Test: Inbound Status File


This program is used to test whether status confirmations for an outbound IDoc are sent correctly from the external system to the SAP System. The port type here must be set to “File”.


A correct status file which can be generated by an EDI subsystem, for example, is required. The status file must refer to an existing outbound IDoc in the SAP System. You can also generate such a status file yourself.

The sender port must be recognized by the receiving system. The port must therefore be maintained as a port of type “File” in the port definition for the IDoc Interface. The entry for the inbound file must also be given here.


The SAP System reads the status file. The IDoc number contained in the file refers to the outbound IDoc, to which the status confirmation relates. The confirmed statuses are “credited” to the relevant IDoc in the form of status records in the SAP System.


Start the test program with SAP Menu ® Tools ® IDoc Interface/ALE ® Test ® Status ® Edit Status File (WE17) and pass the inbound port, name and directory of the file. These entries overwrite the standard values which you have stored in IDoc administration using the test port.