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Function documentationInitial Data Transfer

 

You transfer relevant data from the SAP ERP system to the SAP SCM system by means of the initial data transfer.

Prerequisites

You have made the basic settings for the integration:

Features

In the integration model, you select the data that is required in the SCM system. The integration model has the following tasks:

  1. Defining the target system

  2. Selecting the filter objects to be transferred, that is, compiling a data pool for the initial data transfer

  3. Triggering the initial data transfer

    Note Note

    As standard (that is, if you have not set parallelized initial data transfer), the initial data transfer always runs using the same queue, irrespective of the object type transferred. In other words, it runs in serial. If you use serialization, you cannot trigger a second initial data transfer to the same SCM system, even if none of the selected object types overlap with the active integration model. During an initial data supply run, all transaction data postings are synchronized with the initial supply that is currently running. That means that the method and time of the transaction data transfer are dependent upon the processing status of the initial data transfer. This ensures that the system always transfers the most recent transaction data and helps to avoid data inconsistencies. However, this can reduce the performance of the transaction data postings. For this reason, we recommend that you carry out the initial data transfer during a time when the number of postings is at a minimum (for example, at night).

    You can improve system performance in the following ways:

    • You can parallelize the initial data transfer. For more information, see Parallelized Initial Data Transfer.

    • You can change to inbound queues if there is a large system load in the target system. For more information, see Queue Type Selection for the Initial Data Transfer.

    • You can activate incremental data transfer for product master data, location product master data, and production data structure (PDS) (in SAP APO only). To use the incremental data transfer, you have to activate the Enhanced Initial Data Transfer (CA_CIF_INILOAD_01) business function, which is available as of SAP ECC 6.0 enhancement package 4. For more information about the incremental data transfer, see Customizing for SAP SCM under Start of the navigation path SCM Basis Next navigation step Integration Next navigation step Basic Settings for Data Transfer Next navigation step Activate Incremental Data Transfer End of the navigation path or Start of the navigation path Integration with SAP Components Next navigation step Integration via APO Core Interface (CIF) Next navigation step Basic Settings for Data Transfer Next navigation step CIF Error Handling Next navigation step Activate Incremental Data Transfer End of the navigation path.

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