CSAP_MAT_BOM_MAINTAIN and initial values

•December 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment

CSAP_MAT_BOM_MAINTAIN (in conjunction with CSAP_MAT_BOM_OPEN and CSAP_MAT_BOM_CLOSE) allows you to maintain values on a BOM.  CSAP_MAT_BOM_OPEN returns the current values of the BOM.  Then you just modify the fields you want to change and call CSAP_MAT_BOM_MAINTAIN.

But what if you want to clear a field that currently has a value?  If you pass an initial value to CSAP_MAT_BOM_MAINTAIN it interprets that as “leave the existing value”.  How do you tell it you want to actually remove the existing value?

The simple answer is, set the value to ‘!’.

LBBIL_INVOICE Reference Document fields

•May 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

When working with SAP invoice SmartForms, you will soon become familiar with the LBBIL_INVOICE structure.  The print driver program populates this deep structure with lots of data associated with the invoice document being processed.

The LBBIL_INVOICE-HD_REF structure contains information on the various reference documents of the invoice – delivery, sales doc, etc.  However, there were a couple of fields in the structure that I was not sure of their usage: VBELN_VAG, VBELN_VKT, and VBELN_VG2 .  So, I did a little research, and am documenting my findings here. Continue reading ‘LBBIL_INVOICE Reference Document fields’

Object Dependency assignment – “No authorization to edit the alternative”

•October 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

We have a custom program that calls the function module CP_BD_DIRECT_INPUT_PLAN_EXT to assign object dependencies to routing operations.  Recently, this program failed with the error “No authorization to edit the alternative” (C\ 017).

I discovered that this error is raised by the function module CP_DI_IMPORT_KNOWLEDGE.  It compares the change master being used for the object dependency assignment to the change master on the operation to which the dependency is being assigned.  If a different change master is being used for the OD assignment, but it has the same effective date as the change master on the operation, then this error is raised.

Auth check failing in background

•April 19, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Today I had some logic in a user exit that worked fine when  executed interactively, but failed when it ran in the background.  Upon debugging, I found that the failure was due to an auth check.  The user ID was the same, so why would a user have authorization in foreground but not in background?

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SAP Workflow Extended Notification Configuration

•January 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The first time you open up transaction SWNCONFIG all those options can be very confusing.  There’s several tutorials out there that give you step-by-step instructions, but still leave you unclear on what you’ve actually done.  Here’s a high-level diagram I put together to help illustrate the relationships between the different configuration sections.

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SAP Workflow Notification Scheduling

•July 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

When configuring SAP Workflow Extended Notifications in transaction SWNCONFIG you have to specify run schedules for both the selection of work item notifications (“Schedule Selection”) and the delivery of notifications (“Delivery Schedule”).  Each schedule has a start time, end time, and interval.

The start time is required while the end time is optional.  So, what happens when you specify a start time without an end time?

You might assume as I did that the schedule will run at the specified interval from the start time to the end of the day.  In actuality though, SAP ignores the interval and runs the schedule once at the start time.  If you want the interval taken into account you must specify both the start and end time.

Error SG105 parking document with currency conversion

•June 1, 2011 • 4 Comments

We have a program that uses the function module PRELIMINARY_POSTING_FB01 to park journal entry documents.  We recently encountered the error “Enter rate GBP / USD rate type M for 00/00/0000 in the system settings” (SG105) coming back from this function module.

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