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HOW to update real time data from sap to other application?

We have two option of passing data from sap to other system.

1. web service

2. through idoc.

can anyone tell me advantages & disadv. of these two options.

Which scenario shd we use web service & idoc.

How is idoc triggerred.?

Is it only through user exit?

Kindly suggest any other ways for interacting with a 3rd party system which does not use a file.

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  • Posted on Feb 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Dear Libin,

    IF you are using sap sytem as a sender then its better to use idoc's. Actually both systems (idoc and webservice) have there own advantages and disadvantages. Look up sdn for more info.

    My personal choice would be idoc since with webservices you would need special tools like xml spy or altova and the skill to analyze and run those tools.,, its a little tedious..

    Rgds

    joel

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  • Posted on Feb 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Hi Thomas,

    i think this blog will give you an idea... i'll prefer IDOC on web service

    Choose the Right Adapter to integrate with SAP systems

    /people/ravikumar.allampallam/blog/2005/08/14/choose-the-right-adapter-to-integrate-with-sap-systems

    Sachin

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    Posted on Feb 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    if you want to take advantage of eSOA then please go for web service

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