Using a FILE port
In our SAP system we have configured ALE settings so that we can receive IDOCs from External Non SAP system(WEBMETHODS).
Every thing is working fine.
SAP has recomended to use a File port for this .
1. For the port definition (SAP menu: Tools ® Business Communication ® IDoc Basis ® Administration ® Port Definition) there are no limitations or notes that apply to the interface. For this type of IDoc implementation area, you can use the port type file, for example. Here the IDocs are stored in files; processing in the R/3 System is started with a synchronous RFC.
So my question is , what is the benefit by using a FILE port.?
if i use a FILE port like this , will the IDOCs be posted automatically or should I manually run a program which will access the file and posts the IDOCs(something like which we do in the case of Collect Idocs option) ?