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BOM is in use cannot make changes : production order

Hi Experts ,

When we transfer a  production order to SAP ME I am getting the following error  - “BOM is in use and cannot make changes”.

We are using the same BOM (No changes ) for each  production order . However when the previous production order is released to shop floor in SAP ME  with this BOM ,the next subsequent production order is getting the above error . Then I have to go the SAP ME BOM Maintenance and uncheck the current version and do a “RETRY”  in SAP MII for the successful transfer .

As per the document ,

SAP ME defaults the first BOM to version A and increments an additional integer value for subsequent updates. For example: A-01, A-02. A new BOM version is created when you change the following in SAP ERP:

  • Material numbers of ERP BOM item
  • Subitems quantity of the ERP BOM item
  • Quantity of ERP BOM item
  • ERP BOM status    -    Status is changed to releasable from NEW  in SAP ME
  • Quantity of ERP BOM header

My Question is :

1. Is it correct if the BOM is in use ,we cannot use it for new production order ?  if yes is there any set-up where  MII can automatically update that to a new version instead of manually updating it in SAP MII

2 . If I makes changes in the  production order xml the status to “releasable” .will it then take the same BOM and the version .



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3 Answers

  • Best Answer
    Nov 04, 2015 at 02:46 AM


    Set the ignore bom updates system rule to true



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  • Nov 03, 2015 at 01:15 PM

    Small correction : Status is by default releasable when the new  production order is imported to SAP ME .

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    • Hi Kishore,

      I've just quickly tested the scenario below in

      1. Import an ERP shop order.

      2. Release the order.

      3. Update <ShopOrder> tag (chnage the ID of the order) in the WS request of the previous order import and send the WS request to ME (via soapUI).

      4. Actual result: the new order is created with the same BOM which is in use at step #2.

      So, if there has been no change to the BOM, the new order should take the existing BOM, no matter were it released or not.

      Thus it is either a different scenario or a bug on your version of SAP ME.



  • Nov 10, 2015 at 07:53 PM

    Thanks Steven .The issue resolved after setting it to true . Sergiy - I am using the following version Base Counter 201508271638 Thanks, Kishore K V

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