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Purchasing Info Record deletion flag transfered to Transportation Lane in SAP APO

Dear seniors,

Our customer asks if is possbile to automatically delete the Transportation Lane generated in SAP APO based on the transfer of Purchasing Info Record.

I've made a test in which I deleted the Transportation Lane and the PIR with deletion flag was not transfered anymore when I activated again the IM.

But they want the deletion flag of PIR in ERP to delete transportation lane automatically.

Please let me know your toughts about this, if it is possible or if you had a simiar situation and how did you solved it.

Thanks for your answers,

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    Former Member
    Oct 21, 2014 at 01:13 PM

    Hi Alex,

    In my opinion you can't delete automatically tr.lanes because you have dependents objects assigned to tr.lanes like multiple products or mode of transport.

    So, even if you want to not plan some inactive products the transportation lanes have to exist for the others active SKUs. For this reason is not possible to delete automatically the tr.lanes but you can do this manually.

    At the end the question is how to deal with obsolete SKUs. Here you have multiple possibilities. One of them is provided by SAP.

    The procedure is described in the attached link.

    O zi buna, Marius

    Logging Deactivated Material Master Data - Integration via Core Interface (CIF) - SAP Library

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    • Former Member Mariano Cabalen

      Hi Alex,

      I am not sure about your current support pack level, could you please check the following oss notes

      a) 1606128- Purchase info record- inconsistent behaviour in R/3 and APO

      b) 1762632 - Purchase info record: Deletion flag ignored in APO

      I hope this will solve your problem.



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    Former Member
    Oct 23, 2014 at 03:46 PM

    Hi Alex,

    Use transaction code massd in APO, select object type as Transportation lane.  then put block indicator for the transportation lanes which are to be blocked.

    Then use transaction /sapapo/tr_deltrpr for deleting the lanes, in this set the deletion flag under the Block Indicator on the TLane. Choose the option D - Locked and flagged for deletion..

    Please confirm whether it is working.



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  • Oct 25, 2014 at 01:58 PM

    Thank you all for the responses, specially Marius, Mariano, Sasi and Ankit.

    Seems like the transportation lane has to be deleted manually. The external procurement relationship is deactivated and the deleted PIR will not be transfered again in APO.

    After all, the way that we will handle the PIR's that are not relevant anymore will be by changing the "available to" date. From that day on the transportation lanes will not be considered in planning anymore.

    For transferring the PIR changes between ERP and APO I had to activate also the CIFSRC change pointer.

    Best regards,

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