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Counter based maintenance plan - Incorrect Measurement Reading

We have a counter based maintenance plan that is supposed to trigger an order every 3600 counters. Accidentally a user entered a measurement  and made a typo that caused the jump in the reading by a million. This resulted in SAP triggering several hundred orders.

Is this behavior normal and is there any way to stop it?  Either give an error when a wrong reading is entered or let SAP create only one work order instead of creating hundreds of them.

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    Sep 11, 2014 at 02:12 PM

    We had a very similar incident.

    We subsequently utilised user-exit IMRC0004 to check the new measurement value was within a certain %. If not, then a popup is issued to warn the user.

    Talk to your ABAP Team.


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  • Sep 12, 2014 at 01:34 AM

    Hi Anir

    What I usually suggest is using the completion requirement box to be set for counter based plans including the multi-counter ones. The other thing isĀ  running deadline monitoring with shorter call intervals for these maintenance plans in order to limit creation of the orders/notifications. First does not allow creation of multiple objects at the same time and the second helps creation of the subsequent orders not too early.

    The enhancement that was addressed by Pete Atkinis a very smart one which will also control/check the correct entry of the measurement readings.



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    • Hi Pete

      Yes, you are right! I t will create tons of calls. But if I am not wrong, it will not create the subsequent call object (order or notification) unless the previous one is completed. Again, yes, you are right, the scheduling will be impossible to manage.