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Unicode Enabling of ABAP

Covered Contents:

Unicode Overview

What is Unicode
Need for Unicode
Unicode Character formats Read more

Successfully Leverage ALE and IDocs for New Application Integration

The topics covered within the material are;

Understanding the SAP product offering
Following the evolution of SAP integration technology
Examining ALE/IDOC interfacing technology
Reviewing SAP product integration scenarios
Using ALE/IDocs
Applying ALE/IDOCS with R/3 and mySAP Read more

Interfacing with SAP


SAP AG has been coming up with new tools and techniques to support emerging industry standard EAI technologies from time to time.
The following are the techniques currently supported by SAP (as in SAP Version 4.6c) for both
batch and real-time interfacing. Read more

SAP Workflow Troubleshooting Guide

This article focuses on practical techniques used to assist in the debugging and resolving workflow issues during the development and production support phases of SAP implementations. The SAP Workflow application incorporates the use of several components, i.e. graphical editing tool (workflow builder), some object orientated concepts (use of the Business Object Repository), ABAP, and a hook/trigger mechanism into one of the SAP application modules (FI, CO, MM, etc). Read more

IDOC Useful Notes

1, In main business scenario of using IDOC: Company A(R/3)–(IDOC)–EDI Subsystem–(Message)–EDI subsystem–(IDOC)–Company B(R/3)
In this scenario: Both companies have R/3 system and must configure their IDoc interface accordingly. The IDoc are to be translated into another EDI standard form.

2, IDoc stand for intermediate document. It is intermediate in two respects:
Message-oriented–Data is also stored in application, only in other formats(the application documents).
Asynchronous–Data can be stored in IDocs before an application document is created. Read more

SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench(LSMW)

LSMW an abbreviation for Legacy System Migration Workbench is a tool in SAP that is used to migrate Legacy data into SAP.
It is a very important tool and easy to learn and master it. LSMW has a recording tool which can record the transaction and the fields to be uploaded. Thus upload of master data and transaction data is made very simple in this tool.You can use this tools in almost all modules for upload of master data and too some extent transaction data also. Thus in FI you can upload the following master data through this:Vendors, Customers, General Ledger, Asset master, Bank Master. You can upload Transaction balance through this i.e. an FI document.

In CO you can upload the following master data:Cost element, Cost center, Profit center, Activity types, Internal orders, Statisticalkey figures In other modules likewise you can upload other sets of master data. In this book creation of a Vendor master data with accounting view will be covered.


Create a project, sub project and object
Create Recordings
Maintain object attributes
Maintain Source Structure
Maintain source fields
Maintain Structure relations
Maintain field mapping and conversion rules
Specify file for upload and create a file for upload
Assign files
Read data
Display Read data
Convert data
Display converted data
Create Batch input session
Run Batch input session

LSMW Tutorial

Differences Between LSMW and BDC

The differences between LSMW and BDC are as follows:

LSMW is generally for normal SAP applications, while BDC is mainly for any customized applications.

LSMW is a Non-SAP to SAP communication TOOL, whereas BDC is a SAP to SAP communication UTILITY. Read more