Additional Parameters for Outbound Processing under MC

This section describes how to define additional outbound parameters, which correspond to the fields from Message default of Message Control (MC). Since the IDoc interface is responsible for generating the IDocs in this case, you must also select a process code.

Prerequisites

·        Message Control is available in the system

·        You have already created a partner with partner function in the create screen of the outbound partner profile.

The partner function comes from the master data and is forwarded by Message Control via table MC to the IDoc interface.

Procedure

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       1.      If you are not yet in the change screen with the required partner role, select this in the Outbound parameter table. If necessary, choose  to display the change mode and choose  in the table Outbound parameter.

       2.      Now choose the tab page Message Control. For the table, choose .

Key Fields

       3.      Like the partner function, the Message type is used to allocate the corresponding condition element of the MC. A purchase order, for example, has the output type “NEU” (new).

       4.      Enter a name for the application in the column Application (for example “PO” for “purchase order”).

Together with the change indicator (for example, for a purchase order change) and the client, the values for partner, message type and application form the key fields of the additional outbound partner profiles under message control. Also see the figure at the end of this section.

The following table contains the most common assignments between Message Control fields (application, partner function and output type) and logical messages in the IDoc interface.

Application

Partner Function

Message Type

Change

Logical Message

EA

LF

NEU

REQOTE

EF

LF

NEU

ORDERS

EF

LF

NEU

X

ORDCHG

V1

AG

AN00

QUOTES

V1

AG

BA00

ORDRSP

V2

WE

LAVA

DESADV

V3

WE

AUS1

EXPINV

V3

RE

RD00

INVOIC

A message default for MC is always stored as a record in table MC. Therefore, if a message default has already been generated from your application document, you can get the “correct“ application, partner function and output type from this table. Use your document number as the key in transaction SE16.

You must determine in general the partner role of a message (synonym: condition record) in the corresponding application. Thus, you can read this parameter straight from the message definition.

Other fields

       5.      The process code indicates the function module which converts the document into an IDoc.

F4 Help can be used to display the permitted process codes for the message type (logical message) and IDoc type. A list of all messages with process codes can be found by selecting Documentation  ® Process codes from the initial node of the IDoc Interface.

Result

You have assigned the fields in the IDoc interface so that they correspond to the Message Control fields. In addition you have performed an assignment to the general outbound partner profiles (see figure) and indirectly to the general partner profiles.

You should check your settings.

Graphic: Outbound partner profile fields (general and MC specific)

Key fields are shown in gray and the IDoc interface assignments with arrows: partner, applicationand output type (with change indicator) therefore provide a unique ID for the IDoc type in outbound processing (together with the client).