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Creation of PO using IDOC's


I am trying to create a PO, using IDocs, in the SAP system. The IDoc will come from a non-SAP system - hence, this is an inbound interface.

Can someone please tell me which Message Type / IDoc Type I should use?

As well, I need to create Characteristics for the Purchase Order. So, I need an IDoc that allows me to create these.

Two options (using existing IDocs):


I have read some of the help documentation and some of the messages posted on this forum and found that the ORDERS/ORDERS05 is used for outbound PO IDocs, and inbound SO IDocs.

Can someone please confirm or correct me? So, this option is OUT.


Apparently, PORDCR/PORDCR05 can be used for inbound PO. However, it does not contain segments for Characteristics. Hence, I will need to extend the IDoc. However, there aren't any useful user-exits to handle the creation of Characteristic values!

Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly rewarded .



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    Posted on Oct 29, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    on your points

    #1is correct.

    #2 yes, if you need any other functionality you need to extend the IDOC. alternately look at BAPI_PO_CREATE* BAPIs to see if they fulfil your requirements

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