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Addition of New Coding Mask - impacts

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I'm new to PS module and have only basic knowledge about this module. I have a query related to the coding mask.

My customer uses a coding mask like ABC-000.00.00.00 (ABC is the Project coding key). Now they want to introduce a new coding mask with 4 digit after the coding key like DEF-0000.00.00.00. There are many projects in the Production system with coding key ABC, but no projects with DEF.

If we create a new coding mask DEF as above, what are the impacts? Whether the user will be able to use the old ABC projects as well as DEF projects? will there be any inconsistencies? what are the aspects we need to take care while introducing the new coding mask?

Kindly let me know the impacts. Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Sudeep.

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    Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Hi,

    My customer uses a coding mask like ABC-000.00.00.00 (ABC is the Project coding key). Now they want to introduce a new coding mask with 4 digit after the coding key like DEF-0000.00.00.00.

    Yes you can create new coding mask with KEY DEF (In PS , we called it PRJID)

    Use Tcode OPSJ for creating new ID and mask.

    If we create a new coding mask DEF as above, what are the impacts?

    There will be no impact on existing system, Coding mask is configured for creating Project starting with PRJID as per your coding mask.

    So if you wana create like with DEF then you must configured coding mask for key/PRJID DEF. So whenever you create new project with DEF , system will first check whether DEF PRJID exists in Coding mask list, if yes then it proceed.

    Whether the user will be able to use the old ABC projects as well as DEF projects? will there be any inconsistencies?

    User can use old coding mask also. System will pick coding mask as per your Project ID (DEF in your case). There is no any problem with that.

    what are the aspects we need to take care while introducing the new coding mask?

    Value for PRJID field must be unique. Coding mask can be upto 24 chars. You can create a mask for every key you want to use in project coding.The following characters are available for editing:

    X for alphanumeric characters

    0 for numeric characters

    Regards

    Shishir


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    Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 09:59 AM

    Hi,

    you can make new coding mask as per your requirement there there will no no issue on existing structure with old coding mask. If you don't wan't to use in future the you can lock the old one .

    Regards,

    mukesh

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  • Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Hi Sudeep,

    New coding mark will initiate a new series of project with prefix DEF, it will not impact/interfere with the existing mask ABC. Users shall be able to create/change/delete projects wit old masking.

    Coding mask is generally a way to define a standard identification of projects.

    Its up to the company's business decision that how the want to define the nomenclature(mask) of projects.

    Example: D-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XX

    In above masking which I have defined for D: Dry dock projects. D is a prefix for dry-dock followed by XXXX (4 character ) for plant then XXXX , 4 character for profit center-XXX ,XX are the running number.

    Hope you are clear on it.

    Regards

    Saurabh

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    Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Hi Sudeep,

    There will not be any inconsistencies. Please go ahead. There will not be any impact on old projects.

    Regards,

    Amit

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  • Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Thank you all for the response. Your answers were really helpful.

    Regards,

    Sudeep.

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