Services for Object Icon is missing in VA22/VA23/VA32/VA33/VA42/VA43/VA02/VA03

SD Transactions for quotation, Contract, Scheduling Agreement, Contract, Sales Orders, etc do not have “Services for Objects” icon activated. Due to performance issues, SAP has de-activated the GOS functionalities for these SD objects beginning from Version 4.7.

However, this can be activated again individually by setting user/profile parameter SD_SWU_ACTIVE = X in the user paraneters using either SU01 or SU3.

Please refer notes 1466810 – Object services missing in SD Sales transactions  and 598073 – Message “No service available”  in this regard.

Because of technical restrictions in SD the functionality Object services are not available in the SD create transactions (e.g. VA01, VA21…).

If you want to activate it for an object where it is not available, you have to take help from your technical consultant to activate it through enhancements. The Class CL_GOS_MANAGER is used for activating the GOS toolbar.

No open billing quantity has been determined

You will come across this error if you want to post the billing document for the Sales order line item with item categoy TAS for 3rd party sales scenario besides other cases. In standard case, system allows posting billing document only after the vendor is paid. That is steps to be followed are: VA01 – ME21N (creation of PO with reference to PR in Sales order)  – MIGO – MIRO – VF01. If MIRO step needs to be avoided, please change the following settings:

1. VOV7 for the item category: Change the Billing Relevance to B.

2. VTFA for the Item category (Target Billing document and Source Sales Doc type) change the Billing Quantity Indicator to E.

Duplicate Customer Check in SAP

In order for the system to check the duplicate Customers in SAP, please maintain an entry for message no F2 145 in SPRO –> Financial Accounting –> Customer Accounts –> Master Data –> Preparation for creating Customer Master Data –> Change Message control for Customer Master data.

This node also can be reached via SPRO –> Logistics – General –> Business Partner –> Customers –> Control –> Change Message Control for Customer Master Data

This message gets switched on if the system finds an entry here. Maintain the value as I for online (for a Note in a Window. i.e. for an Information message) and “-” for switching off this message. You can control this message for Online as well as Batch input. SAP standard is just an Information message which gets kicked in if Customer’s or Business Partner’s Nam1 or Name2 and Search term exactly matches to any of the existing customer or Business Partner. 

If you want to make this message an error message, please execute OBMSG transaction and change the settings for F2 application area to include the options of Error and Warning, etc. and also change the default behaviour. Please note that this change is in the SAP’s Entry Area and SAP recommends not to make any changes. However, if it is unavoidable, you can  make this change and cdocument it properly. This change will be overwritten in the next upgrade of your system.

 The fields which the system checks are: name1, name2 and Search term1. They should exactly match for this check to be switched on for a new customer and it shows the existing customer with the excat match.

For IS Media, Duplicate Check Active indicator needs to be set for performing check of duplicates. This indicator can be set at SPRO — > SAP Media –> General Settings –> Maintain General IS-M Control Parameters.

However, duplicate check is not supported when BP is created via IDOC or BAPI

Material Substitution Table in SAP

When you use Material Determination / Material Substitution functionality you execute VB11 to store the record. A condition record number is stored in the table KONDD with the record number (KNUMH), the sustitute Material (SMATN) and the reason of substitution (SUGRD). Further details of the condition is stored in the table KOTD001 (Material determination type, Material entered, Validity end date of the condition record, Validity start date of the condition record, Condition record number KNUMH linking KONDD)

One Step Procedure for STO between storage locations

When you use “Set Up Stock Transfer Between Storage Locations” you can activate “Stock Transfer According to One-Step Procedure” with same plant as “Supplying (Issuing) Plant in Stock Transport Order” as the receiving plant in the following config node:

Materials Management –> Purchasing  –>Purchase Order –>Set up Stock Transport Order –>Assign Document Type, One-Step Procedure, Underdelivery Tolerance

If you set the indicator for the one-step procedure, the goods receipt is posted in the receiving plant at the same time as the goods issue is posted in the issuing plant. In case of STOs between storage locations, both these plant can be the same plant and SAP allows this for this case.

Material Number range got reset in SAP

If you are doing any changes to settings in the Material Types or in the Field Selection, system resets the number range of the material types you have changed the configurations. So you need to change the number range again in the target system where you are transporting these changes.

You need to be very careful if you are transporting such changes into a productive system.

Missing and overlapping fields in BP screens in SAP

After upgrade to EHP6 from EHP5 in ECC6 we had corrupted screens where some fields got currupted. Some fields went missing and were sitting on top of other fields in the screen. The problem got resolved after re-generating the screens. Issues like this happen most likely after an upgrade.

You need to regenerate the carrier dynpros by following the below listed steps:
1. Transaction BUSP
2. Select ‘all Screens’
3. Press F8

Once the programm is finished, the issue should be solved.

How to create SAP CTS project

You can create a CTS project in the transaction SPRO_ADMIN. You can create a project if you have authorisation for the auth object S_PROJECT. You can refer the HELP portal to follow the step by step instructions.

After creating the project, please specify the scope by following the step by step instructions in the HELP portal and generate the project.

After generating, you need to activate CTS Project for your consultants to be able to create transports in this project or assign existing transports to this project. For this please go to the tab “Transp. Requests” in the transaction SPRO_ADMIN and click on the “Activate SAP CTS Project” push button and save the project.

This project is now available for consultants to use for assigning transports and/or creating transports on this project.