|message type (BC-SRV-EDI)|
The format used for electronic data transfer for a specific business process.
In the EDIFACT standard for EDI this includes ORDERS (for purchase orders) and INVOIC (for invoices).
Within the IDoc interface the logical message type is used only for control purposes. It points to one or more IDoc types, which are the data formats. The names of logical message types are adapted in part from the names of the relevant EDIFACT message types.