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Limit / minify IDoc data that is transmitted from ERP --> C4C

Dear all,

not sure if this is a non-issue in reality but here it goes: We were made aware that our integration from ERP --> CPI --> C4C produces a significant amount of traffic (we monitor our web proxy for traffic peaks). Just looking at outbound (out of ERP) the traffic last month was about 190 GB with about 600.000 IDocs created and sent.

I give you that this are quite big numbers of created IDocs, but even then, one IDoc would approx account for 300 KB of data, when all the numbers are true.

After some digging I'm quite confident that at least to some extend this seems have to do with IDocs that are sent full-fledged. E.G. a specific MATMAS_CFS does have hundred E1MVEGM segments under dozens of E1MARCM segments.

I'm pretty sure C4C does not need all those information to work.

My questions are:

  1. Is there (and did we miss) an opportunity to minify / strip down the IDocs ERP --> CPI --> C4C
  2. Are there any tips / best practices to further reduce traffic for ERP --> CPI (being related to C4C or in general) e.g. using compression and if so, how are your experiences with it

Many thanks and kind regards


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  • Posted on Feb 07, 2019 at 09:57 PM

    Hi Jens,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at the SAP Community.

    I've read through your post and below is what I could locate which may be helpful.

    In relation to optimizing performance for outbound IDOCs I would ask you to have a read of these links :



    In relation to best practices , we do have the following available for our customers to have a browse through:

    Let me know if this was any help for you!

    If it has answered your query please feel to mark this as answered.

    Kind regards,


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  • Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 06:15 PM

    Hello Jens,

    You can define segment filters using BD56 for MATMAS_CFS IDOC to filter out E1MVEGM, and E1MVEUM segment. How many of these segments will be in the IDOC, is based on the combination of movement type setup and material master Period Indicator (MRP view 3) in your ECC system. If the Period Indicator set to T (Day), then you can have very high number of segments in IDOC.

    Best regards, Abinash

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