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Punchout from ECC 6.0 MM via OCI to MDM Catalog

Hi Folks,

my customer wants to integrate the SRM MDM Catalog with ECC 6.0/MM without using SRM or XI. I already found threads talking about external catalogs being linked from MM using

ECC SPRO : Materials Management -> Purchasing -> Environment Data -> Web Services: ID and Description

which I have available. However, I was expecting an entry for example in PM where I have the activities for OCI (Catalog ID, HTML-Fields etc.) in detail, but not a general web service ID an description. I am familiar with OCI, but not with web services.

How can I use the web service ID to turn into a configurable OCI-interface?

Thanks, Andy

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    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:17 AM

    I found the solution: The OCI Parameters are simply added one after the other into this web service. We had some trouble getting it to run because the order of the parameters is sensitive - if you add in wrong order, the interface won't work properly. Unfortunately, the required order of parameter depends on the catalog system you use. We used the Heiler PBC Catalog and had to change order several times until we got the correct punch out and order back.

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    Aug 22, 2007 at 06:48 AM

    Short Update:

    I found the SAP Best Practice "Procure 2 Pay" (S60_BB_ConfigGuide_EN_DE.doc) in the net with a section explaining how to turn a web service entry into an OCI outbound call in SRM. As the thread referenced above talks about configuring the MM outbound "just like in SRM", I will try that one.

    Haven't found any Info on how to do the field mapping for the inbound OCI when returning with the filled shopping cart, though.

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      Little Update: it seems incoming OCI is only configurable from the sender side (MDM catalog offers OCI mapping configuration), but no mapping option from the MM side.

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    Sep 26, 2007 at 03:43 PM

    Hi Andreas,

    For our customer we would like to link ECC5 MM to SRM-MDM 2.0.

    Our MDM catalog works well with SRM EBP 5.5.

    For a different scenario we would like to link MDM directly to ECC5 : MM / PM / PS.

    1. In ECC5 MM there is no customizing entry for Web Services.

    It used to be :

    IMG --> Material Management --> Purchasing --> Environment Data --> Web Services.

    This entry is no longer exist.

    Do you have an idea of how to link MM to MDM ?

    2. In order to link MDM to ECC5 PM, we customize :

    IMG --> Plant Maint ... --> Maintenance and services ... --> Maintenance and services order --> Interface for procurement Using catalogs (OCI) --> define catalog

    I did the same setting as in SRM EBP.

    and also

    IMG --> Plant Maint ... --> Maintenance and services ... --> Maintenance and services order --> Interface for procurement Using catalogs (OCI) --> Assign Catalog to Order type

    I assign

    PM01 order type,

    a plant,

    sequence 1

    Catalog ID.

    I have no idea about the following entry in this table :

    - Organization

    - User

    - Password.

    I put them with blank value.

    Thanks for your help.

    regards

    XAvier NIEL

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      Hi Xavier,

      the path you mention for MM customizing is correct in ECC6. I think I remember a note that mentioned ECC5 is missing this punchout option, but I did not bookmark the note as it does not belong to my SAP version.

      Regarding PM/PS, I know it's possible but haven't configured it myself, so can't give you a hint here.

      Regards, Andreas