Ensure Consistency and Synchronization Across Your Master Data: Integrate Your Classification Changes into Customer and Vendor Master Data ALE Scenarios

  • by Anthony Cecchini, Independent Consultant
  • May 15, 2006
Nearly every SAP customer has used standard ALE scenarios to distribute customer and vendor master data changes across their SAP system landscapes. However, prior to SAP NetWeaver ’04, the classification data associated with customer and vendor master data is not included in distributions. This article outlines a two-part solution for keeping master data and associated classification data in synch. The first half of the article shows you how to create an extended IDoc that includes the associated classification data when master data changes are distributed. The second half of the article shows you how to trigger this same IDoc when only classification data is changed.

Anthony Cecchini

Anthony Cecchini is the president of Information Technology Partners (ITP), an SAP consulting company headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. ITP offers comprehensive planning, resource allocation, implementation, upgrade, and training assistance to companies. Anthony has over 15 years of experience in SAP R/3 business process analysis and SAP systems integration. His areas of expertise include SAP NetWeaver integration; ALE development; RFC, BAPI, IDoc, Dialog, and Web Dynpro development; and customized Workflow development. Currently Anthony is working on a mySAP ERP implementation (ECC 5.0).

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