Tag Archives: ALE/iDoc

Change Pointer Table in SAP (ALE)

With the evolution of SAP from its early days to the new SAP S4 HANA version, Change Pointers mechanism has been modified drastically. Consequently, the Change Pointers table in SAP has also evolved. In older versions, the ALE/iDoc master data distribution model used tables BDCP and BDCPS for storing Change Pointers. But with new versions […]

Important SAP ALE/iDoc Processing Programs

There is a vast number of transactions and standard programs that should be used to configure an ALE/iDoc integration scenario. In addition, there are multiple programs and transactions that are useful for day-to-day operations of ALE/EDI layer. For example process Inbound and Outbound iDocs by standard programs, archive old iDocs, change the status of iDocs, […]

How to Create iFlow using Eclipse NWDS

With the launch of SAP Process Integration 7.31 SP2 and Process Orchestration 7.31 SP2, the Eclipse tool was introduced to build End to End (E2E) integration scenarios. At the time of publishing this post, the Eclipse tool is used with existing Swing tools. Although the new Eclipse iFlow tool makes the old Swing Integration Directory […]

How to Download an iDoc to XML File (3 Different Techniques)

If you want to download iDocs as files, there are several standard SAP options. But, if you want to convert an iDoc in your SAP system as an XML, capabilities and limited. You may need to download an iDoc created in the system in XML format for multiple reasons. You may want to communicate iDoc […]

How to Create and Configure Custom iDoc Type in SAP

Although we should always try to reuse iDoc Message Types and iDoc Types provided with standard SAP content, there could be scenarios where you need to create a completly new Message Type and iDoc type with your own custom processing logic. Let’s look at how to create and configure a completely new custom iDoc Type […]

Change iDoc Status by Standard Program

How to change the status of an iDoc in SAP? iDoc Status change requirements may arise due to different reasons such as reprocessing, archiving etc. But make sure you use SAP standard methods and programs to change iDoc status. If you have a iDoc in status 53 (successfully processed), standard iDoc processing programs such as […]