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Specifying the Segments Release for IDocs

IDoc segments evolve over time, from release to release.

For example, the segment layout for ORDERS02 was different when SAP initially released it in version 30D, and it has kept evolving since then. ORDERS02 has a different segment layout in 45B, and this was the last time the segment layout for ORDERS02 changed.

For this reason, if you want to get ORDERS02 with the segment layout that it had in 30D, you need to specify 30D as the Segment Release. If you want to get the segment layout as it was in 45A, you specify 45A and so on. If you specify 700, for example, you will get the layout as it was in 700, but this will be no different from 45B since no changes have occurred since 45B.

If you do not specify a Segments Release, you get the layout as it is in the current release of the target SAP system.

To specify a Segments Release for a new IDoc structure, do the following:


  1. In the Structures menu, click New > Structure.
  2. Select Import Structure Definition, and then, on the next screen in the wizard, choose SAP IDocs.
  3. If you are not already connected to an SAP Server, you must provide information about the SAP Server Connection.
    For details of how to connect to an SAP Server, see Setting up an SAP connection.
  4. In the Search SAP for IDoc types screen in the wizard, search for the IDocs file you want to use as the basis for your structure.


  5. Select the Specify Segments Release check box to download a specific segment release from the SAP server, and then click Next.
  6. In the Search SAP for IDoc types screen in the wizard, click Next to continue importing your Structure as usual.

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