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Change pointers!

Former Member
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Hello all,

My requirement is whenever a customer master or customer hierarchy is created or modified an entry should be created in the change pointers table.

It happens for customer master but what about customer hierarchy? If a customer hierarchy is changed for a customer, will any entry be created in change pointers table? I doubt because, customer hierarchy is not distributed as part of standard customer master idoc type debmas06.

Please confirm.

I am extending the standard idoc debmas06 with customer hierarchy segment fields. To activate change pointers for KNVH fields, do I have to create a new message type with the new extended idoc? or will debmas message type will work?


Message was edited by: Somen


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no need to create a new message type.. u can use debmas itself.

<b>here i am giving steps for change the description of a material using ALE Change Pointers.</b>

I will give the following few steps

1) Tcode BD61---> check the change pointers activated check box

save and goback.

2) Tcode BD50---> check the MATMAS check box save and comeback.

3) Tcode BD51---> goto IDOC_INPUT_MATMAS01 select the checkbox save and comeback.

4) Tcode BD52---> give message type : matmas press ok button.

select all what ever you want and delete remaining fields.

save & come back.

5) 5) go to Tcode MM02 select one material and try to change the description and save it

it will effects the target systems material desciption will also changes

6) goto Tcode SE38 give program Name is : RBDMIDOC and Execute

give Message type : MATMAS and Executte


Ashok P

Message was edited by: Ashok Parupalli

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With existing IDOC you can activate change pointers .new message type is not required.

if you activate the change pointers , then field changes will be stored in CDPOS and CDHDR tables according to the BDCP table entries, to pick up these changes and to generate IDOC you need to run the program RBDMIDOC.

check steps :

1.Go to the Data Element of the field and check whether change doucment option is checked or not .

2.change the value of the field and check the entries in CDHDR and u can check the change document object and table .

3.check BDCP table also incase of ALE.The program RBDMIDOC generates IDOc when there is an entry in BDCP.

if not check the following config

1.BD61- change pointers activated -generally

2.BD50 -Activate change pointers for ur message type

3.BD52 - add the triggering fields and corresponding tables and change document object.

Please check the entries in BDCP table ,if u find the entries execute the program RBDMIDOC

check this link for more details :