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EDI Format in SAP without Gentran Subsystem

Hello,

Our customer currently use Gentran to generate the EDI Formats, and then send it to the WebSphere broker. They do not want to use the Gentran subsystem anymore, and ask if there is a solution in sap for creating this EDI Formats directly. I investigated that SAP does not supply the EDI subsystem for several reasons, so i have to give the customer a valid reason if this is not possible. Also i would like to know if it is possible to send directly the Idocs to the Broker and convert it to the EDI Format there .Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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    Nov 15, 2010 at 06:56 AM

    Hi Francisco,

    I am not aware about Gentran system. But i can give you some information related to EDI format with help of PI

    You can send or receive EDI files via PI with Seeburger insertion.

    Seeburger is used to convert XML to EDI or EDI to XML.

    For example I am sending an IDOC from SAP system and want an EDI file in third party system. for this scenario you have to use PI with seeburger. SAP IDOC ->PI->Seeburger->EDI file (third party)

    In PI you have to create 1:1 mapping to convert IDOC to EDI XML and this EDI XML is send to seeburger to create EDI file.

    There are many standard EDI mappings available in seeburger. You can check all the maping from there.

    I hope this answer will help you.

    Regards,

    Shradha

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    Former Member
    Nov 15, 2010 at 08:06 AM

    Hi,

    an opensource EDIFACT PI Adapter is available (there are no licensing cost but you need to setup everything on your own)

    We have installed this adapter and found it very reliable and easy to install.

    You might try it out in your Dev system and see if this is an option for you.

    It can be downloaded from opi2.sourceforge.net

    Seeburger is an option two but costs some money.

    Hope this was helpful

    Best regards,

    Markus

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