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When to use CGCZ (Match up master data)?

Hi there

I am fairly new in EHS & I have to admit I am utterly confused about the purpose of transaction CGCZ. I came across it everywhere (IMG, SAP help, config guides...), but the more I am reading about it, the more confused I get. Maybe someone could help me out?

  • What is the purpose of the different options in CGCZ?
  • When should I run CGCZ? I could imagine I need to run it after having a new value assignment type created (as an example)?
  • When must I not run CGCZ? The default option is "Activate Phrasing of characteristics". Naive as I am, I ran it with this option. Which then messed up all our characteristics, as we don't even use phrases... I also saw a screenshot of a previous release and apparently CGCZ used to have a function to disable phrasing in characteristics. But not anymore...
  • Do I have to execute it in DEV, QAS & PROD? I've noticed that option "Generate symbols" creates table entries, which however don't get added to a transport. I suppose then, I need to run it in each system?
  • Is it harmful to run it several times?

Thanks in advance


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    Posted on Aug 03, 2013 at 05:28 AM

    Dear Jan

    check e.g.

    May be:

    These threads (and many others) might help you to understand CGCZ. And yes you are right: it is not easy to understand this transaction, how it should be used in which circumstance and how you should not use it.

    Phrase management: if i remember correct: a long as the characteristic is not ! defined with length "30" you can not assign a phrase (activate phrase management).


    PS: Please execute a query in this FORUM. Transcation CGCZ is discussed often. And yes: there is some risk how to use it (refer above)..

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  • Posted on Aug 06, 2013 at 01:03 PM

    Dear Jan,

    This transaction is quite complex. It would be better to execute this when u have created any new phrases/symbols or any new additions like value assignment types.To my knowledge, I do this once a while and have not encountered any errors as it updates the database. Check the thread for further information



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  • Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Hi Jan,

    I agree with Dhinesh response.

    when i have created new characteristics class of class type 100 ,phrase set-characteristic assignment,Generate symbols,IMG activities Specify Value Assignment Types and Specify Tables for Report Symbol. i will do run once. because IT will update database immediately .

    Main purpose of this activity is to match up master data such as value assignment types, characteristics, phrase assignment, report symbols.


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