SAP define a Partner System for IDoc Inbound Processing

When trying to generate IDocs, getting the information message “No partner exists with the name ”, type ”” (Fig 1), means that a “Partner System” has to be set up.

Defining a “Partner System” will allow to select IDocs for processing by “Partner System”, which can be set by project, in order to allow different teams to work on different IDocs at the same time for example.

To define a “Partner System”, go to the  LSMW   menu (Fig 2), and go in the “IDoc Inbound Processing” option from “Settings” menu (Fig 3), or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F1.

Once in the “IDoc Inbound Processing: Preparatory Measures” screen (Fig 4), just fill in a “File port”, a “Partn.Type”, and a “Partner No.” (Fig 5), at least.

It is possible to lookup (or define new) ports and partners by clicking on the appropriate button, or by going to transaction WE21 to define a “File port”, and WE20 to define a new “Partner No.”. Most likely no new “Partn.Type” has to be defined, as they are standard.

Click afterwards on “Activate IDoc Inbound Processing” (Fig 5) in order to save entered values, and then generate IDocs.

When processing them, using for example BD87, do not forget to enter the right “Partner System” (Fig 6),  LSMW   in my example – otherwise it would select all IDocs created on the system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps are involved in setting up a Partner System for IDoc inbound processing in SAP?
Setting up a Partner System for IDoc inbound processing involves defining the partner's name and type, crucial for generating IDocs in SAP LSMW.

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Comments (12)

 2018-08-19 -  Leigh Hicks
Great story, thanks for sharing
 2018-08-19 -  Danielle Ballard
Хорошее время, читая эту информацию, продолжайте хорошую работу
 2018-08-19 -  Tracy Morgan
Bu ayrıntıları bilmiyordum, lütfen daha fazlasını yap
 2018-08-19 -  Tina Washington
Hello, I saw your article and it helped me solve my issue, thanks a lot
 2018-08-19 -  Wayne Martin
Can’t believe I finally found the solution, this was a nightmare for a long time, now solved
 2018-08-19 -  ComfyTeenie
 2018-08-19 -  Planetisot
Pontosan, amit keresek, tökéletes
 2018-08-19 -  er2u5dQ
Kan inte tro att jag äntligen hitta lösningen, det här var en mardröm länge, nu löst
 2018-08-19 -  boilsesTahlabd
دقیقا همان چیزی که من دنبالش بودم، کامل بود
 2018-11-05 -  ybierling
Dear Ankit, You'll have to ask your administration team to review your user roles and provide the corresponding authorizations. Best regards
 2018-11-05 -  Ankit Soni
Hi Yoann, While executing above steps you explained, I am getting issue in opening of IDoc inbound Processing under settings tab in LSMW. I am getting error of "You only have authorization 'CHANGE' and not 'ADMINISTRATE'." and when I check on this information I am getting "Due to a lack of authorization 'Administrate' is for display only" and than again home screen appears. Kindly let me know how to overcome this error.
 2018-11-07 -  Keeep this going please, grdat job!

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