ALE / IDoc Examples Documents for Novice ABAP Users

This document aims to help the ABAPers to set up the necessary configurations to send IDoc from one system to another. This document will provide developers a good starting point on how to start and where to start after studying all the theoretical aspects of ALE/IDoc.

Scope of scenarios on EDI systems is outside the scope of this document. Also, sending Idoc by message control mechanism is not described here. Not there is any discussion of sending Idoc using BAPI.

  • Client to Client ALE Setup
  • System to System ALE Setup
  • Two way Server to Server Communication with IDoc
  • Some important topics on IDoc
  • Developing and Transmitting New IDoc
  • Standard SAP Idoc Extension
  • Configurations and Programmings to Maintain Change Documents for new information
  • Configuring and Developing for Change Pointers for a custom message type
  • Downloading IDoc into Application server

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ALE Converters and Subsystems

The ALE concept involves using external converters to connect non-SAP systems to the R/3 System.External converters are generic format conversion programs. The following converter functions arecovered by SAP XA-ALE certification:

  • The transfer of R/3 intermediate document (IDoc) formats straight into their own repository so that these data descriptions can be used as source or target structures when assigning data fields.
  • Adoption and conversion of intermediate documents from R/3 Systems via the ALE interface —a remote function call that can be called up using a normal transaction.
  • Conversion of any data format into intermediate document structures and import into the R/3 System via a remote function call in the ALE interface.

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Error Handling Through Workflow

With this material you will get details of Error handling of an Inbound Idoc through triggering an event, which in turn will be triggering a workflow attached to the workflow.

Steps covered:

1. Create custom BOR object with the events, Start and Stop event
2. Create a workflow for the error handling, like generating a notification whenever an error occurred in the Inbound Idoc.
3. Creation of Function Module and attachment with the Process Code
4. Create the settings for the Inbound Process of the Idoc through the Process Code.

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ABAP Training Slides for Beginners

Get the basics and most important aspects of ABAP with this presentation package.Contents covered;

  1. ABAP Programming Language:
    • Get an introduction to ABAP Programming,
    • Identify ABAP Workbenchcomponents
  2. Introduction to ABAP Programming:
    • Remember basic terms in ABAP Programming,
    • Identify ABAP development basics,
    • Examine ABAP programming environment and ABAP Editor,
    • Write basic ABAP program syntax
  3. Simple Output Statements:
    • List the ABAP write statement,
    • Writing Icons and Symbols List New-Page statement,
    • Maintaining page header
  4. ABAP Data Declarations:
    • List ABAP elementary data types,
    • Declaring variables,
    • List user-defined data types,
    • Use arithmetic expressions,
    • List field-symbols
  5. Retrieving Data with SELECT Statements:
    • Retrieve information from the database using Open SQL,
    • Create basic Select statements for use in ABAP Code,
    • Describe the system field SY-SUBRC and properly use it in an ABAP Program.
  6. Control Statements:
    • Use the basic Control Flow Constructs that are available in the ABAP Editor
    • Use the following statements in an ABAP Program
    • Use the Logical Expressions that are available in the ABAP Editor
  7. Data Structures and Internal Tables
    • Create a Structure in an ABAP Program
    • Create an Internal Table in an ABAP program
    • Populate an Internal Table with data
    • Read Database information into an Internal Table
  8. Multiple Line Selection
    • Write check boxes in the screen.
    • Providing additional information on single record on the screen.
    • Use READ-LINE statement with SY-INDEX.

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ALE Failure and Recovery Strategy&Procedure

The aim of this document is to provide a strategy and detailed procedure for recovering ALE communications from a system failure.  The various kinds of failures that can occur will be described and the procedures to recover from these failures will be described.

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ALE(Application Link Enabling)

After viewing this presentation you will be able to:

Describe the Purpose of ALE.
Architecture of ALE.
Describe the Definition of different Component of ALE.
Standard message type used in SAP .

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