IDocs are the central import and export format of SAP ERP systems. The basic structure and concepts behind IDocs can be viewed in our previous article. During the inbound and outbound processing of IDocs errors can occur, which lead to IDocs getting stuck in specific error states. It is the responsibility of the designated SAP user to restart the IDoc processing. In most cases this is not done by the business department itself, but rather by a trained employee, who for example, also looks after other EDI topics in the company.
The following image shows the central starting point for identifying faulty IDocs in a SAP ERP system – transaction
With the help of this transaction it is possible to filter IDocs according to specific criteria, e.g. Show all faulty outbound DESADV since yesterday.
An IDoc always holds a specific status in an SAP ERP system, which is defined by a status code. Depending on the state an IDoc gets stuck in, it is necessary to use different programs to reprocess the IDoc. Naturally, before doing so it is first necessary to correct the issue that is keeping the IDoc from being processed.
Reprocessing of inbound IDocs
To process inbound IDocs, the following programs can be utilised. If it is available, a program can also be called with the assigned transaction code, which is displayed in the last column.
|51||Application document not posted||RBD||–|
|56||IDoc with errors added||RBD||BD|
|60||Error during syntax check of IDoc (inbound)||RBD||–|
|61||Processing despite syntax error (inbound)||RBD||BD|
|63||Error passing IDoc to application||RBD||BD|
|64||IDoc ready to be transferred to application||RBD||BD|
|65||Error in ALE service||RBD||BD|
|66||IDoc is waiting for predecessor IDoc (serialization)||RBD||BD|
|69||IDoc was edited||RBDA||WP|
To call a program in SAP you can use transaction
SE38 as shown in the following image.
Type the respective program name in the text field Program and start its execution by pressing F8.
Reprocessing outbound IDocs
To process outbound IDocs the following programs can be utilised.
|02||Error passing data to port||RBDA||BD|
|04||Error within control information of EDI subsystem||RBDA||BD|
|05||Error during translation||RBDA||BD|
|25||Processing despite syntax error (outbound)||RBDA||BD|
|26||Error during syntax check of IDoc (outbound)||RBDS||–|
|29||Error in ALE service||RBDA||BD|
|30||IDoc ready for dispatch (ALE service)||RSEO||WE|
|32||IDoc was edited||RBDA||WP|
SAP frontends for the reprocessing of IDocs
SAP offers two additional programs which serve as the frontend for all programs used for the processing of inbound and outbound IDocs. There are no transaction codes assigned to both of these programs, which is why they usually need to be started via transaction
By using program
RBDINPUT it is possible to call different programs for the processing of inbound IDocs. The following image shows the user interface of the application.
With the help of program
RBDOUTPU the different programs for outbound processing of IDocs can be called. The following image shows the frontend of the program.
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