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Please send me some material on EDI / IDOC........


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    Mar 06, 2008 at 08:11 PM

    Standard SAP format for electronic data interchange between systems (Intermediate Document).

    Different message types (for example, delivery confirmations or purchase orders) normally represent the different specific formats, known as IDoc types. Multiple message types with related content can be assigned to one IDoc type


    The IDoc type ORDERS01 transfers the logical message types ORDERS (purchase order) and ORDRSP (order confirmation).

    Among other areas, IDocs are used in both Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and for data distribution in a system group (ALE




    The EDI interface is used to connect an EDI subsystem to the SAP system. EDI subsystems perform all EDI-related tasks such as Converting the data Handling messages or interchanges Communications Managing the partner profiles Monitoring processing. The EDI interface is based on IDoc technology. IDoc technology is independent of EDI standards. All data is exchanged via files between the SAP System and the EDI subsystem. The synchronous RFC (remote function call) is used to define the time of transfer of the files between both systems. Via the EDI interface, the following data can be exchanged:

    Outbound IDocs. IDocs are transferred from the SAP System to the EDI subsystem.

    Inbound IDocs. IDocs are transferred from the EDI subsystem to the SAP System.

    Status report. To inform the SAP System of the progress of processing of the outbound IDocs, the EDI subsystem transfers the status report to the SAP System.

    The object of the certification is the technical test of the interface between SAP System and EDI subsystem. The transfer of outbound IDocs, inbound IDocs and the status report are tested. The test is performed for the EDI standard UN/EDIFACT. As an example, the messages used are:

    Outgoing order (ORDERS)

    Incoming order (ORDERS)

    Outgoing order response (ORDRSP) and

    Incoming order response (ORDRSP).



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