Setting Up Communication

To set up the communication, a series of steps are required that you have to carry out in Customizing for ALE (Transaction SALE).

For details of ALE communication relationship maintenance, see under Application Server ® IDoc Interface/ALE, in the IMG:

?     Define the RFC destinations

The remote function call is controlled in the parameters of the RFC destination. For further information see Maintaining Remote Destinations.

You can also specify which RFC destinations are to be used for synchronous method calls. These calls may either be BAPIs or Dialog Methods. For further information see RFC Destinations for Synchronous Method Calls.

In the IMG choose:

IDoc Interface/Application Link Enabling
   Communication

?     Generate partner profiles

The partner profiles are based on the distribution model.

In the ALE IMG choose:

Modeling and Implementing Business Processes
   Partner Profiles

?     Partner profiles and model settings are checked for consistency.

In addition to checking the consistency of the partner profiles and model settings you can also check the consistency of all the systems and the distribution of the Customizing data.

In the ALE IMG choose:

Modeling and Implementing Business Processes
   Partner Profiles

?     Check connections

When the system is running, you can check whether the messages sent have been received in the receiver system and you can monitor the processing status of the messages.

In the ALE IMG choose:

System Monitoring
   IDoc Confirmation in Receiver System (ALE Audit)