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How to Print Preview/Print Purchase Order from S/4 HANA ECC GUI

Hi all experts,

I am involved with a new implementation with S/4 HANA. The S/4 HANA we are using is the one with ECC GUI (not Fiori).

We are having difficulties to produce an output PO. We have tried the customization via NACE but the output was not listed in the 'Output Type' F4 list under ME22N/ME21N 's Messages. The only initial Output Type present was 'PURCHASE_ORDER'. Even the NEU was not there.

Below is the screenshot of the Messages from ME21N/ME22N. The view is different than of the ECC6's.


The initial status is 'In Preparation' and when the Print button is pressed the status will be changed to 'To Be Output' as per the screenshot.


The 'Output Type' which we have customized will only be listed in F4 if it is defined in Customizing -> Cross-Application Components -> Output Control -> Define Output Type .


After maintaining the Output Type in Messages, the output message was not even listed in ME9F. I am wondering how to produce the output and change the 'To Be Output' status.


Can anybody with experience of S/4 HANA guide on this as I couldn't find any documentation at the time being.


Thank you.

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    Posted on Feb 04, 2016 at 02:21 PM

    Hi Umi,

    maybe SAP-Note 2228611 - Output Management in S/4 HANA is helpfull to you?

    Interesting quote:

    For on premise, printing is done via the spool. The setup should be the same as in classic ERP.

    Please note that printing via spool is not available in release S4CORE 1.00. You need to upgrade to S4CORE 1.01.

    To me it seems that you cannout use the output management in on premise, unsless you upgrade to 1.01?!

    best

    Joachim

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    Posted on Feb 04, 2016 at 01:36 PM

    Check the simplification list to confirm which tools now work

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    Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 09:50 AM

    Hello Team

    I am facing the issue in "In Preparation Mode" . System is giving error of "Print Queue". We are not even able to reach "To be printed" phase. Can anybody help us in this. Please help. Awaiting expert comments . Thanks in Advance.

    Regards;

    Vikrant

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  • Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 08:29 PM

    Hi All,


    Yes, there is an impact of S/4 HANA and NACE will not work for PO outputs.

    With SAP S/4HANA a new Output Management approach is in place. By design, the new output Management includes cloud qualities such as extensibility enablement, multi tenancy enablement and modification free configuration. Therefore, the complete configuration differs from the configuration that is used when output management is based on NAST. The configuration is based on BRF+ which is accessible for Customers. In SAP S/4HANA, the target architecture is based on Adobe Document Server and Adobe Forms only. For the form determination rules (along with other output parameters) BRF+ functionality is used (in this sense in combination with the message determination).

    Output management based on NAST is no longer supported for new documents in purchase order. Purchase orders which are migrated from legacy systems and for which NAST based output has been determined, can be processed with this technology. For all new purchase orders the new output management is used. Therefore in Procurement for purchase order there is a need to adapt the configuration settings related to Output Management. In purchase order it is recommended to use Adobe Forms but due to compatibility the form technologies known from Business Suite (like SmartForms, SapScript) are supported as well. This is also true for the print reports.

    In Purchase order processing it is recommended to use Adobe Forms but due to compatibility the form technologies known from Business Suite (like SmartForms, SapScript) are supported as well. This is also true for the print reports.

    In contrast to the output management based on NAST the new output management supports only the Channels PRINT, EMAIL, XML (for Ariba Network Integration) and IDOC (for on premise). Other channels are not supported by default.

    Additional information to the new output management in SAP S4/HANA can be found in the general simplification item related to Output Management (Cross Topic Area).

    Output Management for Purchase Order has to be configured. In cases where there is not customer specific configuration for the new output management for purchase orders, it will not be possible to print purchase orders or to send purchase orders via e-mail or XML.

    PO output change management impacted by S/4HANA and below is the config.

    1. Define Output Types:

    2. Define Business Rules for Output Determination:

    Help: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SAPITSM/Support+Team+Determination+via+Business+Rule+Framework+plus

    3. Assign Output Channels:

    4. Define Rules for Determination of Master Form Template:

    5. Assign Form Templates:


    Hope it would definitely help you all.

    Thx,

    Vivek


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    • Former Member

      Hi Vivek,

      If possible can you provide details about program 'ZMM_PERT_PURCHASE_ORDER_FORM' assigned in "Form Template". by name think it is developed program, is there any standard program for standard PDF template? What kind of program it is and how you linked PDF form?

      We are trying to get PDF from message screen, we are getting errors as we didn't provided any program in Assign Form Templates.

      Regards,

      Chanikya

  • Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Hi,

    With reference to First mail,

    First please maintained the details on the message screen as shown in the screen shot and then save.

    Go back to message screen and click on PDF, you should be able to see PO form and from there you can print.

    It worked for me.

    Please have look of Message details and Form for your reference.

    Thx,

    Vivek


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    • Former Member Shanthi Kumar

      Hi Shanthi,

      I am trying to send XML output from ME9ff .I did all the settings which u mentioned.

      and after executing ME9ff i am getting .

      in green this messge "

      Processing document PURCHASE_ORDER with ID 4500000056.

      Processing of output item with technical ID 00505685429F1EE697DDF7A4272F9513 using channel XML.

      but when i check in Me22n , its in error and even SXMB_MONI is empty .

      Could you guide me where i missed

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