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Unable to move decision points in PPM item

Hi experts,

We are using SAP PPM 6.0.

There are several decision points for the item.

I have created an item.

The issue here is that I have got stuck at one particular decision point where I cannot move this particular DP forward or backward.

Kindly suggest some solution.

Thanks and regards,


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    Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Hi Sameer,

    Could you specify more why you cannot move your DP forward or backward?

    the reason can be your DP status are not correct defined, but we need to understand more your technical problem


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    • Former Member Sameer Gudi

      Hi Sammer,

      yes you are right. In this case i would ask you to check the customization whether the Status of the decision Point is maintained as end Status and the Status Group is maintained as closed for that particular item type.



  • Posted on Dec 09, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Hi Sameer,

    This is what we did with one of our PPM items with similar symptom:

    • By accident, decision point(DP) of an item, that was active, became inactive (status field empty) and user could not move the DP in either direction. The DP in question was second of four DPs for the item.
    • Decided to update the item via utility program RPM_DX_ITEM
    • Downloaded the excel format for RPM_DX_ITEM
    • Filled in data in worksheets 'Item' and 'Decision Point' in the excel workbook as below:
      • In worksheet 'Item', filled-in values for all fields for the item (for which I have values). (for ex:if there was planned start date for the item already, filled-in the same value here). If you don't maintain the values, it may be possible that the existing values will get wiped out. PLEASE CHECK
      • In worksheet 'Decision Point', filled in the first and second DPs for the item with Decision ID, name, and status:
        • for first DP- status was as in /rpm/decision table
        • for second DP- its first status as per configuration
    • Saved the file
    • Ran the utility program with the above file, in 'change' mode and with 'Overwrite decision points'
    • The DP in question became 'active'

    Hope it helps,


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