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Output Determination

Former Member
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Hi All,

What is output determination?




Former Member
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Hi Mitesh,

Output Determination, Output Control and Message Control

are same. Visit following links for details..


Narinder Hartala

Message was edited by: Narinder Hartala

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To 'de-codify' some of the SAP help links above:

"You can use output control to automate either messages or subsequent processing of partner-specific messages"

This means, it provides a method for you to perform subsequent processing once a document is saved in the system. This subsequent processing is normally to <b>print</b> the document, but can also include activities such as:

- Faxing the document

- Emailing the document

- Sending an idoc of the document

- Sending an EDI message for the document (via an Idoc)

- and so on.

In general, it uses the <b>condition technique</b> to determine what, if any, output is to be produced. The condition technique works by selecting key fields from the document (document type, plant, etc.) and matching them to master data records you have previously set up. If there is a match, then output is produced.

That should provide a simple overview of what output determination is.