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Mapping the SAP IDoc to / from Partner Profile

posted May 1, 2015, 4:13 PM by Kevin Wilson   [ updated May 1, 2015, 4:23 PM ]
I have spent many years coming to grips with the relationship between a SAP IDoc, the partner profile and how it relates to EDI. You can see sample mapping templates here and Sample EDI Specs here but this spreadsheet will hopefully make clear how the SAP Partner Profile (WE20) impacts the IDoc control record (EDIDC) and ultimately how it plays a role in selecting the appropriate map to use for translating in to an EDI message (for outbound). 2 Files are also attached to this post to show:
  1. See the 7 key fields used to determine which partner profile to select - See Image and relate to "Partner Profile Key" section 1-7 below
  2. Relating the EDI fields in the Partner profile to the EDI translation tool - See Image and relate to "EDI standard" section 1-3 below



Note: There are other fields in the IDoc control record (EDIDC) that relate to EDI but they do not have any integration with the SAP Partner Profile. E.g.
  • EDIDC-REFINT relates to the EDI Interchange Control Number - The control number for the outermost envelope of a partner's EDI communication
  • EDIDC-REFGRP relates to the EDI Group Control Number - The control number for the 2nd level envelope containing like transactions. E.g. 850 transactions
  • EDIDC-REFMES relates to the EDI Message Control Number - The control number for the individual transaction within the group
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Kevin Wilson,
May 1, 2015, 4:13 PM
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Kevin Wilson,
May 1, 2015, 4:13 PM
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