Outbound Processing under Message Control: Procedure

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       1.      Find Message: Call the master data from the application and create the message as a message- or condition record, that is to say, you define the conditions under which the message is found and proposed, as well as the message properties. For example, you can enter the purchasing organization and the business partner as the conditions and the output medium (in this case 6 for EDI), dispatch time and language in which the message is to be sent as the output properties.

       2.      Processing Messages by Sending IDoc: The messages are sent by the Message Control module as defined in the condition record, in particular at the selected dispatch time. You must also define a dispatch time (“output mode”) in the partner profiles of the IDoc interface: standard combinations of the two times are shown in the table below.  The message control parameters from the partner profiles must also match the corresponding fields in the message type. These parameters include:

Ў        Application

Ў        Partner

Ў        Partner function

Ў        Output type

Dispatch time combinations for the Message Control module and IDoc interface and the EDI equivalents

MC:

Dispatch time

IDoc interface:

Output mode

EDI equivalent

 4 (= immediately)

Send IDoc immediately

Start subsystem

Real time

 1 (= send with next selection run)

Send IDoc immediately

Start subsystem

Fast batch

 1

Collect IDocs

Start subsystem

Batch

 1

Collect IDocs

Do not start subsystem

Batch

If you specify in the partner profiles that the subsystem (= follow-on system) is not to be started, the receiving system determines the dispatch time in accordance with the time plan set in the system, that is to say you do not have any control over when the IDoc arrives at the target system.