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EDI mapping in IDOCs

Former Member
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Hi Experts,

I have one doubt in Inbound IDOC processing.

Suppose the requirement is to create a Inbound IDOC through the flat file.

The flat file will be in EDI 850 message type, so  my doubt is how will map the EDI message to the segments of IDOC, is there any standard process for doing this , if so please explain me in detail.


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you will need to used/installed Xi / Pi 

EDI is the most of the time in standard format : IDoc, Edifac ..   SAP will understand few of them.

After the solution is to installed a soft like Xi or to pay a company to make this conversion.

But, don't be afraid, for example for Orders you will need something like 30 fields, no more



Former Member
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Hi Venkat,

There is a document on SDN for EDI 850 to IDoc [XI Scenario].

If you are not having you will have to create a program to upload and process the file manually as any other file.

If you are doing so having a BAPI process with a log table will be better.