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

Basics of IDoc

An IDoc (intermediate document) is a standard data structure for electronic data interchange (EDI). IDocs are used for the data interchange between SAP systems as well as between an SAP system and an external system. IDocs serve as the vehicle for data transfer in SAP’s Application Link Enabling (ALE) system. The contents, structure, sender, receiver, and current status of the IDoc are defined in the IDoc header.Data acquisition from an SAP source system is a very common scenario in SAP BW. This process involves extracting the data using either standard business content-provided extractors or custom-built extractors.
Failure of data to load usually leads to loss of productive time in re-triggering the extraction. Read more

Step-By-Step Guide for LSMW using ALE/IDOC Method

This document contains Step-by-Step instructions to use LSMW to generate and process IDOC from the data file available. In first part user-defined IDOC structure is created and required ALE settings are done .In the Second part, this IDOC structure is used in the LSMW IDOC Read more

IDoc Cookbook for EDI and Interfaces

This book is an in-depth discussion and cookbook for IDoc development in R/3 for EDI and eCommerce


1 Where Has the Money Gone?
2 What Are SAP R/3 IDocs?
3 Get a Feeling for IDocs
4 Exercise: Setting Up IDocs
5 Sample Processing Routines
6 IDocs Terminology and Basic Tools
7 IDocs Customising
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