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The partner profiles define the conditions for the interchange of data in an ALE environment with a trading partner using the IDoc interface. To communicate with a partner using the IDoc interface, you must have a partner profile.

You first generate the partner profiles in the central system for all child systems. In a second step, you can change a partner profile in the child system (for example, if you change the output mode from immediate output to background program, or from background program to immediate output).

  1. 1.      Log on to the central system.
  2. 2.      In the Implementation Guide (IMG, transaction SALE), choose Modeling and Implementing Business Processes → Maintain Distribution Model and Distribution Views (transaction BD64).
  3. 3.      Select your distribution model.
  4. 4.      Choose Environment → Generate Partner Profile (transaction BD82).
  5. 5.      Enter the required data:



    Model view

    Name of the model view in capital letters (such as ZBV)

    Partner system

    If you include a new child system in the CUA, specify the logical system name (such as PRDCLNT324) Otherwise, leave this field empty so that the CUA is distributed to all systems.



    Package size

    1 (With immediate output, every individual IDoc is processed immediately. The package size is therefore automatically set to 1.

    Output mode

    Immediate output (For information about output using a background program, see Generating Partner Profiles for Active Background Processing).


    You can use the Package Size attribute to determine how many IDocs are sent with a background program for each RFC operation.

  6. 6.      Choose Execute.

    The system displays the  Log for the Generation of the Partner Profile.

  7. 7.      Check whether the partner profiles were correctly created in the Checking Partner Profiles section.

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