Articles: User Departments in ALE
When transferring and distributing data by Application Link Enabling (ALE), you can maintain article master data for all user departments as in online mode.
In the header segment of the IDoc type for pure article master data, you specify the user departments for which you want to maintain article master data. Since only purchasing info record data can be maintained for the user department Purchasing, and not pure article master data, this user department is not represented in this IDoc type. Purchasing data must be transferred in a separate IDoc type. SeeArticles: IDoc Types for Distributing Master Data.