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With just a matter of days to go, don't miss the opportunity to join with peers from across the globe at the International SAP Conference on Asset Management.

 

This event is packed with networking opportunities, strategic insight, and case studies designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to maximize the return on your assets with SAP solutions for asset management.

 

Please click here to discover our event highlights and customer case studies, which include:

 

  • Asset performance management implementation at Bayer CropScience
  • Integration of maintenance and reliability processes and IT tools at Shell Manufacturing sites
  • Asset lifecycle budgeting at Nuon
  • Field service optimization – mobile fast-track implementation at TMVW
  • The challenges of reaching a unified approach to asset management at Tata Steel UK
  • Optimizing MRO spare parts planning at SABIC
  • Implementation of SAP solutions for enterprise asset management at Bridgestone Europe


Over two information packed days in Amsterdam, additional SAP workshops, live demos, a user panel, networking breaks and a partner exhibition, will ensure you leave the event with new contacts, knowledge and ideas.

 

Whatever asset your organization relies on, don’t miss this opportunity to discover the true value of SAP in driving world class asset performance management.

 

For more information please visit our event website, or to view the brochure now, click here. Register now to secure your place at the conference.

 

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues in Amsterdam!

While replying to a query few days ago, I was searching for a previous thread where I replied in detail on that issue.  I wanted to simply give the link and thereby save time and efforts  in replying. I spent lot of time in locating the thread but had to reply without that link. There are several reasons for being unable to search such previous threads. However, the subject of this post is not that, but it is about how to preserve vital solutions previously worked and tested upon while replying to discussions. With this objective the author in the past documented few such works to Blog posts. The present post is also about one such solution provided to a query few months ago.

 

The author of that query was having a requirement to release his sub-order/s automatically when he releases his superior order. The solution provided was through User Exit IWO10009. Put the following code in the include ZXWOCU07.

 

TYPES: BEGIN OF TY_SO,
   AUFNR TYPE AUFK-AUFNR,
   OBJNR TYPE AUFK-OBJNR,
 END OF TY_SO.
 
 DATA: IT_SO TYPE TABLE OF TY_SO,
       WA_SO LIKE LINE OF IT_SO.
 
 SELECT AUFNR OBJNR FROM VIAUFKS INTO CORRESPONDING FIELDS OF TABLE
 IT_SO WHERE MAUFNR = CAUFVD_IMP-AUFNR.
 
 DATA: IT_STAT TYPE TABLE OF JSTAT,
          WA_STAT TYPE JSTAT.
 
 WA_STAT-STAT =  'I0002'.
 WA_STAT-INACT = ' '.
 
 APPEND WA_STAT TO IT_STAT.
 
 IF CAUFVD_IMP-IPHAS = '2'.
   LOOP AT IT_SO INTO WA_SO.
     CALL FUNCTION 'STATUS_CHANGE_INTERN'
       EXPORTING
         OBJNR  = WA_SO-OBJNR
       TABLES
         STATUS = IT_STAT.
   ENDLOOP.
 ENDIF.










As per this code, when user Releases the superior order and saves; all the sub orders under the superior order are automatically released.


Hope that many other members with such requirements for sub-orders would be benefited with this ready solution.

 

 

Regards

KJogeswaraRao

This blog is in addition to my prior blogs: LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 1) & LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 2).

 

In my previous blogs for LSMW, I have mentioned the steps for simple LSMW (i.e., with single Structure). But, this is not the case with all the Masters.

 

Some of my friends insisted me to write a blog for LSMW Steps for the Masters that are having Multiple/ Hierarchical Structures like Maintenance Task List/ Bill of Material/ Routing/ Inspection Plans etc.

 

This blog dedicates to those Masters which are having Multiple/ Hierarchical Structures as mentioned above.

 

 

As only the certain Steps for hierarchical Structure LSMW differ from Single Structure LSMW, following points are not covered in this blog:

 

  1. Creating Project, Sub-Project and Object (Part - 1)

  2. Selecting Menu Items (Part - 1)

  3. Maintain Object Attributes (Part - 1)

11. Read Data (Part - 2)

12. Display Read Data (Part - 2)

13. Convert Data (Part - 2)

14. Display Convert Data (Part - 2)

15. Create Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

16. Run Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

The Points that will be covered in this blog will be:

  4. Object Overview and Field List

  5. Maintain Source Structures

  6. Maintain Source Fields

  7. Maintain Structure Relations

  8. Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules

  9. Specify Files

10. Assign Files

 

Here I have taken the example of LSMW for General Maintenance Task List using Standard Program (i.e., Object – 0490 – Gen. task list, Method – 0000 – Create)

 

Below I am starting with the explanation of Step 4 assuming that Step 1 – Step 3 are understood from Blog mentioned above:

 

Step 4 – Object Overview and Field List:

 

  By pressing the 1.png button in the Menu List Screen and then “List” button will show the screens as below:

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Here in the “Target Fields” section you will find all the fields segregated in different structures as seen on the screen above (i.e., IBIPTLST – IBIP: Task List Header, IBIPTEXT – IBIP: Long Text, IBIPILOP – IBIP: Task List Operation and so on).

 

Here for simplicity, we can understand that each structure contributes to each screen (i.e., Here the structure IBIPTLST is for Task List Header, structure IBIPTEXT is for Long Text of Description in Header, IBIPTLOP is for Task List Operation and so on).

 

Please copy all the fields from different Structures and paste it based on separate in excel as shown in screenshot below. Here copy field RECORDNAME (RECORDNAME is in case of General Task List, If you are creating LSMW for any other master, please select any standard field like RECORDNAME which is present in all Structures) also, as we would require this field to co-relate between different Structures (How will be explained later):

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Here I have selected 3 Basic Structures for General Maintenance Task List (i.e., IBIPTLST – Header, IBIPTLOP – Operations and IBIPMPAC – Maintenance Packages) you may select any Structures and their fields you wish to.

 

Step 5 – Maintain Source Structures:

 

Before moving to this step, we will just move to Step 7 “Maintain Structure Relations”. We will see the screen as shown below:

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This screen shows the hierarchical arrangement of the Target Structures. We have to maintain the same hierarchical arrangement for Source Structure as well.

 

Now back to Step 5, Click on “Maintain Source Structure” and define the hierarchical Structures as shown below:

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After defining the desired hierarchical Source Structures, press enter and press Save.

 

Step 6 – Maintain Source Fields:

 

Source fields will be the same which we have listed in Step 4 based on the hierarchical structures.

 

In SAP, click on “Maintain Source Fields” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

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Select each Structure and press the 7.png(Table Maintenance) button which will generate the field definition screen. Copy paste all the excel fields to the screen Structure by Structure.

8.png

The fields will look like as shown above. Now, press Save and Back to save this Structure field relation.

 

Step 7 – Maintain Structure Relations:

 

This Step is for maintaining relation between Hierarchical Source Structures to Hierarchical target Structures.

 

Double click “Maintain Structure Relations” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

9.png

Select the first Structure and press 10.pngand it will pop-up a dialog box with List of Source Structures you have defined as shown below:

11.png

Here select the appropriate Structure which will create a relationship between Source Structure to its respective Target Structure.

 

Repeat this process for all the Structures you require. Once all the relationship for all Source Structures is created to their respective Target Structures, your screen would look like as shown below:

12.png

Please note that not all Structures are required to be defined from the hierarchy, you may create any number of Structures but, you have to make sure that no upper hierarchy is missed. (For ex: I have not created Source Structure for IBIPTEXT i.e., Long Text Line as I don’t require it and it is not an UPPER HIERARCHY to any structure but on contrary, for using Structure IBIPMPAC, I need to create IBIPTLOP even if I don’t need any fields from IBIPTLOP as it is UPPER HIERARCHY to IBIPMPAC)

 

Once done, press Save and Back.

 

Step 8 – Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules:

 

For Mapping Source fields to Target Fields, double click “Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

13.png

As we have copied the fields from the Program/ Recording itself as in Step 4, it will be easy to perform the field mapping in a simple step.


Go to Extras --> "Auto Field Mapping" which will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

14.png

Perform the selection exactly as shown in the screen above and press Enter.

 

If you have any Date fields in your Field List, it will ask for your confirmation for every individual Fields as shown below and make selection as per your requirement (This is how system will interpret Date further throughout the program):

15.png

Press Enter for all the Date Fields and you will find the field mapping for all your Source Fields to Program/ Recording Fields as shown below:

16.png

Now, here we have a critical part to take care of in case of hierarchical Structure case.

 

In Step 4, we had selected field RECORDNAME also. But, here the question would come to your mind that, field RECORDNAME is not present in the Target Field list as it is a Technical Field.

 

To Show this Field please click on17.png button and select “Technical Field” check box as shown in screen below:

18.png

Once selected, you may find all the Technical Fields also displayed such as TCODE, RECORDNAME, etc.


You have to manually assign your Source field RECORDNAME to target field RECORDNAME without making any changes to technical codes already assigned to this field by selecting the field RECORDNAME and clicking on 19.pngbutton.


Clicking on 19.pngbutton, will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

20.png

Select the field RECORDNAME and repeat the same for all your defined Structures (Please make sure that you select field RECORDNAME from respective Structure only. for ex: RECORDNAME field for IBIPTLST should be mapped with RECORDNAME field for ZIBIPTLST only, for IBIPTLOP with ZIBIPTLOP only and for IBIPMPAC with ZIBIPMPAC only)

 

In case of LSMW for General Task List, one small change is to be made in TCODE field. Here, standard LSMW program for General Task List has by mistake used TCODE IA01. Please replace IA01 to IA05 by double clicking on TCODE field (Double clicking will raise a warning message to not to change the standard setting. Please select “Yes” and make the necessary changes as guided). Again, please take care that no other changes are made.

 

Once above changes have been done, your screen would be like as shown below:

21.png

Confirm all the Fields are mapped correctly and press Save and Back.

 

Step 9 – Specify Files:

 

Here, this Step is having the most changes from what I have explained in my previous blog for single Structure.

 

Before performing this Step, you need to create your File format with exact field sequence and Structure sequence.

 

For creating the Format, simply transpose your Excel File fields from column to Row as shown below:

22.png

As you can see above, I have created three separate sheets for different Structures, please create separate sheets for all the Structures you are having.

 

These sheets explain why we have used field RECORDNAME in all the Structures.


Here, I am creating two task lists with five Operations each with Maintenance Package for each operation. That means RECORNAME in first (Header) Structure will have two records (i.e., 1 and 2 for two task lists) in Second (Operation) Structure RECORNAME will have ten records (i.e., five records with value 1 and five records with value 2 for five operations in each task list) and in third (Maintenance Package) Structure RECORDNAME will have ten records for each operation. (Hope I have made it clear!!!)

 

Now, we have to select only the Data from each excel sheet (please select all the columns even if they are blank) and copy it to separate notepad files as shown below:

23.png

Now in SAP, Double click ”Specify Files” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

24.png

Select “Legacy Data - On the PC (Frontend)” and clicking on 25.pngbutton will pop-up the dialog box as shown below:

26.png

In File field select the Notepad File for First Structure, in the Name Field assign any desired name and make other selections exactly as shown in the screen and click Enter.

 

Repeat the above process for all your Structure Notepad files. Once done uploading all the files, your screen will be like as shown below:

27.png

Press Back and Save.

 

Step 10 – Assign Files:

 

Double click “Assign Files” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

28.png

Here,double click on each Structure and select the respective Files for respective Structures.

 

Once done, your screen would look like as shown below:

29.png

Press Save and Back.

 

For Further process steps mentioned below, please refer to my previous blog post (Part-2) which I have mentioned at the starting of this post:

 

11. Read Data (Part - 2)

12. Display Read Data (Part - 2)

13. Convert Data (Part - 2)

14. Display Convert Data (Part - 2)

15. Create Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

16. Run Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

 

 

Hope I have cleared all your possible doubts by this post.

 

 

Would love to solve all the questions that comes to your mind…wish you would comment with the same.

This RDS version is based on SAP Work Manager 6.1 and SAP Mobile Platform 3.0

More details and all accelerators can be found @ http://service.sap.com/rds-wm

 

Highlights:

  • SAP Work Manager 6.1 comes with a set of new powerful features like GIS, VE, Crew
    Management and Customer Service Management. The RDS includes all of them to
    Simplify Implementation for SAP customers.
  • The RDS also includes SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 Installation & Configuration
    (Including Reverse Proxy, Cluster Deployment and Security Configuration) to
    make the path of adopting the solution further simplified.

          On July 30th, 2014 Scott Allen with Denbury Resources presented an ASUG EAM Community Webcast titled “BOM Creation Where to Begin. Lose the Panic! It’s Easy”. This webcast was part three of our four part webcast series recapping the SAP Centric EAM 2014 (http://www.sap-centric-eam.com/eam) conference that was held in Austin, Texas in February. This presentation really meant a lot to me because, as Scott mentioned in his webcast, my presentation on Bills of Material at the 2012 SAP EAM Centric conference inspired Scott to create this presentation. Scott presentation was the number one ranked presentation at this year’s conference.

            I met Scott at the 2012 SAP Centric EAM conference. I gave my presentation on Bill of Materials (BOM). My employer Fairfax Water had implemented SAP in 2009 and we made the mistake of not having BOM’s created when we went live. I explained to the audience that this was a huge mistake and not to make same that mistake. Scott’s employer, Denbury Resources was implementing SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) and Materials Management (MM) and was about to make the same mistake.

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          Scott decided that Denbury was not going to make thismistake. Scott came back from that conference and told his implementer, Vesta
Partners, that they need to create BOM’s. Scott tirelessly worked with Vesta’s Greg Manley to create over BOMs for over forty thousand pieces of equipment and Functional Locations.  Scott and his team contacted vendors and got the material information they needed to build their BOMs. They even traded doughnuts for spreadsheets of the information they needed. The vendors, of course, complied because they wanted Denbury Resources business.

 

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          The creation of BOMs allowed Denbury’s SAP implementation of Plant Maintenance (PM) to be a success. Scott explained in his webcast that
before SAP planners averaged 45 minutes planning a work order. Now Denbury’s planners are planning jobs in four to five minutes. That the power of BOMs.
Having all the part information you need in front of you can maximize the system. As a former planner who did not have this information at his fingertips, I am almost envious of the information planners can have if SAP PM is set up correctly.

 

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          I think Scott summed it up best with this quote from SAP Centric EAM 2014 conference:

 

 

Realistic expectations are key to the successful execution of a bill of materials data strategy. Efficient planning of time and resources from both PM & MM is critical to achieve those expectations on a tight implementation schedule”  - Scott Allen, Denbury Resources

 

    

Here is a link for ASUG Members to Scott’s presentation and
webcast recording:

 

 

ASUG.com - Events

 

 

 

 

          Our next webcast for ASUG EAM Community members will held on September 9, 2014 12pm-1pm EST. This webcasts is part one of four in our next
webcast series “SAP Mobile Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) - Today, Roadmapand Futures”.

 

 

Registration Link:

 

 

ASUG.com - Events

 

 

 

The entire overview for the four part SAP Mobile EAM Webcast series can be located here:

 

 

ASUG.com - Special Interest Groups - Plant Maintenance

 

 

Jeff Smith

 

 

ASUG Plant Maintenance
SIG Program Chair

During the recent development cycle SAP addressed the topic of Simplification in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

The focus of the Simplification project was on enhancing the Web user interface with new and rich functionality as well as using the newest features of the underlying Web Dynpro ABAP technology. In this project different areas were addressed. These improvements enable maintenance planners and workers to use the EAM Web user interface to do their jobs more efficiently.

 

This series of blogs wanted to cover some of these enhancements and explain what is possible now in Enterprise Asset Management via the Web user interface.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.


You can find details on the different new capabilities based on the simplification project in my Blogs listed below. In addition to the details I also wrote on the Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) to implement a jump start version of Enterprise Asset Management to cover the main processes of Maintenance Operations (see: The fast lane to EAM). On top of this you can find a blog on the possibility to create very fast a test environment for EAM in the cloud to test out or verify new EAM functionality.

 

Here you will find more information on the recent simplification topics:

 

Blogs

 

Additional information

 

Here you will find more general information on Enterprise Asset Management:

 

You will have the opportunity to discuss all relevant EAM topics with the SAP experts during the International SAP Conference on Asset Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on October 7th and 8th 2014 - find details here!

During the recent development cycle SAP addressed the topic of Simplification in Enterprise Asset Management. The focus of the Simplification project was on enhancing the Web user interface with new and rich functionality as well as using the newest features of the underlying Web Dynpro ABAP technology. In this project different areas were addressed. These improvements enable maintenance planners and workers to use the EAM Web user interface to do their jobs more efficiently.

 

This series will cover some of them and explain what is now new in EAM. All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function  "LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

New features in the Web user interface for the Maintenance Work Order

 

The user can create and edit long texts directly in the operation data and in the operation details.

 

You can create orders using a template (reference order). When you create a new order by copying an existing order, you can specify whether you want to copy the relationships, settlement rules, linked documents, and order descriptions as well. In addition to that, you can create order operations by copying existing operations.

 

Up to now, some of the system statuses that you were able to set in the SAP GUI transactions for orders could only be displayed on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. This new feature enables you to change most of the system statuses used in the SAP GUI transactions also on the SAP Web UI. In the maintenance order you can now set and change additional system statuses as follows: Do not Execute, Complete (Business), Cancel Business Completion, Lock, Unlock, Set Deletion Flag, and Reset Deletion Flag. You can set these system statuses not only directly in the maintenance work order but in the Order List as well.

 

For inspection rounds, you can assign technical objects and assemblies at operation level. In the operation details, you can enter measuring points as production resources/tools for the technical objects that you have assigned at operation level.

 

You can assign technical objects and material using a structure list. This feature enables you to display structure lists for technical objects on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. Structure lists not only make it easier to find technical objects and materials in orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans, but they also provide essential information about the technical objects and materials. You can display structure lists for any technical objects that are part of a hierarchy.

 

The new list ATS component is implemented here as well. We have switched all List Component to the new List ATS Component technology within the whole EAM application. The List ATS (ABAP Table Services) component provides you with an extended range of features, including personalization features, and advanced sorting and filtering functions.

 

The personalizing feature enables you to work more easily with tabular lists in maintenance orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans. You can search for table entries and the search result is then highlighted in the list. You can have the system add up the table entries in numeric table columns and export the tables to a spreadsheet. You can personalize the view of the table by displaying and hiding the table columns, as well as sorting, grouping, and
filtering the table entries and then save your personal settings as your own view.

 

You will have the opportunity to discuss these topics with our experts during the International SAP Conference on Asset Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on October 7th and 8th 2014 - find details here!

 

See my earlier blog post about Simplification in EAM - Quickviews

See my earlier blog post about Simplification in EAM - Notifciations

 

In my next posting I will do a short summary what we did with respect to Simplification in EAM and where to find more information on these topics. Coming soon!

During the recent development cycle SAP addressed the topic of Simplification in Enterprise Asset Management. The focus of the Simplification project was on enhancing the Web user interface with new and rich functionality as well as using the newest features of the underlying Web Dynpro ABAP technology. In this project different areas were addressed. These improvements enable maintenance planners and workers to use the EAM Web user interface to do their jobs more efficiently.

 

This series will cover some of them and explain what is possible now in EAM via the Web user interface. All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license. 

 

New features in the Web user interface for the Maintenance Notification

You can assign a task list to the maintenance notification. If this notification is later assigned to an order, the system copies the operations of the task list to the order.

 

The user can create long texts directly in the malfunction data, task data, and in the activities, and edit the long texts in a popup.

You can create notifications using a template (reference notification). When you create a notification by copying an existing notification, you can specify whether you want the linked documents to be copied to the new notification as well.

 

Up to now, some of the system statuses that you were able to set in the SAP GUI transactions for orders and notifications could only be displayed on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. This feature enables you to change most of the system statuses used in the SAP GUI transactions also on the SAP Web UI. In the maintenance notification you can now set and change additional system statuses as follows: Put in Process Again, Set Deletion Flag, and Reset Deletion Flag. You can set additional statuses not only directly in the notification, but also in the Notification List.

 

You can assign technical objects using a structure list. This feature enables you to display structure lists for technical objects on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. Structure lists not only make it easier to find technical objects and materials in orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans, but they also provide essential information about the technical objects and materials. You can display structure lists for any technical objects that are part of a hierarchy.

 

The new list ATS component is implemented here as well. We have switched all List Component to the new List ATS component technology within the whole EAM application. The List ATS (ABAP Table Services) component provides you with an extended range of features, including personalization features, and advanced sorting and filtering functions.

 

See my earlier blog post about Quickviews

In my next posting I will elaborate what is new in the area of maintenance orders. Coming soon!

During the recent development cycle SAP addressed the topic of Simplification in Enterprise Asset Management. The focus of the Simplification project was on enhancing the Web user interface with new and rich functionality as well as using the newest features of the underlying Web Dynpro ABAP technology. In this project different areas were addressed. These improvements enable maintenance planners and workers to use the EAM Web user interface to do their jobs more efficiently.

This series will cover some of them and explain what is now new in EAM. All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

New features in the Web user interface for the Quickviews

 

You are looking for an easy way to view important object information without leaving the actual screen?

 

On the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance you are now able to display so called “Quickviews” for maintenance documents, technical objects, materials, and long texts that are assigned to orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans.

 

A Quickview is a read-only UI element which allows the user, at runtime, to view additional information (not displayed on the current screen) about an object without having to navigate to other screens. Like a tooltip, a Quickview appears (and disappears) on the UI during a mouse-over action by the user and shows the most important and/or most useful information regarding that object.

 

Quickviews are available for the following Enterprise Asset Management objects:

  • Technical Objects (functional location / equipments) - Quickviews for the superior technical objects and the installed pieces of equipment
  • Notifications -  Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned orders, the activities and the long text
  • Maintenance Orders - Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned notifications, the materials and the long texts
  • Maintenance Plans - Quickviews for the technical objects and the maintenance plan (on the General Data tab of the maintenance item
  • Materials
  • Long Texts


Example for the technical object Quickview:

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Quickviews appear as separate windows during a “mouse over” and can provide information as well as links. In the Quickview for a piece of equipment, for example, the category, manufacturer, location, and status information are displayed as well as a link to the functional location where it is installed.

 

You can configure each individual Quickview to display certain information for the users. You can also suppress Quickviews if you do not want them to appear.

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This Quickview functionality is part of the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and does not require any additional license on top of the enterprise foundation license.

 

In my next posting I will elaborate what is new in the area of maintenance notifications. Coming soon!

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ASUG's EAM Community has just announced a four part webcast series that will run from September to December 2014.

 

Maintenance has always been mobile,  now you can learn about  " EAM  and Mobile " during these sessions.

 

Here are the webcast details and registration links for what should be very informative sessions that are open to ASUG members.

 

Take Enterprise Asset Management Where It Matters Most with Mobile

 

Transform the way you manage your assetā€intensive business. With SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) mobile apps, you can improve business processes and executions, enhance safety and compliance, and give field workers the power to collaborate in real time. Participate in this four-part webcast series on mobile EAM with SAP product experts and EAM industry leaders to learn about current offerings, customer stories, best practices, and future innovations in assetā€intensive industries.

 

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SAP Mobile Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) - Today, Roadmap, and Futures

 

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 60 minutes

 

Field workers and maintenance technicians are always on the move. They require real-time access to information about assets, inventory, and work orders in dynamic environments. Asset-intensive industry leaders are looking to mobile and other innovative technologies for process improvement and execution, enhanced safety and compliance, and real-time collaboration among operations, maintenance, logistics, services, and support.

 

Attend this webcast with Patrick Flaherty, SAP Mobile Field Service & EAM Expert, to learn about SAP’s current solutions, the roadmap, and the future of mobile EAM.

 

Register Now

 

 

 

Untether Field Workers with Augmented Reality

 

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 60 minutes

 

The opportunity to untether field workers is here. With augmented reality, field service technicians are enabled with a “hands free” experience through visual enterprise models, gesture or touch events, voice recognition, and remote-expert calling to perform their tasks and operations.

 

Attend this webcast with SAP augmented reality experts to learn what augmented reality is all about, SAP’s current solutions for field workers, and customer use cases and co-innovation stories.

 

Register Now

 

 

 

Mobile EAM Customer Spotlight

 

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 60 minutes

 

More than 600 customers around the globe have deployed mobile EAM solutions from SAP to streamline asset management and realize dramatic operational efficiencies in the workplace. According to SAP performance benchmarking and customer reference studies, mobile EAM customers have increased labor productivity by up to 50% and reduced production down-time and delays by as much as 30%.

 

Attend this Customer Spotlight session on mobile EAM to learn about real-world SAP EAM mobile deployments and best practices.

 

Register Now

 

 

 

Plan Now for the Future of Mobile EAM

 

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 60 minutes

 

Mobile solutions have already changed how people work and assets are managed to drive operational excellence. The next generation of mobile technologies including devices, wearables, and augmented reality, will create opportunities to increase asset performance and reliability.

 

Attend this session with Erik Schrampf, Mobile Solution Management for EAM/Field Service (Syclo) Mobile Apps, to learn about the future of mobile EAM, including product roadmaps and customer co- innovation plans.

 

Register Now

Perhaps for the reason of being associated with many SAP objects, the report making on classification process, is not easier using the related tables.  Because of this, sometime back the author took help of a Logical Database (EQI) and Infoset Query to develop a report on Equipment vs Class. Here LDB helped to resolve the complications of retrieving the Class for Equipment or Functional Location. OK ! That job was done so and we got a useful report. Time passed on and we put the values into the characteristics of several thousands of Technical objects as under .

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Then I started feeling a requirement for a report which upon giving Equipment number as input, would bring me the Class name, Characteristics assigned to this class and then the respective values of these characteristics. Again I sat for developing an infoset query.  This time I could understand that it is not going to be easy. I need to use 3 Function Modules and write the coding. Enough time spent, but Infoset queries at such complicated times push be to full pledged ABAP report program. So I started, researched for FMs to retrieve the Classification and Characteristic details and ultimately could succeed in getting the output I desired.

 

The objective of this blog is to share this result with the forum, so that needy members would be benefitting. Also if I chose to explain how I coded it will be a long one and full of technical things and quite likely to be boring. So what I thought to do is explain briefly and give the code, so that you will be able to assign your own Tcode for it and use.

 

Report is mainly based on these two FMs

 

Function ModulesGives you in a table
ALM_ME_CLASS_CHAR_GETDETAILRetrieves the details of all Characteristics of the inputted Equipment
BAPI_OBJCL_GETCLASSESRetrieves the details of Values of above characteristics.

 

There was lot of further treatment in the code to get the desired output. So we now see the Selection screen.

 

 

The Selection Screen

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Here you can see that apart from Equipment number I’d opted for Class and Planner Group in the Selection screen, so that the output would bring the Class/characteristics values of multiple equipments belong to this criterion.

 

 

Then,

 

The Output

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Because there is no such standard report available, it was a sense of accomplishment the moment I arrive at the above output. Hope members too find it useful.


Last but not the least, the code is here: Code for report on Equipment vs Class vs Characteristic vs Values .

Based on this code as Driver program, a smartform has been developed later: Screen-shot of Smartform




Good luck

KJogeswaraRao


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    During PM implementations the masterdata is collected from various Plants / Plant Sections of the client, arranged in excel sheets and uploaded by the Core-Team through BDC  programs usually. This masterdata consists of the Asset Structure (IH01), Catalogs & Codes,  Maintenance Plans, Measuring Points etc. In large industries where the Asset structure runs into 100s of 1000s of equipments, we managed the uploading by giving authorizations to end-users selectively by creating and assigning suitable roles. The BOMs namely Bill of Materials is one such Masterdata, the author arranged for uploading by the respective end-users. For this purpose I developed one-stop Tcode through which user will be able to upload/update easily all sorts of BOMs namely:

     

    • Functional Location BOM (IB11,IB12)
    • Equipment BOM (IB01, IB02)
    • Material BOM (CS01, CS02).

     

    Let’s see the Tcode screen

    selscreen.jpg


    The above selection screen is self explanatory.  However, let me do it for you.

    There are 3 parts:

    1. GOS toolbar where all the excel templates are kept as attachments.
    2. The Upload new BOM section having 3 radio buttons for IB01, IB11 and CS01
    3. The Update existing BOM section having 3 radio button for IB02, IB12 and CS02.

     

    This screen is a simple radio button Call Transaction program. What we understand is this screen calls 6 programs one at a time (Radio button) as per the user’s choice. So the real BDC programs are those called programs. Let’s have individual screen-shots of these programs. (For IB01 and IB02)

     

    IB01

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    IB02

    2.JPG

     

     

    Rest of the screens (for IB11, IB12 and CS01, CS02) are similar.

     

    Here Mode of uploading there are 2 options

           A - All screen Mode

    N - No Screen Mode (Background) just like usual BDC programs.

     

     

    Though it is not related to the theme of the post, I am sharing the screen-shots of Excel templates of my program

     

    IB01, IB02

    ex1.JPG


    IB11, IB12

    ib11.JPG

     

    CS01, CS02

    cs01.JPG

     

    As you have seen, the Templates for Uploading and Updating a particular BOM is same. In fact very small modifications in the Upload programs created Update BOMs programs. In each BOM template I have given provision for 18 components. (These can be as many as per requirement) Also these templates are very specific to my programs. You will have your own templates depending upon the coding of your own batch program.

     

    The main all-in-one screen program  is a very simple report program (though looks like a dialog program). This has been another very useful idea to develop such user-friendly screen, so thought of sharing with the forum.

     

     

    Thank you

    KJogeswaraRao

    This blog is in continuation to my previous blog "LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 1)" - LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 1)

     

    We will continue here with Step 9 - Specify Files

     

    Step 9 – Specify Files:

     

    Before performing this Step, you need to create your File format with exact field sequence.

     

    For creating the Format, simply transpose your Excel File fields from column to Row as shown below:

    33.png

    (Here I have mentioned only Single line for data you should have all the data which you wish to create in one time as in screen shot below)

     

    Select only the Data from excel sheet and copy it to notepad file as shown below and Save:

    34.png

    Now in SAP, double click “Specify Files” in the Menu List screen which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    35.png

    Double click on “Legacy Data - On the PC (Frontend)” which will pop-up the dialog box as shown below:

    36.png

    In File field select the Notepad File created, in the Name Field assign any desired name and make other selections exactly as shown in the screen and Press Enter, Save and Back.

     

    Step 10 – Assign Files:

     

    Double click “Assign Files” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    37.png

    As we have single Structure and Single File, it is auto assigned to Structure. Just Press Save and Back

     

    Step 11 – Read Data:

     

    Double click “Read Data” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    38.png

    Without making any changes to this screen, press execute button which will show the screen as below:

    39.png

    This will Show the exact number of total records/ Masters which you have mentioned in your notepad file. If this does not match the exact value, check your notepad and excel file for data. Once Confirmed, Press back twice

     

    Step 12 – Display Read Data:


    Double click “Display Read Data” in the Menu List screen, will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

    40.png

    Without making any changes to this screen press enter, which will show the screen as below:

    41.png

    This screen is displaying all the Master Data Records which are read from your notepad file. Double Clicking any record will show Field-wise Data where you can check the correctness of your data (this step is not mandatory).

    Once confirmed press back twice.

     

    Step 13 – Convert Data:


    Double click “Convert Data” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    43.png

    Without making any changes to this screen, press execute button which will show the screen as below:

    44.png

    This will Show the exact number of total records/ Masters which are converted from your notepad file to Structure. If this does not match the exact value, check your notepad and excel file for data. Once Confirmed, Press back twice

     

    Step 12 – Display Convert Data:

     

    Double click “Display Convert Data” in the Menu List screen, will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

    45.png

    Without making any changes to this screen press enter, which will show the screen as below:

    46.png

    This screen is displaying all the Master Data Records which are read from your notepad file. Double Clicking any record will show Field-wise Data where you can check the correctness of your data (this step is not mandatory).

    Once confirmed press back twice.

     

    Step 13 – Create Batch Input Session:

     

    Double click “Create Batch Input Session” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    48.png

    Make the selections as per shown in the screen above and press execute. This will guide you to screen as shown below:

    49.png

    This will display the number of transactions saved for execution. This all fields should be in green. If any record is in red, please check your entries again. If all records are green, press back twice.

     

    Note: For some masters or for recording method Step 13 would show a simple screen where you need to tick “Keep Batch Input Session” and execute.

     

    Step 13 – Create Batch Input Session:

     

    Double click “Run Batch Input Session” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

    50.png

    This screen can also be executed through SM35.


    Here select the record you want to process and press9.pngwhich will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

    51.png

    Processing Mode:

     

    First Option “Process/ foreground” will guide you to each field of each screen of your Master records.

     

    Second option “Display errors only” will process your program in Background but will stop at Errors in any Field of any Screen which you can change.

     

    Third Option “Background” will process your program completely in background and will update the errors at last.

     

    (Recommended to use “Display errors only” option)

     

    Additional Functions

     

    Select the “Extended Log”, “Expert Mode” and “Dynpro Standard Size” options.

     

    Once made the above selections, press process.

     

    Once all the data are uploaded will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

    52.png

    Pressing “Session overview” will show the session details and “Exit Batch input” will exit the transaction.


    Here it completes the Legacy Data Migration Workbench (LSMW) process.



    Hope I have clarified the process very clearly.



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