Master Data Distribution

Rather than distributing the complete master data information, views of the master data are distributed (for example, material sales data, material purchase data). Each view of the master data to be distributed is stored in a separate message type.

Users can specify the data elements to be distributed to a master record.

Master data can be distributed in different waysto Master data can be distributed in different ways:

Types Of Distribution

If the master data is changed (e.g. new data, changes or deletions), a master data IDoc is created in the original system and is distributed as specified in the distribution model and in the classes.

A request occurs when a client system needs information about master data held in the system. You can select specific information about the master data. For example, the plant data for a material could be requested.

If a requester wishes to be posted with all subsequent changes to the master data, this has to be set up "manually" between the two systems. It is not yet possible for a requester to be automatically included in the distribution mechanism of the original system.

Copying The Master Data

A basic distinction is made between a complete copy of the master data and copies of changes to master data.

A complete copy means that a complete master IDoc is created for the object to be distributed in response to a direct request from a system. Only the data that was actually requested is read and then sent. The customer specifies the size of the object to be distributed in a request report.

If copies of changes are made, the master IDoc is created based on the logged changes.