8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2012 5:56 AM by saju sam RSS

Asset Linking in Equipment Master

saju sam
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Hi Experts,

We are manually maintaining Asset number of Equipment in Organization tab of Equipment master in IE01 transaction. But there is no proper link between Equipment and Asset master. Can I provide an automatic link between these 2? If Equipment number is maintained in Asset master, it should come directly into Equipment master otherwise user may wrongly select Asset number in IE01. For some maintenance plant we are not updating Asset number in IE01. Can we link Equipment and Asset master basd on maintenance plant?

 

Regards,

Sam

  • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
    James Petrie
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    From the Asset you can configure the system to automatically create the Equipment master record based on the Asset Class in Finance. The configuration for this is under the Finance Asset Module and Asset under Construction.

     

    There is no way to automatically populate the asset number in the equipment without this so can only be used for new assets. Alternatively you would need a user exit that on saving the equipment would check to see if there is a financial asset with that equipment number and if so populate the field in the equipment master.

     

    Jim

    • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
      saju sam
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      Hi Jim,

      Thanx for your reply. Old equipments were already linked with Asset numbers. So the new settings should be applicable only to new Equipments. If we do the settings in Asset module, can we get Asset number automatically in IE01? Also we dont want to create Equipment numbers with the same Asset number. Asset number ranging starts with our company code + Equipment number, wherein we want only Equipment number to be generated in IE01 excluding company code number. Is it possible to generate Equipments like this?

       

      Regards,

      Sam

  • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
    Carlos Gonzalez
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    Hi,

    You canu2019t create an automatic update on plant maintenance using the maintenance plant, standard SAP use a functionality to create the equipment master after the asset is created. You can develop a custom  solution to create the equipment on the background after the asset is created (User exit AAPM0001 Integration of asset accounting and plant maintenance)

    Regards.

    Carlos

    • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
      saju sam
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      Hi Carlos,

      Can we create Equipment number with partial Asset number?

      For Eg: if we have Asset number CMPCD123456, we want to create Equipment with Equipment number 123456.We are not using full Asset code in Equipment number.

       

       

       

      Regards,

      Sam

      • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
        Maheswaran KD .
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        Equipment number will its own internal number range, based on that only equipment will be created automatically while creating asset.

         

        For the old equipments, using BDC update the asset number. This configuration will work only for new equipments.

         

        IMG => Financial Accounting (New) => Asset Accounting => Master Data => Automatic creation of Equipment

         

        Please read the documentation for better understanding

      • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
        Carlos Gonzalez
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        Hi,

        You need to use the asset number as is on SAP, this number needs to be validated with existing asset on the system. If you want to use another number you can use a custom field or you can create a characteristic to keep the number

         

        Regards

        Carlos

         

        Edited by: Carlos Gonzalez on Jan 25, 2012 10:19 AM

      • Re: Asset Linking in Equipment Master
        saju sam
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        Hi Experts,

        Thanx to all of you for your valuable suggestions. Now I am able to create Equipment master based on Asset master. I have one more concern. While creating Asset master, under tab Allocations, there is Equipment information data. Here if I fill Equipment number it is getting reflected in Equipment master but when I fill category and object type, it is not getting updated in Equipment master. Based on Asset creation my Equipment category also gets changed. I can edit it in Equipment master also but is there any solution for this from AS01 transaction itself. In customization, I found 2 fields Equipment category and technical object type, but I am not getting these values in IE01. If you can provide solution for this also, it will be very useful for us.

        Moreover if user doesn't manually provide any equipment number, system should not allow to save Asset master. In our case, an internal sequence number is getting generated as Equipment number. Can we validate AS01 to key in Equipment number?

         

         

        Regards,

        Sam

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