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Note 679129 - FAQ: EDI & ALE in the service

Header
Version / Date 1 / 2003-11-18
Priority Recommendations/additional info
Category FAQ
Primary Component MM-SRV Services Management
Secondary Components

Summary
Symptom

This note contains a list of the frequently-asked questions for the topic EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ALE (Application Link Enabling) in the service.

Question catalog
    1. Where do I find additional information on the topics EDI and ALE?
    2. When distributing contracts for external services the system issues message SE120 (Number range conflict (internal package no. & already assigned)). How can this be prevented?
    3. Activity data is transferred by EDI or ALE. Why is the unit of measure in the receiving system not identical with the unit of measure in the sending system?


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    1. Question:

Where do I find additional information on the topics EDI and ALE?

Answer:

The following sources are available for more information:

A) Notes:
    456127 - FAQ: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in purchasing

B) SAP Library (SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70):
    o SAP R/3 Enterprise Application Components
      -> Cross-Application Components
         -> Business Framework Architecture (CA-BFA)
            -> ALE Business Process Library (CA BFA ABL)
    o SAP R/3 Enterprise Application Component
      -> Scenarios in the Applications
         -> ALE / EDI business processes
            -> ALE/IDoc interface: Application Scenarios (BC-MID-ALE)

C) SAP Library (SAP Web Application Server):
    o SAP NetWeaver Components
      -> SAP Web Application Server
         -> Middleware (BC-MID)
            -> Application Link Enabling (BC-MID-ALE)
    o SAP NetWeaver Components
      -> SAP Web Application Server
         -> Basis Services / Communications Interface (BC-SRV)
            -> IDoc Interface / Electronic Data Interchange
               (BC-SRV-EDI)

D) Documentation in the system:
    You can view the documentation for basic types, enhancements and segment types
    via Transaction WE60.

E) SAP Service Marketplace:
    o http://service.sap.com/ale
    o http://service.sap.com/xml

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    1. Question:

When distributing contracts for external services the system issues message SE120 (Number range conflict (internal package no. & already assigned)). How can this be prevented?

Answer:

This problem occurs if you have defined the same number ranges in both systems, and in the target system already more service documents were created than in the source system. Change the Customizing settings as follows:
Create a number range interval in the target system which does not overlap with the source system: SPRO -> Materials Management -> External Services Management -> Number Ranges -> Define Internal Number Range for Service Specifications.

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    1. Question:

Activity data is transferred by EDI or ALE. Why is the unit of measure in the receiving system not identical with the unit of measure in the sending system?

Answer:

In the data exchange through EDI or ALE the system transfers the ISO code and not the internal unit of measure. Check in Customizing (Transaction CUNI) of the two systems which units of measure the corresponding ISO code is assigned to and for which unit of measure the "Primary code" flag is set. Also refer to the F4 input help for this flag and for the ISO code as well as Consulting Note 484629.

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Other terms

FAQ, ALE, EDI, E1EDC20, distribute, contract for external services, SE120, SE120, number range conflict, package number, unit of measure, service, ISO code, source code, BLAORD03, ESLH, ESLL

Reason and Prerequisites

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Solution

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Related Notes
484629Primary code and unit of measure LE
456127FAQ: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in purchasing