EDI Partner Profile Configuration

A partner profile is defined for every business partner with whom you exchange business documents. In EDI, a partner can be a customer, a vendor, a bank, or any entity with which your company does business.

In ALE, a partner is a remote SAP system or legacy system with which you exchange data. A partner profile specifies the various characteristics of data that you exchange with a business partner, the mode of operation, and an organization or person responsible for handling errors for that business partner.

Its transaction code is WE20 and its Path is : From the Area menu of EDI, choose IDoc, Partner Profile.

A partner profile has three views, which maintain different parameters for a partner.

1.The General Parameters view. Values are stored in table EDPP1.

2·The Outbound Parameters view. Values are stored in table EDP13, except for the Message control parameters, which are stored in table EDP12.

3·The Inbound Parameters view. Values are stored in table EDP21.

The General View

The main Partner Profiles screen, shown in figure below, displays the general parameters view at the top of the right frame. The outbound and inbound views are also accessed from this screen; they appear below the general view fields.

The General Parameters view contains very basic information about the partner, such as partner number, partner type, partner status, and default individual to notify in case an error occurs.

These partner attributes appear at the top of the main Partner Profiles screen and under the Post Processing: Permitted Agent and Classification tabs. The entries under the Telephony tab are generally not relevant to EDI or ALE. You enter this information only once for each partner, and these values are stored in table EDPP1.

We define the attributes in the general parameters view like

1.Partn. number: In EDI, the partner number can be a customer number, vendor number, or bank ID. In ALE, it is the logical name assigned to the partner SAP system or legacy system. The standard system validates the partner number against the customer master, vendor master, or bank master data, depending on the type of business partner.

2·Partn. type: The partner type represents the type of your business partner. For example, in EDI it is customer (KU), vendor (LI), and bank (B). In ALE, it is the logical system (LS).(72.4)

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