In this blog I want to describe a new feature which is already available via the traditional GUI and will be available in a future release via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.
Changing notification type – what is behind it?
Up to now, you could only change the notification type for general notifications and quality notifications. Now you can allow the notification type of maintenance and service notifications to be changed if the original notification type and the target notification type have the same notification category.
You are able to define which notification type could be changed and in which new type it can be changed. In addition, you can only change the notification type of maintenance and service notifications if the notification has not yet been completed so far.
When the notification type is changed, the system does not assign a new notification number. In the same manner, all data in the original notification type (such as reference objects) are retained after a change of notification type. This also applies even if specific data is irrelevant for the target notification type.
To override this behavior, you can implement a Business Add-In (BAdI) to perform checks for Extended Change of Notification Type(BADI_IQS0_NOTIF_TYPE_CHANGE).
To change the notification type, the transactions iw21, iw22, iw51, and iw52 will have, after activating the Business Function and doing the necessary customizing, the new pushbutton “Change Notification Type”.
You can find more detailed information via this LINK
This functionality is part of EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_CI7” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.
A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here.