Tag Archives: Change Pointers

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 […]

How to Avoid Overlapping Batch Jobs in SAP

Periodic Batch Jobs or Background Jobs have a possibility of overlapping in SAP, especially, when the Batch Job runs in a high frequency like 5 mins or less. If the active Job doesn’t finish in 5 mins next Batch Job will be started in parallel to the currently active Job. Therefore, you could end up […]

Generate iDocs Using Change Pointers in SAP

This post aims to illustrate how to create outbound iDocs for master data changes in SAP using Change Pointers mechanism. When master data such as Material Master, Vendor Master, Customer Master, etc. changes in SAP, we can capture the changes using Change Pointers mechanism. Change Pointers are useful when you want to communicate SAP master […]