IDoc type

IDoc Interface / Electronic Data Interchange (CA-EDI)

The IDoc type indicates the SAP format that is to be used to transfer the data for a business transaction.

An IDoc is a real business process in the form of an IDoc type.

An IDoc type is described using the following components:

the format of the control record is identical for all IDoc types.
a data record consists of a fixed administration part and a data part (segment). The number and format of the segments can be different for each IDoc type.
the status records describe the processing stages which an IDoc can pass through and have an identical format for each IDoc type.

Example

Purchase order no.4711 was sent to a vendor as IDoc no.0815. IDoc no.0815 is formatted in IDoc type ORDERS01 and has the status records "created" and "sent".