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SRM Middleware Replication - Initial Download Failure


Having followed in book in terms of CRM Middleware settings (steps summmarised below), when running trx R3AS to perform an initial download of objects DNL_CUST_BASIS3 .._PROD0 .._PROD1 .._SRVMAS, the status of the replication just hangs in progress. When I look at the queues, in EBP backend SMQ1 there appears to be an outbound queue with the prefix R3AR. Each object is in status SYSFAIL. Checking the short dump in the R/3 backend reveals the following error message "No external system (for example, CRM) is linked". Message number C_050 / MESSAGE_TYPE_X.

I've checked OSS and there is a note about this 566853 but its relating to release 3.5. We're on 4.0 so I'm assuming this has been applied in the release.

Another note concerning issues with delta download advises you to check that table TBE11 is populated with BC-MID and NDI and these are both set to active. In our instance neither are active. Could this be causing the issue. If so how is this table updated as since its cross client sm30 doesn't work.

Thanks for your help

<b>Middleware Steps Performed</b>

Define Output Format and Storage Form of Product IDs

Set to '18'

Definition of backend systems

R/3 backend and EBP backend defined

Define Replication Site for EBP systems

CRM site defined with own RFC dest in the site attributes

R3 site defined with R3 RFC dest in the site attributes

Maintain Middleware Parameters

Table SMOFPARSFA populated with key MCRM, par name MCRM_CONSUMER, User CRM and param value 'X'

Deactivate CRM Specific Settings


Set Filter to Exclude Material Groups

No filters entered

Set Up CRM Parameters in R/3

CRMCONSUM table entry for CRM

CRMRFCPAR table entry for EBP backend client, all load types, No XML and Inqueue flag ON

CRMPAROLTP table already populated as standard

Set Object Class Activation

Trx R3AC4 for object MATERIAL in R/3 backend client.

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there is no other solution.

You must respect a correct customizing.

Look at OSS note 720819 to align consumer.


- via SM30 on CRMCONSUM in R/3



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