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Equipment Master data changing automatically

Dear All,

this is weird but our SAP system is changing equipment's master data once it is created.

we have blocked all the possible chances of using T code "IE02-EQUIPMENT MASTER DATA CHANGE" at user end.

we are finding it very difficult to track because every time the equipment's action log displays new SAP ID's . we have checked with same ID but any where it is not possible for that user to have an authorization for IE02

it mainly changes the master data such as description/Manufacturer/Model number etc into some weird information. and this is happening at any time where in some cases it has been found that at 3:00 am or 4:00 am. we had also checked any background job is running at same timing but we couldn't found out any such case and this is happening without any prior notice so it is difficult for us also to monitor the same

if you have gone through same experience please share with us.



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  • Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 11:40 AM


    Some questions:

    • What data is changing in the equipment master?
    • Are there any batch programs running in background to update the equipment
    • Are there any user-exits/BADIs/Etc being used in the equipment master
    • Do you have any interfaces with external systems that may be updating the equipment


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    • Former Member K Jogeswara Rao


      we have also checked with FI personnel regarding if they are doing any changes for asset master using AS01/02/03 t codes but many of times the description changes at equipment level cause an affect at their end.

      They told us that we are also having limited authorization and that to we have only single person who is responsible for such changes but his ID is still has not updated in such automatic changes till date in equipment action log.

  • Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 02:27 PM


    Get one of the users who the system thinks has updated the equipment to go to IE02 and make the change manually.

    This will check your authorisations are working correctly.


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  • Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 03:15 PM


    I fee that you must investigate through table CDHDR. Run Tcode SE16 --> Give value CDHDR --> Enter.

    Here input values as under ( OBJECTCLAS, OBJECTID, USERNAME) and Execute.

    In the output, you observe the values of fields TCODE, UDATE. You will come to know whether these changes are happening through IE02 or some other Tcode.

    Also you should try without giving the USERNAME also. In this case you will get the lines of both normal changes and surprise change also in the output, where you are likely to find out what is happening.

    In a similar way, you can investigate through table CDPOS also.

    Jogeswara Rao K

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