IDoc Interface/Electronic Data Interchange

Features

The IDoc interface function is under Tools ® IDoc Interface/ALE in the SAP menu.

 

It is described below:

·       Processing IDocs

Describes the various inbound and outbound processing paths and status processing. This section is intended for both administrators and end users.

·       Configuring Ports .

Describes the technical link to the external system, right down to the operating system level. Ports must be configured before data exchange with the external system can take place. This section is intended for administrators.

·       Defining a Partner

The partner profiles are a further prerequisite for data exchange. This involves defining who can exchange messages with the SAP System and using which port. This section is intended for administrators.

·       Processing Tests

The IDoc Interface provides tools for testing IDoc processing. These tests should be performed when new messages are used and when new IDoc types are defined.This section is intended for administrators.

·       Monitoring

Both passive (display processing) and active (dispatch warnings and notes) monitoring functions are documented here. This section is intended for both administrators and application end users.

·       Archiving IDocs

The options available for archiving IDocs are described here. This section is intended for administrators.

·       Structure, Documentation and Definition of IDoc Types

Customer extensions to IDoc types are described here. This section is intended for developers and administrators.

General configuration

·       Additional Settings

There are other ways of configuring the working environment for your IDoc Interface, although this is not usually necessary. These options are listed here. This section is intended for administrators.