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Engineering Change Management and Standard Composition

Can anyone tell me which Object Type I need to select in
CC02 (Engineering Change Management) so I can record changes to a Specification
Standard Composition?

In CC02 I have selected Object Types Specification, Phrase, Dangerous
Goods and Hazard Substances but these do not register changes to the

Will I need to create a new Object Type or is there a SAP
Standard one available?



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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Dear Franc

    you do not have the correct understanding about the "change" management part in CG02.

    As a starter: please read this document:

    and SAP online help (e.g.; Creation of Change Documents for Specifications - Basic Data and Tools (EHS-BD) - SAP Library ). The topic of "change documents" is explained there. Short story is: don't think on "property type" level. EHS is doing all the stuff in "one" run (for any type of property, identifier etc.).

    You will find threads as:


    But the number of threads is "limited".


    PS: may be check as well:

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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2015 at 04:48 PM

    Change control will be on the spec not on the property level. Like more control on the header data, not on the property level.

    Even if you select the objects spec, dg or other it wont work for PT.

    I think CB provide more info on it, please try to explore more on change number.



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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2015 at 05:23 PM

    Dear Franc

    only one add on. May be I "missed" a little bit your issue.

    You need to differentiate between these terms:

    1.) Change documents

    2.) Change Pointers

    3.) Change Numbers

    They are not the same. Transaction CC02 is more related to "Change numbers". You can not ! compare the terms ! They do have completely different business benefit.

    Only in very rare cases you use normally in the daily business "Change numbers" If you are interested to learn about their use: e.g. check: Specifying Key Dates and Change Numbers - Specification Management (EHS-BD-SPE) - SAP Library

    and Engineering Change Management for Specifications - Specification Management (EHS-BD-SPE) - SAP Library

    As I have tried to explain: it is not ! possible to create change numbers per "property". They are valid for the whole object (in this case specification key).


    If you are interested to use them: may be read: About use of Change numbers in SAP EHS Management (Classic)

    The "incorrect" use of change numbers will give you trouble in daily use of EHS.

    Therefore for short: any change is "documented" in EHS (this is done by a "change document"; the change numbers can be used to maintain e.g. data in the "future" which must be valid starting from a specific point in time. This is no "change recording" (as the change is "recorded" using change documents).

    I hope this helps


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