Automated Method to compare SAP R/3 IDOCs
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
A program is disclosed that solves the following problem: In standard SAP R/3, if you want to know if and where two IDOC's differ, either in their structure or in segment/field names, you can only do this by displaying the first IDOC and then the second IDOC and finding out the differences 'manual'. If you want to be able to display two IDOCs at the same time, there is no way to do this. You don't have the possibility to display two IDOCs at once to compare them (e.g. in a kind of split screen technique). First problem is that displaying one IDOC after the other and comparing them 'manual' is very time intensive and awkward. Besides you can not print and/or download just the differences in the IDOCs directly out of the system.