Migrating Fixed Assets into SAP

This document will discuss loading fixed assets using the standard load program RAALTD01, although two alternatives are briefly discussed. You will also be guided for how to overcome the common problems in migrating fixed assets into SAP. Following are covered in this guide;

  • Load Methods (BDC recording of transaction AS91, Business object BUS1022, Standard load program RAALTD01)
  • Data structures in the asset load program RAALTD01 – BALTD and BALTB
  • Common problems (Alpha conversion, Missing customising, Legacy asset number, NBV – Net book value, Time-dependent data, Mid-year asset migration, Assets created in this year, Asset disposals, Depreciation areas

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Yet Another Great Step by Step LSMW Tutorial

In an SAP R/3 implementation the data from legacy system (non SAP R/3) needs to be transferred to the SAP system. Periodic data transfer between R/3 and other system (interfacing) is also required. Both of the above form a part of data migration. In SAP, known tools for data migration are:

  • BDC (Batch Data Communication)
  • LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench)

This document presents high level view of LSMW and to provides you information about how to use this functionality. Following are the headlines from this study material:

  • Difference between BDC & LSMW
  • What is LSMW ? Principles, Features and Pre-Requisities for LSMW
  • Import methods defined: IDOC’ s,BAPI’s, Standart/Direct Input, Batch Input
  • Step by step procedures for using conversion tool LSMW
  • Step by step procedures for Direct Input Method, Batch Input Method, BAPI in LSMW and so on..

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SAP Press Books Sample Chapter Collections – Part 3

If you are new to this series, click to see all parts created under SAP Press Sample Chapter Downloads. Here is the third part of series you will find useful information about

  • Enterprise SOA definition and Enterprise Data Management’s role in it
  • An extended overview of SAP ERP HCM Components
  • Specs and business processes for 850-Interface ORDERS interface within EDI
  • An Overview of Procurement in Logistics
  • Special features of SAP APO and Advantages of planning with APO-PP/DS.
  • Introduction to SAP Upgrade Tools

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Step by Step Procedure for Archiving IDocs

IDocs are archived in several tables and to reduce the load on Database without losing any IDocs, you can store them in archives at the operation level. Keep in mind that IDocs with error status can not be archieved. You can archive IDocs with status 3,18,19,21,31,33,38,40,41,53,57,68,70,73. If you are not able to archive IDocs with these status codes you can enable archiving option by using transaction code WE47. You are recommended to archive your IDocs if they are not older than 5 years, for those older than 5 years you may not need them anymore so you can delete them at your own risk.

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IDOC Structures

The Idoc Structure consists of 3 parts –

1) The Administration Part – It  has information about the type of idoc,message type, the current status,the sender, receiver,direction (inbound or outbound),channel etc.This is   referred to as the Control record.

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The IDoc Interface Overview

This presentation is about the IDoc interface and its usage for EDI within SAP.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand the concept of distributed and it’s pros & cons
SAP Interface technologies and scenarios
IDOC and it’s structure
Detailed overview on ALE/EDI concepts and technology
Perform simple master data distribution using ALE scenario

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