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Drop-down selection for freetext for field on EQ

Hello together,

in order to have the field entries on equipment fields like "manufacturer" (HERST) or "model number" (TYPBZ)

more harmonized, we would like to offer the users a pre-defined list of manufactuerers or models to choose from.

Currently the entries differ a lot, as each user has his/her own writing-style to enter the manufacturer/model.

The optimum solution would be, that the list of available entries is depending on the entry in field "object type" (EQART).

I've found also an old thread on this topic from 2007 (title: Dropdown in Manufacturer field in Equipment Master), which propose

some user exists. As the thread is 6 yrs old, I thought there are new possibilities/solutions (without development - maybe in customizing).

Does anyone has some ideas? If a user exit or development with a few custom tables is not too much effort, it would also be ok (if it's the last option).



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    Posted on Sep 04, 2013 at 08:17 AM

    You can use the following user-exit for the manufacturer purpose:

    IEQM0007 Check/change manufacturer field in equipment master.

    But it doesn't work for the model number field.


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    Posted on Sep 04, 2013 at 09:10 AM

    As an alternative you could Hide the fields in the equipment master and set up classification with characteristics that would allow custom lists. What you would need to remember is that with this you then have the maintenance of these characteristics but this can be set up to allow a drill down based on your object type for example

    Pump > Pump Type > list of manufacturers that you are using.

    Hope this gives you something to think about as an alternative as no ABAP needed.


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