IDocs, short for Intermediate Document, serve as standardized containers for the exchange of data between applications. Within SAP applications, this data interchange is facilitated through the Application Link Enabling (ALE) layer, which, in turn, employs either tRFC or File technology as its underlying methods.
A single IDoc contains different types of information, such as application data intended for exchange (e.g., sales order) and technical data including source and target information. IDocs also contain status information that shows the current processing stage of the data exchange.
Configure IDoc for Monitoring
In the IT-Conductor Service Grid, select the system where you want to enable IDoc monitoring.
Figure 1: Select SAP System in IT-Conductor Service Grid
Click IDoc Monitors from the available tools as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select IDoc Monitors
Click the Create new IDoc Error Monitor icon to create a new object and add monitoring for a new message type.
Figure 3: Create New IDoc Error Monitor Icon
In the New IDoc Error Monitor wizard, fill out the “Message Type” field. Then click the Create new SAP IDoc Error Count Retriever icon to save.
Figure 4: New IDoc Error Monitor Wizard
A new retriever is generated, and the message type is appended to the defined name.
Figure 5: IDoc Monitors List
Navigate to the system in the IT-Conductor Service Grid to view the monitored object.
Figure 6: IDocs Monitoring in IT-Conductor
You also have the option to view In-Error IDoc Count for specific message types directly from the service grid.