject. Or at least search for some SCN blogs.

  • May 23, 2017 at 09:50 AM

    can you please any one clarify on my comment?

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