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Ale_application Link Enabling

Ale_application Link Enabling

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APPLICATION LINK ENABLING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION TO ALE........................................................................................................1-1
1.1
What is ALE?........................................................................................................................1-2
1.1.1
A Summary.....................................................................................................................1-2
1.1.2
The Detail as described by SAP.....................................................................................1-2
1.1.3
Mass Processing Of IDocs.............................................................................................1-5
1.1.4
Cross-System Document Trace (Audit).........................................................................1-5
1.1.5
Error Handling................................................................................................................1-6
1.1.6
What can be distributed?................................................................................................1-6
1.2
Why ALE?.............................................................................................................................1-7
1.2.1
The SAP Solution - ALE.................................................................................................1-7
1.2.2
In SAP's words:..............................................................................................................1-8
1.3
Phases in an ALE project...................................................................................................1-8
1.3.1
Phase 1: The Assessment and Project strategy phase.................................................1-9
1.3.2
Phase 2: The Design phase...........................................................................................1-9
1.3.3
Phase 3: The Configuration phase.................................................................................1-9
1.3.4
Phase 4: The Development phase.................................................................................1-9
1.3.5
Phase 5: The Operations phase.....................................................................................1-9
2
ALE ASSESSMENT.................................................................................................................2-1
2.2
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2.2.1
Assess business requirements.......................................................................................2-1
2.2.2
Assess ALE and determine gap.....................................................................................2-1
2.2.3
Confirm data / function distribution requirement............................................................2-1
2.3
Project team deliverables...................................................................................................2-1
2.3.1
Client strategy document................................................................................................2-2
2.3.2
Detailed Business Requirements Document..................................................................2-2
2.3.3
Business Process Impact Analysis.................................................................................2-2
2.3.4
Technical Impact Analysis..............................................................................................2-2
2.4
Obtain programme sign-off................................................................................................2-2
3
ALE DESIGN............................................................................................................................3-1
3.1
Project team tasks...............................................................................................................3-1
3.1.1
Develop standards & procedures early..........................................................................3-1
3.1.2
Distribution settings........................................................................................................3-1
3.1.3
Design for flexibility........................................................................................................3-1
3.1.4
Audit...............................................................................................................................3-1
3.1.5
Technical impact.............................................................................................................3-2
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3.1.6
Sign-off...........................................................................................................................3-2
3.2
Deliverables..........................................................................................................................3-2
3.2.1
ALE Naming Standards..................................................................................................3-2
3.2.2
ALE Design Document...................................................................................................3-2
3.2.3
ALE Change Management Procedure...........................................................................3-2
3.2.4
ALE Migration Strategy..................................................................................................3-2
3.2.5
ALE Project Deliverables................................................................................................3-2
4
ALE CONFIGURATION............................................................................................................4-1
4.1
Project team tasks...............................................................................................................4-1
4.1.1
Confirm business requirements......................................................................................4-1
4.1.2
Configure ALE basis area..............................................................................................4-1
4.1.3
Functional configuration.................................................................................................4-1
4.1.4
QA & testing...................................................................................................................4-2
4.1.5
Sign-Off..........................................................................................................................4-2
4.2
The HOW of the ALE Technical Configuration.................................................................4-2
4.2.1
Create background ALE user.........................................................................................4-2
4.2.2
ALE Administrator position.............................................................................................4-2
4.2.3
Set up logical system.....................................................................................................4-2
4.2.4
Maintain number range for ports....................................................................................4-3
4.2.5
Maintain number range for IDocs...................................................................................4-4
4.2.6
Maintain number ranges for IDoc types and segment version.......................................4-5
4.2.7
Maintain number range for change pointers..................................................................4-5
4.2.8
Set up ISO codes...........................................................................................................4-6
4.2.9
Make basic settings for Workflow...................................................................................4-7
4.2.10
Deleting change pointers copied from source client......................................................4-7
4.2.11
Archiving IDocs copied from source client.....................................................................4-7
4.2.12
Activating change pointers.............................................................................................4-7
4.2.13
Define RFC destination..................................................................................................4-7
4.3
The HOW of the ALE Functional Configuration...............................................................4-8
4.3.1
Control Data...................................................................................................................4-8
4.3.2
Reduction of IDocs (BD53) Client Independent.............................................................4-8
4.3.3
Setting up global organisational units............................................................................4-9
4.3.4
Configuring the Distribution Model (BD64)...................................................................4-10
4.3.5
Changing the owner of the distribution model..............................................................4-11
4.3.6
Set up Filter Objects (BD64)........................................................................................4-11
4.3.7
Procedure.....................................................................................................................4-11
4.3.8
Maintain sending system partner profile automatically (BD82)....................................4-11
4.3.9
Maintain sending system partner profile manually (WE20)..........................................4-12
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