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Communication structure for PO??

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Still in confusion ..

Normally what is communication structure for PO ??

If anybody ask what is communication structure for PO, what will be the answer ??

In short ans simple can some body give explanation abot communication structure in SAP means what????


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> If anybody ask what is communication structure for PO, what will be the answer ??





> Thanks

Easiest definition I came across:

A table is a table that has been created in the database.

A structure is just a list of fields defined under a name. Structures are useful for painting screen
 fields, and for manipulating data that has a consistent format defined by a discrete number of fields.

There is no content to view in a structure. You can, however, view the definition of a structure in SE11.

It's a method for storing a limited sub-set of data for a given object e.g. for a Purchase Order, which means it is not necessary to reference the original tables. It's a method that gives greater clarity and efficiency and that provides information that can be used by a number of subsequent functions, for example the Information Structures, Release Strategies.

Communication structure means the mode in which you are guiding system to perform certain objective.

Generally for releasing of internal or external Purchasing document this structure is used.

CE- Communication structure Table- EKKO = Releasing of External purchasing document. Only applicable to Header document

as table self explain that it will applicable to header only not the EKPO which is POu2019s Item details table.

CEBAN u2013 Purchase requisition

CE- Communication structure. EBAN u2013 Table name for Purchase requisition This is both at header & level release is possible.

For detailed idea on this topic check this link:

Difference Between a Structure and a Table in ABAP

Edited by: Afshad Irani on Jun 25, 2010 3:32 PM

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