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Request/Response Bean for IDOC_AAE adapter


Here is my first blog in SCN.

In SAP PI 7.31, we have the option of using adapter modules for IDOC_AAE adapter. This is a very interesting option. Generally IDOC is Asynchronous. But in this scenario, we will see how it will work as Synchronous.

This is a scenario for Request/Response Bean for IDOC_AAE adapter.

Here I am considering my scenario as test purpose. It is not a real time scenario. My only concentration in this blog is on Request/Response Bean for IDOC_AAE.

My scenario is that I want to take an IDOC from ECC and send it to some RFC which is synchronous one and I place response RFC data into a file in some other location.

My Scenario:

I have Imported IDOC and RFCs from SAP R/3 System and created one Data type, Message Type for File structure.

Here, for this Request/Response Bean the trick is that create one Operation Mapping with only Asynchronous IDOC and RFC thing. Then create the ID part.

In ID Part, create the below steps.

Import Business System from SLD for both IDOC and RFC and create one Business component for FILE.

Create one Sender IDOC Communication Channel and one RFC receiver Channel and one File Receiver Channel.

I am concentrating only on IDOC Communication channel for Request/Response bean. Remaining both RFC and File will be same as it is for other general cases.

Sender IDOC Communication Channel Configuration:

For sender IDOC_AAE, use RFC Parameters as it is. You can use default also for RFC Server parameters.

In Adapter module of IDOC_AAE, add the below steps.

Here we have to use Untitled.png

Adapter Namespace

Adapter Type:    File

Otherwise it is throwing CPACachelookup error.

Now Create ICO for this object as it is with Asynchronous Operation Mapping created before.

Coming back to ESR.

Create 1 Synchronous Service for Idoc and response message as follows:

Sender Service Interface:



Category:  Outbound.

MODE:  Synchronous.

Request Message as: Use your IDOC Message.

Response Message:  Use your File Message Type.

Now change the operation mapping for Idoc to RFC used in ICO

a.       Remove Idoc interface as sender

b.      Enter synchronous interface created above using IDoc and response message types

c.       maintain both request and Response Mapping




Trigger the IDOC from ECC.

Now go to Communication Channel and check your interface.


Check In Message Monitoring

Here you will get 2 messages one for request and one for response.


Finally, the File has been created in the target Directory.


This is for Request and Response Bean for IDOC_AAE.

Note: If we try to change the ICO now, it will throw error as operation mapping is now synchronous with different sender interface. So if there is a need to change ICO, then first operation mapping needs to point to asynchronous interface again and activate the ICO object. Then again change operation mapping with synchronous interface and activate the operation mapping. 


Sreenivas Veldanda

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      Author's profile photo A D
      A D

      Thanks a lot for this..I wanted to have response back as ALEAUD for a no. of scenarios & wanted to avoid BPM...Thank you so much.Could you show it step by step as it is not  clear as to how you changed the operation mappings in ICo ...It would be better if you also include screenshots of the ICO

      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa V
      Sreenivasa V
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Adarsh,

      Do ICO as normal IDOC to rfc (any) scenario.  After doing normal ICO change the service interfaces and Operation Mapping in ESR. Otherwise it wont work....

      Do the ID part with sample Asynchronous interface.then come to esr and do the necessary synchornous things.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sreenivas

      I have created everything as you have said in a POC and it is working fantastic , but the problem is say I have ORDERS.ORDERS01 idoc in my project and the ico object is being reused by other receivers also in which we dont capture and send response , how to do it in those cases , as we are using one single idoc sender channel only.

      Please give me a call on 9007764930 as this is an urgent requirement and we are very grateful to you for such a nice blog.Also if you could share me your number.

      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa V
      Sreenivasa V
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arjun,

      Sorry for the late response.. As per my knowledge we cant send response in your case. So, Pleasse ask ABAPERS to create custom IDOC in your case. It will solve your problem,...



      Author's profile photo Kancham Sreenivasulu
      Kancham Sreenivasulu

      Hi Cnu,

      Is itpossible to do the same with JDBC Sender in Synchronous Mode using RequestResponseBean?



      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa V
      Sreenivasa V
      Blog Post Author

      Yes we can use ....... but for JDBC we can normally do that.... only for the case of IDOC we have todo ID part first den ESR.. Because of namespace confictls.



      Author's profile photo Karthick Dhanush
      Karthick Dhanush

      HI Kancham,

      Refer to my below blog where u can do RR Beans for JDBC scenario.



      Author's profile photo Rohini Potham
      Rohini Potham

      Nice blog, very informative



      Author's profile photo Pascal Willemsen
      Pascal Willemsen


      This is a nice start, but what if you have multiple synchronous receivers and want each response to get to a different (file-)location?

      Kind regards,


      Author's profile photo Monikandan Panneerselvam
      Monikandan Panneerselvam

      Nice info about IDOC using request/response bean.I have already bookmarked this blog.

      Clarification: Only possible in SAP PI 7.3 right?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa V
      Sreenivasa V
      Blog Post Author

      Yes... We can write modules for IDOC in SAP PI 7.31.


      Sreenivas Veldanda.

      Author's profile photo Santhoshi M
      Santhoshi M

      Nice block...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sreenivas, nice work.

      I have 1 question,  If my scenario is "SOAP to IDOC_AAE" (PO 7.4):

      How works everything?    I tried to make something like this, but doesnt work.


      Carlos Andres

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      Former Member


      I am trying to use the same scenario for IDOC - SAP PI - SOAP ( Sync) then map the SOAP response to a separate IDOC.

      Have you used this interface in Productive environment. Did you face issues in transport. Let me know the overall stability of this interface.

      Thx in advance


      Author's profile photo Manoj Venkata Aditya Vempati
      Manoj Venkata Aditya Vempati

      Hi Sreenivas,

      I have an issue while creating response IDoc. Could you please check IDoc AAE receiver channel in ResponseOnewayBean

      Author's profile photo Priyanka Sarode
      Priyanka Sarode

      Hi Sreenivas,

      I am having IDOC_AAE->SOAP synch web service->File scenario.

      I have done exactly same way mentioned above but I am getting sender agreement not found and also receiverServcie is not getting replaced with the given value in adapter module, it's taking sender service from original request like in my case business system as IDOC is sender. Any idea how to resolve this issue?