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 CIF Customizing in the ERP System

Use

CIF Customizing in the ERP system is used to set up the system infrastructure and to configure the data transfer via Core Interface (CIF). CIF Customizing also covers application-specific settings and enhancements for CIF.

An Implementation Guide (IMG) is available for Customizing. The IMG provides you with a clear overview and explanation of all steps that are necessary for integration via CIF. With the exception of organizational IMG activities that only contain a description, you can go directly to the relevant transaction and execute the action.

Integration

In addition to the Customizing settings in the ERP system, you must also make the necessary Customizing settings in the SCM system. For more information, see CIF Customizing in the SCM System .

Prerequisites

You work with SAP R/3 4.0B or higher.

You have imported SAP R/3 Plug-In 2002.2 or higher, as necessary.

Features

The IMG consists of three main areas:

  • Basic Settings for Creating the System Landscape

    Here you can find all the IMG activities that are necessary for the partner systems to be able to communicate with one another via CIF. This includes naming logical systems, naming an RFC destination, and making qRFC settings.

  • Basic Settings for the Data Transfer

    Here you can find all the IMG activities that are necessary for the data transfers, that is, the initial data transfer and change transfers.

  • Application-Specific Settings and Enhancements

    Here you can find customer exits, Business Add-Ins (BAdIs), and settings for individual applications.

Activities

  1. You call the IMG.

    • In SAP R/3 4.0B and 4.5B , you call the IMG using transaction PIMG.

    • As of SAP R/3 4.6B , you find the IMG in the SAP Reference IMG under Start of the navigation path Integration with Other SAP Components Next navigation step Advanced Planning and Optimization End of the navigation path .

  2. You make the relevant settings.

Note that some of the basic settings are target-system-dependent or client-specific. These settings are not transported from the Customizing client to the productive client. This means you also have to make the settings in the productive client. You may also have to make changes in the productive system for some other settings. The following table contains a list of these settings and information about how you can make these settings in the productive system.

Setting

Path in CIF Menu**

Transaction Code

Define logical system

In the ALE menu* under Start of the navigation path Sending and Receiving Systems Next navigation step Logical System End of the navigation path

BD54

Assign logical systems to a client

In the ALE menu* under Start of the navigation path Sending and Receiving Systems Next navigation step Logical System End of the navigation path

SCC4

Specify SAP SCM release

In the CIF menu** under Settings

NDV2

Set RFC destination

In the CIF menu** under Settings

SM59

Assign RFC destination to various application cases

As of SAP R/3 Plug-In 2002.2 Support Package 1, in the CIF menu** under Settings

CFC7

Set target system and queue type

In the CIF menu** under Start of the navigation path Environment Next navigation step Current Settings End of the navigation path

CFC1

Set user parameters

In the CIF menu** under Start of the navigation path Environment Next navigation step Current Settings End of the navigation path

CFC2

Define filter and selection block size

In the CIF menu** under Start of the navigation path Environment Next navigation step Current Settings End of the navigation path

CFC3

Determine number ranges for parallelization

In the CIF menu** under Start of the navigation path Environment Next navigation step Current Settings End of the navigation path

CFC8

* You access the ALE menu by using transaction SALE.

** You find the CIF menu in the SAP menu under Start of the navigation path Logistics Next navigation step Central Functions Next navigation step Supply Chain Planning Interface Next navigation step Core Interface Advanced Planner and Optimizer End of the navigation path .