IDOC stands for intermediate document. It’s a standard format in electronic data interchange. It is either used for popular SAP business system or for an SAP application and an external program. IDOC is very similar to XML. They share the same purposes: data exchange and automation in computer systems. But their syntax is different, there are different types of IDOCs transactions. It is used for asynchronous transactions which means that they exist as self-contained text files that can be transmitted to the requesting workstation without connecting to the central database.
Example IDOC Document
This is the most common format when dealing with SAP export and important functions.
How the document looks in Babelway
Babelway structures an IDOC in a useable way. Some knowledge is required when dealing with them in Babelway, as the labels are not intuitive, but Babelway makes it as easy as possible to manipulate once you understand the basics.