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when do we need a LS partner profile in IDOC

Hi,

I am very clear when come to LI and KU business partner because it is straight forward, but I am confused of

1 - when do we need to create a LS partner?

2 - Does LS partner is a MUST step if I want to communicate with my external vendor/customer (these will be created with LI and KU)? in another word, if I want to use IDOC transaction with my business partner. I think not require right? because I can use LI and KU right away?

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Tuff

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    Posted on Jul 05, 2011 at 05:25 AM

    Hi Tuff,

    1 - when do we need to create a LS partner?

    LS - Logical System indicates an actual system(application) within your organization logically. These systems could be supporting systems for your ERP. For ex: Warehouse Management System - With which you transact your PPS data, an External HR application with which your ERP needs to interact ( as employees cost money 😊 )etc...or different clients in your DEV/QA environment. So a logical system listed under partner type LS is just a representation of a system within your organization which are supporting functions or supports function's that may/may not be available on your ERP system.

    2 - Does LS partner is a MUST step if I want to communicate with my external vendor/customer (these will be created with LI and KU)? in another word, if I want to use IDOC transaction with my business partner. I think not require right? because I can use LI and KU right away?

    You are right, you would not map your business partner(LI/KU/BA etc) under LS, you would use the partner type based on the type of relation with the partner.

    The partner profiles help you distinguish IDOCs being transferred between several systems, at a high level.

    For example, let us look at a scenario where all the IDOCs going in and coming out of SAP, do so via PI. And you need to send/receive IDOCs to/from your partners, supporting systems(HR, WMS etc) in your organization.

    In this case the port on the partner profile will be mapped to the RFC destination on PI, but the partner profiles will be maintained under the corresponding partner type(LS/LI/KU etc).

    Also, in case in you want to distribute data to several applications (clients-MANDT) within your organization you will create

    a distribution model and map the associated logical systems to it.

    Regards,

    Chen

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  • Posted on Jul 05, 2011 at 03:49 AM

    Hi Tuffy,

    If you are using idoc lsmw method to upload data you need a partner, if you are sending data from client to client you need the logical systems for sender and receiver.

    Regards,

    Madhu.

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