What is the open/standardized file format for exporting invoices in SAP ERP System?


SAP uses IDoc known as an intermediate document to exchange data between logical systems. If your system involves non-SAP systems as well, then IDoc can be used as a standard interface for data exchange between SAP and non-SAP systems.

IDoc is a container for information exchange. IDoc is made by message type and method of Objects when information is to be exchanged. The message type is the configuration in which the information for a particular business process is transmitted electronically.

 An IDoc consists of several data segments, headers and status records. Also, it can be extended by extending IDoc types to add custom segments, field types and method types to it. SAP system contains the structure of IDoc. The structure of IDoc specifies the sequence of segments and fields contained in the segment.

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:20