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difference between IDOC segments starting with E1 and E2

Former Member
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Hi all,

What is the difference between IDOC segments starting with E1 and E2

Thanks

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Former Member
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Hi,

Parent and child. E1 is the parent segment to E2.

Rgds,

Bujji

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Former Member
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Hi,

Parent and child. E1 is the parent segment to E2.

Rgds,

Bujji

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Hi ,

Can you be more specific.

I'm getting a file with all E2 and IDOC for the same is being created by E1.

I'M JUST CONFUSED CAN YOU BE MORE CLEAR

Thanks in advance

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Hi ,

Any Suggestions

Thanks

Former Member
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Hi Kajol,

A segment in SAP system is technically implemented as three physically separate pieces.

1. Segment type u2013 the version-independent name of the segment. Standard SAP names begin with E1.

2. Segment definition u2013 contains the fields which represent the data. Its maximum size is 1000 bytes. Standard SAP definitions start with E2 with the last 3 characters implying the version of the segment.

3. Segment documentation u2013 represents the data dictionary documentation for each field in the segment definition. It begins with E3 for SAP provided segments.

For example, E1EDP01 will be your segment type and E2EDP01003 will be your segment definition with 003 indicating its version.By default, the segment type points to the latest segment definition.

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Regards,

Aswin