Industry: Enhancements to Interfaces Due to Extended Namespaces

Description

Note
These enhancements affect the material master for industry, not the material master for retail.

Direct Input

In Release 4.0A, the transfer structures below have been enhanced as follows:

Besides field TCODE, this transfer structure now contains field TCODE_EXT.
You continue to use this field to transfer the present transaction codes (such as MM01).
You use this field if, in future, you need to transfer transaction codes that are more than four characters long. The content of this field is processed only if field TCODE is blank or contains the NODATA character.
Besides field SPRAS, this transfer structure now contains field SPRAS_ISO.
You continue to use this field to transfer the single-character language key, for example, E for English.
You use this field to transfer the language in the new external format (ISO language key), for example, EN for English. The content of this field is processed only if field SPRAS is blank or contains the NODATA character.
Besides field TDSPRAS, this transfer structure now contains field TDSPRAS_ISO. The fields are used in the same way as fields SPRAS and SPRAS_ISO in transfer structure BMMH5 (see above).

ALE Distribution

Release 4.0A contains the new IDoc type MATMAS03. Amongst other new fields, this IDoc type contains the following two new fields to take account of the extended namespace for ISO language keys (for example, EN for English):

Each of these fields is processed only if the corresponding field for transferring the single-character language key (SPRAS for material descriptions or TDSPRAS for long texts) is blank or contains the NODATA character.