Skip to Content

External Notification Reference Number

Dear all,

The client needs to create some notifications that were created previously into another system and to have in the new created notification the number from the previous system as external notification reference number. I think that, for this, there will be needed one Z-Field at header level of the notification.

What is your opinion? How to do this?

Thank you very much.


Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Follow
  • Get RSS Feed

5 Answers

  • Best Answer
    Jan 14, 2015 at 07:40 AM

    Hi Sorin,

    Is your client using Sort Field for any other means ?

    Else you can use Sort Fields for updating the External Notification reference number.



    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 08:32 AM

    Dear Sorin,

    Here some of my ideas

    1. You can use external number range for external notifications

    2. You can use existing field QMEL-QWRNUM CHAR 12 Reference Notification Number (or REFNUM CHAR 20 External Reference Number)

    if users should see this number on UI then:

    2.1. If your Customer is using SAP WebDynpro UI, then look at page 12 of the EAM Web UI Implementation Guide EHP7 | SCN

    2.2 If your Customer is using SAP Dynpro UI, then look at QQMA0001 User subscreen for notification header

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Hello Sorin,

    You said 'Field at the Header level of the Notification'

    My views

    1. You can think of having the old Notification number in the Notification short text (as a part preferably in the beginning).

    2. Sort field idea is good, but this will not be at Header level. (This is in Location tab).

    (In both the above, the Notification number will be as text)

    3. If you want to have a field exact;y like Notification number (QMNUM). then you can prefer a Z-field (data element QMNUM) and have it in Header tab. (ABAPer's job.) Refer this document for how to go about this - User-Fields in QM and PM/CS Notifications

    4.The idea of using the field QWRNUM is good too. But, this field will not be visible in any tabs of the Notification screen (IW21/22/23). This field is updated in the QMEL table and is available for making custom reports. Also, the utilization of this field is on the assumption that your Old Notifications are having 'Create follow up Notification' task in their Action box. In this case the Notifications you want to create are created by clicking on the 'Create follow-up Notification' link of old Notification action box (IW22). And then the QWRNUM field of the new Notification is filled with the old notification number from which you've created the New Notification. (In other applications the new Notification is called an Extended Notification').

    My system is ECC6.0, No EHPs. Point 4 above is based on this. May be latest EHPs have better solutions for this. See what other friends have to say !

    Good luck


    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Greetings Sorin,

    In addition to the good ideas already posted above, you may consider setting up an external number range in IW20 to accomodate the legacy numbers as QMNUM (you will only have the legacy number for legacy Notifications, then). This is of course only doable if the legacy number interval does not overlap with any interval in SAP.

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 02:01 PM

    Dear all,

    Thank you very much for your kindness. I tried the following:

    I activated the enhancement QQMA0001. Then I configured for having, at Header level, the subscreen 091. Then I included in the subscreen the field VIQMEL-REFNUM. here I talked with the ABAP-er who made some programming, so the field is available for modification only in IW21 and grey out in IW22/IW23. And also, for maintaining the data that is created in the field during notification creation after saving the notification.

    Thank you very much, again.

    Best regards,


    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded