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
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.
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".