what is RFC and IDOC Adapters in XI ?
What is the RFC and IDOC Adapters in XI , in which scenarios we use this adapter , what is the advantages and disadvantages of RFC , IDOC ? can any help me out.
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Sarvesh Singh replied
<b>What is the RFC and IDOC Adapters in XI</b> :
<b>IDOC:</b> Generaly standard IDOCs are used to update the data in R/3 or to extarct the data from R/3.
<b>RFC:</b> Are generally used for synchronoue scenarios.
<b>in which scenarios we use this adapter</b>
For example you can use the IDOC <b>ORDERS05</b> to post the sales orders.
Similarly you can use <b>BAPI_COMPANY_GETDETAILS</b> to fetch the company details.
<b>what is the advantages and disadvantages of RFC , IDOC ?</b>
<b>Advantages:</b> Both can be used for data retrival and posting. RFC can be used for synchronus purpose but IDOCs are always asynchronous.
<b>Disadvangages:</b> If you are using custome made RFC/IDOC then you have to import the RFC/IDOC into XI every time when you make any small changes in the structure.
Also go through this blog to choose the right adapter to integrate with SAP systems.