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Mar 20, 2007 at 09:48 PM

EDI-Idoc Scenario - Any remarks and suggestions plz!!!


Hello guys,

I want your opinion on the following EDI-Idoc scenario:

An external system sends me a flat file with master data in a non-idoc format and I want to post these data to my R/3 using as much as possible the standard procedure of the inbound EDI-Idoc interface.

Let say I already have the Idoc type and message type that I want to use.

1. I will create a dummy File port. I know that this has no actual meaning since there is no actual communication with the external system but I will do it for completeness reasons.

2. I will also create a dummy partner profile of type LS assigning to inbound parameters the Idoc message type and a Z* function module as a process code.

3. I will develop a custom program that will transform the flat files into Idocs of the specified type and store them into tables IDIDC and IDID4 as ready to be processed.

4. Then I will schedule a standard program (any suggestions of which program?) to process them. I quess that this program will call the process code in order to process the data and post them to R/3. Or this is not the case?

What do you think about this scenario? Is it applicable or am I missing something?

And what about error handling? Will the system produce by itself a workflow task to inform the agents I will assign to the partner profile or should I do something about it?

Any thoughts, corrections and suggestions will be highly apreciated...

Thank u very much