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ARBCIG_OB_VENDOR table importance or use over ARBCIG_AN_VENDOR table

ram2linkin
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Hello Experts,

What is the use of Activate Additional Outbound Messages for Specific Vendors ARBCIG_OB_VENDOR table for DSN flow ?

As i understood ARBCIG_AN_VENDOR is required for the outbound message like GR,ISU, ERP-SES, Payment proposals to trigger, where this extra message type - vendor - company code filter/check will help ? Is it for extra SCC interfaces like Qualitynotification, Product activity etc messages to work as well ?

Can someone please help to provide details on usecase or when this OB table will be helpful or needed to be configuration ?

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melissametropol
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Hello - In this overview they mention this use-case for product activity messages: Buyers enabled for SAP Business Network for Supply Chain send a product activity message to suppliers containing stock-related information for subcontracting, consignment, and forecast collaboration. This data is used for information or planning purposes. Product activity message | SAP Help Portal

See also the prerequisite sub-topic for setup. Product Activity Outbound messaging is not required but the AN_VENDOR table is.

Best, Melissa

ram2linkin
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Thanks Melissa for quick reference and thanks rdemchuk and andre.miranda for sharing your inputs as well.

Much appreciated !!

This clears my doubt and understood this OB table is useful mainly for SCC (PAM for SMI and FC) interfaces for filtering suppliers among the AN_Vendor list.

Since OB table also supports ISU, GRs, Payment Remittance etc messages, i will test to see if that works as well for certain vendor or not.

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rdemchuk
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aka best option for Product activity messages for supplier managed inventory and forecast collaboration..

rdemchuk
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Correct, for standard processing, I am guessing you are sending idocs and messages to suppliers via your erp/s4 process. The ARB_AN_Ven table really holds the guts to sending normal every day messages to your suppliers, and the OB table enhances some of the data as well. you can use the standard ARB_AN_VEND(abriv). to send your standard messages as you pointed out. So, if your sending to SCC vendors then use the OB table as well needed for matnr and other supported send/receive processes... There is a way to export all the OB table data as well.. use tcode ARBCIG_AN_VENDOR_UPL to upload and export your OB/AN data.. The arb_an_vend table allows you to add vendor reg numbers for suppliers who are set up for AN Pay.. as well as adding the Supplier to test central. (most companies will create an enhancement that will ADD the new Supplier when created to also load this table for each company code created. (makes things easier when loading new suppliers or outputs may not be done during GR and etc). but note PAM and QNs will be sent via Arb_an_vend table too. but the OB table adds more detail for supplier data. also I if you have set up specifice BTEs for how invoices are processed you can use the ob table as well, but again most companies just use the AN table.. but ARBCIG_AN_VENDOR table must be maintained..

AndreMiranda
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ARBCIG_AN_VENDOR is mandatory as it is the main "filter" for your SAP Managed Gateway (formerly known CIG) to understand if the vendor should integrate with the SAP Business Network.


ARBCIG_OB_VENDOR is not mandatory but can be used as an additional "filter". Some customers collaborate on PO, OC, ASN, GR, and Invoice but do not wish to share quality inspection or notifications with certain vendors, or vice versa.

rdemchuk
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Indeed and along with these... product activity message (PAM) for supplier managed inventory and forecast collaboration and the quality notification to the plants associated with that company code. All fun, and good for SCC!

ram2linkin
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Hello Demchuk,

If we dont maintain the OB table, then those interfaces will work for any AN registered vendor from AN Table list right ? Then what is the use of this specific configuration? just to filter vendors still for FC, QM, PAM messages ? Then this is not mandatory table i feel as it doesnt make sense much 😞