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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Process Inbound IDOCs Using Serialization

When there is a dependency between IDOC message types while processing or distributing, IDOCs must be processed in a serialized manner. 

In order to achieve this requirement, IDOC serialization must be used.

i.e. Vendor Master, Customer Master, Material Master, etc.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Basic Subcontracting User Manual

In a subcontracting scenario materials are sent to a third party vendor to add value by carrying out an operation. Once the operation is completed the subcontractor (3rd party vendor) sends the value added materials to the manufacturing plant in order to complete the finished good.

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Author: Tharaka Perera

Friday, January 15, 2016

How to Configure Delivery Creation Transaction VL10X

Based on various business requirements it is possible to use VL10X transaction for delivery note creation. As an example we use VL10C for sales order line item delivery document creation, VL10E can be used to create delivery documents for schedule lines, etc.
Therefore it is necessary understand how to configure this transaction based on your business requirement. SAP has given a provision to configure this transaction via a functionality called "Delivery Scenario" and "List profile (Role)". These fields can be seen under the "User Role" tab of the VL10X transactions.

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Thursday, December 17, 2015

How to see the change log for deleted deliveries


It’s often requested by the business to see who has deleted a delivery document in the system. Once document is deleted, you cannot view the change log of that document and therefore you don’t have any method to capture those changes (including who has deleted that delivery document)

If you want to see how to prevent the delivery document deletion in your SAP system, please click here
If you want to see how to block the sales document delete option, click here.
In this document, I will explain how you can view the change log of a deleted delivery document. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Monday, October 19, 2015

Intra Company Stock Transport Order Processing

It’s often required to transfer stock between plants in a same company code. For example, if one plant has stock, which is required by the other plant, you need to have a mechanism in SAP to do that. As part of the SAP process, you should be able to track the stock in transit and print all documents required for that as well. Plant to plant stock movement in SAP is known as Stock Transport Orders in SAP (STO).

Let’s see how we can configure this STO process.


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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Credit Master Text Configuration

Sometime back we discussed how to configure text types in SAP. Please click here to view that. But in that configuration we didn’t see the text types that are associated with credit masters (Transaction: FD32). There are two types of credit texts available in the credit master. They are; 

  1. Central Text
  2. Credit Control Area Text

Above text types cannot be configured under normal text type configuration transaction VOTXN. Therefore let’s see where this customizing is stored in IMG

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Monday, August 24, 2015

How to activate AFS top node check (JS Partner) by sales organization


Earlier we discussed about the error message that we have seen in IS-AFS system at sales order creation. i.e; Top node XXXX for ship-to YYYY not maintained or ship-to is not valid

Message no. 8W321

This is a global setting in the AFS system and therefore you cannot activate/ de-activate it only for a given company code or for a sales organization.
But in todays business world it is very common that one company acquire another company. Lets say both companies were on SAP IS-AFS and one has the top node heck activated and other doesn’t. Now when you try to migrate customer master date from top node de-activated SAP system to the tope node active SAP system, you will get above mentioned error message. 
In such a scenario you have 2 options to manage this situation.
1. Do the necessary master data change in the partner functions to have “JS” partner assigned to all ship to parties
2. Control the top node check error message for a given sales org / company

Today we will discuss about the 2nd option mentioned above.

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Transportation Scheduling in SAP

Transportation scheduling (Outbound Scheduling) is a standard SAP functionality which can be used to determine more accurate confirmed delivery date to the customer.
During sales order creation, user has to enter the customer requested delivery date in the sales order line item. Based on the address where the ship to party is located and where goods are delivered from (Plant / Shipping point) and system determine a route for this delivery. This route contains number of dates required for the transportation (Transportation lead time). Based on above information, system executes the transportation scheduling. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Friday, June 26, 2015

Customer Master Field Settings per Company Code

Sometime back we discussed how we could set customer master fields visible, hidden or mandatory using customizing of account groups. Click here to view the documentation. Those customizing settings at the account group level will applicable for all company codes that you operate in your SAP system. Today we are going to discuss about a business requirement where you have to share the same account group for customer master creation, but want to have different field settings based on the company code.

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fashion Attributes in FMS


In SAP Fashion Management Solution (FMS), there are 3 fields provide by SAP to do field name changes in an article master. Those fields are know as “Fashion Attributes” and located in the “Basic Data Fashion” tab. In the standard SAP, we had to get the help of an ABAP developer to do such field name changes. But with FMS, functional consultant can change the field names via customizing.

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