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Generating change pointers for custom master data


I'm trying to expand our ALE set-up to encompass our custom master data tables but am having difficulty getting change pointers generated for ALE. So far I've done the following:-

- created a change document and generated associated

function modules etc

- built custom maintenance transaction that calls the CD

function modules

- created a custom IDoc/message type for the data and

activated change pointers for the new message type

I've debugged the code and found that whilst the change documents are being generated correctly the code for change pointers decides that no action is necessary (look like the data on TBD62 and the change document is inconsistent).

Nuggets of wisdom gratefully received...


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    Aug 09, 2005 at 10:46 AM

    Hi Brett,

    maybe just one step is missing: transaction BD52 - assign relevant fields to your message type.

    I hope, you speak about Z-data (not customer like XD01). Otherwise you can skip first parts and start with own change pointer - they will be created by standard change documents, too.

    But your own maintenance transaction will have some other reasons, too.



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    • Former Member Christian Wohlfahrt

      Thanx Christian ,

      I tested with the above FM but all my configurations are in place .

      To overcome the situation i will use create_pointers using my custom message in my z..FM . This will populate

      the BDCP tables , from here onwards i will process the records as in the standard "MasterIdoc_create_smd_xx"

      Thanx for the help ,


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    Aug 09, 2005 at 05:05 PM

    hey brett,

    look at this weblog i've posted.


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