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Step-By-Step Guide for LSMW using ALE/IDOC Method
By Sarang Kahu
In Business scenario, it is
required to upload the data into R/3 and process the data in the IDOC form only.
The data can be migrated to R/3 SAP system using IDOC Generation Method in LSMW.
The data to be uploaded can be regarding material, vendor, customer etc. IDOC is
the container, which stores the data in structured format and is used to
communicate between R/3 systems. IDOC structure includes Status Record for
storing status information of IDOC dispatch, Data Record for storing data
into segments and its corresponding fields and Control Record has
receiver and source system details etc.
This document contains
Step-by-Step instructions to use LSMW to generate and process IDOC from the data
file available. In first part user-defined IDOC structure is created and
required ALE settings are done .In the Second part, this IDOC structure is used
in the LSMW IDOC.
Part One: To create IDOC structure
Step One: Run
transaction WE31.Create Segment with name ‘ZEMP_SEG’.
Step Two: Input
the fields for the segment structure, which would be required in LSMW for
Step Three: Now, Go to Edit -> Set Release, so that you can use this segment in the R/3 system further.
Step Four: Run transaction ‘we30’ and enter IDOC structure name we want to create.
Here, IDOC structure name is ‘ZEMP_IDC’.
(A) Add segment created earlier to this IDOC type ‘ZEMP_IDC’.
The maximum and minimum repetitions can be from 000000000000 to 99999999999.
Choose any number rang as per requirement.
Now, Go back to earlier page and Click Edit-> Set
(B)Create new Message type in transaction ‘WE81’.
(C) Attach message type and IDOC type with the help of transaction ‘WE82’.
Step Six: Go to transaction ‘SALE’. Click as marked in red color.
Now add two logical system names for sender and receiver
ex. IDC64 and IDC87.
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