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what is a Partner profiles ?why r u using this ?explain plzzzz?

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    Posted on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:44 AM

    Hi ,

    After you create the necessary ALE configuration, you can carry out the steps for process


    1. Create a new message type.

    2. Link the message type to the IDoc type.

    3. Allocate the function module to the logical message type.

    4. Define the attributes for the inbound function module.

    5. Create a new process code.

    6. Assign input methods

    7. Create (or change) a partner profile.

    The Port Definition

    Transaction: WE21

    Path: From the ALE customizing in IMG, choose Sending and Receiving Systems,

    Systems in Network, Asynchronous Processing, Assigning Ports, DefinePort.

    A port defines the medium in which data is exchanged between the two systems. In the ALE

    process, IDocs are transferred via memory. As of release 4.6, six port types are available.

    --Transactional RFC (tRFC) :ports used for ALE communication

    -- File ports :used by EDI

    -- CPI-Cports :used to communicate with R/2 systems

    -- Internet ports :used to connect with Internet applications

    -- ABAP-PI :ports used to process data via the ABAP programming interface

    -- XML ports : used to process files in XML format

    NOTE: For port definitions to be generated automatically, the RFC destination

    name must be the same as the logical system name.

    Port definitions are client-independent objects. The tRFC port used in the ALE process can be

    generated automatically when you generate partner profiles, or it can be maintained manually.

    Create or Change the Partner Profile

    Transaction: WE20

    Menu Path: From the Area menu of EDI, choose IDoc, Partner Profile.

    A partner profile is created for every partner system with which you exchange IDocs.

    In the partner profile, a record is created for every incoming message.

    Create a partner profile if it does not exist. Add a record for your incoming message.

    . Maintain sending system partner profile (WE20) Client dependent

    With this function, you define the partner profiles for all outbound and inbound messages on the basis of the customer distribution model.

    After you have defined and distributed the customer model, you will have to maintain the partner profiles locally. To do this read the ALE configuration procedure.

    • Enter the output mode (background, immediately) and the package size for outbound processing.


    • The customer model must be maintained.

    • RFC destinations must be maintained.

    • The customer model must be distributed.

    • To ensure that the appropriate persons in charge are informed if a processing error occurs, you must make settings

    A partner profile specifies the components used in an outbound/Inbound process (<b>the logical name of the

    remote SAP system, IDoc type, message type, and tRFC port), an IDoc's packet size, the mode</b>

    in which the process sends an IDoc (batch versus immediate), and the person to be notified in

    case of errors.

    A partner profile is created for each SAP system with which you communicate, and a record

    exists for each message sent and received from a system. For example, if you are sending two

    outbound messages-purchase order (ORDERS) and material master (MATMAS)-to the

    SHIPPING system, a partner profile will exist for the SHIPPING system. Two outbound recordsone

    for each message type (ORDERS and MATMAS)-will exist in the partner profile.

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  • Posted on Sep 10, 2007 at 07:00 PM


    Partner profiles are a prerequisite for data exchange. This involves defining who can exchange messages with the SAP system and using which port.

    To define a partner profile, you run transaction WE20.


    Ferry Lianto

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    Posted on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:10 AM

    We must maintain the business partners with whom we communicate via IDocs, in Partner Profiles.

    Steps to create Partner Profile

    - Goto Transaction WE20.

    - Click on Create Button.

    - Enter the Number of Vendor Created in Partner No. and ‘LI’ in Partner

    Type fields.

    - Save the Data.

    - For Outbound Partner Profile we have to create Outbound


    - Specify Partner Function, Message type created, Port (create a port in WE21),Basic Type and Output Mode.

    - Goto “Message Control” Tab and link the Message Type and Process

    Code created.

    - Save.

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