The following steps describe a
typical scenario in which incoming paper documents are archived
after a Sales and Distribution document has already been
Mrs. Reynolds, a sales representative, receives a letter from a
customer inquiring about a new product.
Using the original paper document, she immediately creates a
customer inquiry in the R/3 System.
Once the SD document has been created, Mrs. Reynolds forwards
the original document to Mrs. Miller who is responsible for
scanning documents into the system. Mrs. Reynolds sends along
additional information on the customer inquiry she has just
created, such as the document number and SD document type.
Using the SAP ArchiveLink interface in the R/3 System,
Mrs. Miller chooses the function for late archiving and assigns an
appropriate incoming document type to the original document, in
this case "Customer inquiry", SDIINQUIRY.
The system displays a dialog box in which Mrs. Miller enters
the number of the SD document. When she confirms her entry, the
system automatically archives the original document and assigns it
to the SD document.
When Mrs. Reynolds calls up the customer inquiry again, she can
display the original document in the SAP ArchiveLink viewer
by choosing Environment ® Display facsimile
and selecting Archived documents in the inquiry