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WBS Master data Conversion exit issue with Project Def


We are using the Standard SAP data source to load the WBS master data from ECC and everything looks fine except that the Project Definiction sometimes loads without the conversion exit. Most of the times it loads with conversion routine but sometimes it is not loading the way it should be.

Can some one please help me to fix this issue.

Example from PSA:

WBS  Project

XXX   SOMP0015000000

WBS master data should show:

WBS  Project

XXX   SOMP-0015

But it is showing same as PSA. Please advice. Thanks

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  • Dec 24, 2014 at 01:09 AM

    Hi Ganesh,

    Please have a look at SAP Note 454004 - PSBW: PROJ and WBSEL conversion exit. An extract of this SAP Note:

    The cause is the PROJ and WBSEL conversion exit for the project and WBS element in BW:
    There are extensive options to edit the external display of the projects and WBS elements (project coding, edit mask) in the project system in R/3.These features are included in the conversion exit in the R/3 system.
    This extensive logic cannot be represented in BW.As a result, fields exist in the attributes of the 0PROJECT/0WBS_ELEMT InfoObjects, which contain the external name in each case:0PROJECT_EX and 0WBS_ELM_EX.
    The PROJ (for 0PROJECT) and WBSEL (0WBS_ELEMT) conversion exit now reads this external name in each case and displays it.If this external name does not exist, the problem described above occurs. Possible causes:

    • You loaded transaction data into BW and the corresponding master data does not exist:When you load transaction data, the system automatically generates entries in the master data table (however, only the primary key) - the other fields are initial for such entries. Solution: load all master data.
    • You created master data manually and did not maintain the external name 0PROJECT_EX as a result. Solution:maintain the external name for the object.

    If you want to deactivate these effects, you must delete the conversion exit from the InfoObject - in this case you must always work with the internal name, which makes no difference if you do not use edit masks in the R/3 System.

    Another option is to only use the external name (0PROJECT_EX, 0WBS_ELM_EX) for the query definition.

    I hope that this clarifies the behavior you described.

    Best regards,


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    Dec 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Dear Ganesh,

    Did you solve the issue?



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