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Object documentation Incoming File Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


A data medium exchange (DME) file that you receive – for example, an electronic bank statement from your bank.


First, you model the external format file as a format tree in the DME Engine. Then, when you receive an incoming DME file, you convert it to the format defined by the format tree.


Currently, the DMEE supports conversion into MultiCash format only (tree type MCSH).

The R/3 System is then able to further process the file in MultiCash format. In the case of electronic bank statements, this could involve Structure linkautomatic posting and clearing.

Creating Format Trees

To create a format tree for incoming DME files, follow the standard procedure. Note, however, that a few of the steps contain information specific to incoming files:

In addition, some functions are designed specifically for formats for incoming files, namely defining optional supplementary segments and performing format-specific checks.

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