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wen do we go for qualifiers??

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2008 at 06:01 AM

    I assume you came across this term while dealing with ALE/IDoc/EDI.

    If you look at message type INVOIC02 it contains the following segments:


    Segment type in 30-character format IDoc Development : Segment definition Flag: Qualified segment in IDoc Short description of object

    E1EDK01 E2EDK01005 IDoc: Document header general data

    E1EDKA1 E2EDKA1003 X IDoc: Document Header Partner Information

    E1EDK02 E2EDK02 X IDoc: Document header reference data

    E1EDK03 E2EDK03 X IDoc: Document header date segment

    E1EDK05 E2EDK05001 X IDoc: Document header conditions

    E1EDK04 E2EDK04001 X IDoc: Document header taxes

    E1EDK17 E2EDK17 X IDoc: Document Header Terms of Delivery

    E1EDK18 E2EDK18 X IDoc: Document Header Terms of Payment

    E1EDK23 E2EDK23001 X IDoc: Document Header Currency Segment

    E1EDK28 E2EDK28 IDoc: Document Header Bank Data

    E1EDK29 E2EDK29003 IDoc: Document Header General Foreign Trade Data

    E1EDKT1 E2EDKT1002 X IDoc: Document Header Text Identification

    E1EDKT2 E2EDKT2001 IDoc: Document Header Texts

    E1EDK14 E2EDK14 X IDoc: Document Header Organizational Data

    E1EDP01 E2EDP01007 IDoc: Document Item General Data

    E1EDP02 E2EDP02001 X IDoc: Document Item Reference Data

    E1EDP03 E2EDP03 X IDoc: Document Item Date Segment

    E1EDP19 E2EDP19001 X IDoc: Document Item Object Identification

    E1EDP26 E2EDP26 X IDoc: Document Item Amount Segment

    E1EDPA1 E2EDPA1003 X IDoc: Doc.item partner information

    E1EDP05 E2EDP05002 X IDoc: Document Item Conditions

    E1EDP04 E2EDP04001 X IDoc: Document Item Taxes

    E1EDP28 E2EDP28003 IDoc: Document Item - General Foreign Trade Data

    E1EDP08 E2EDP08 IDoc: Package data individual

    E1EDP30 E2EDP30000 X IDOC: Document Item Account Assignment Intercompany Billing

    E1EDPT1 E2EDPT1001 X IDoc: Document Item Text Identification

    E1EDPT2 E2EDPT2001 IDoc: Document Item Texts

    E1EDS01 E2EDS01 X IDoc: Summary segment general


    The flag QUALIFIER = 'X' means the same segment is used to hold different data depending on the qualifier.

    For example, segment E1EDK03 contains the following qualifiers in field IDDAT:


    001 Delivery date (supplier)

    002 Requested delivery date (customer)

    003 Closing date for applications

    004 Deadline for submission of quotations

    005 Quotation/inquiry valid from

    006 Binding period for a quotation (valid to)

    007 Reconciliation date for agreed cumulative quantity

    008 First firm zone

    009 Second firm zone

    010 Shipping date

    011 Date IDOC created

    012 Document date

    013 Quotation date (supplier)

    014 Inquiry date (customer)

    015 Invoice posting date (Invoice tax point date)

    016 Invoice date

    017 Payment Date

    018 Bill of exchange date

    019 Start of validity for outline agreement or inquiry

    020 End of validity for outline agreement orinquiry

    021 Billing date for invoice list

    022 Purchase order date

    023 Pricing date

    024 Fixed value date

    025 Created on

    026 Billing date for billing index and printout

    027 Date on which services rendered

    028 Due date

    029 Sales order date

    030 Goods receipt date

    031 Planned date

    032 Date of reference number

    033 Shipment start date

    034 Planned shipment end date

    035 Goods issue date

    036 Bank value date

    037 Bank offsetting date

    038 Posting to bank

    039 Ship-to party's PO date

    040 Pickup date from (delivery order)

    041 Pickup date to (delivery order)

    042 Date of old balance

    043 Date of new balance

    044 Payment baseline date

    045 Shelf life expiration data for batch

    046 Date for Delivery Relevance

    101 Resale Invoice Date

    102 Resale Ship Date

    103 Booking from date

    104 Booking to date

    105 Shipping from date

    106 Shipping to date

    107 Billing from date

    108 Billing to date

    109 Exercise from date

    110 Exercise to date[/code]

    The qualifiers are required if you need to map IDoc format to an EDI format (e.g. EDIFACT, TRADACOM, ANSI.X12, etc.) and vice versa.

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2008 at 08:40 AM

    Hi Sir ,

    Please have a look below .Hope it is suitable and simpler solution for your question.

    Please do reward if useful.


    qualifier is used mainly for fields.A Qualifier allows a field to maintain different type of data.For example ,if 'date' is a field with quilifier ,then that date field can hold a) creation date b)sold date c)delivery date etc....

    So here qualifier is used to minimise the space so that we can use one field for diff purposes.other examples for field with qualifier is 'order' ,this order field may contain purchase order, sales order etc.

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