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Interchangeability group - could not able to delete/change.

Hi Experts,

I am facing a situation where I could not able to change any of the data in Interchangeability group (ICG). Whenever I tried to do so it is throwing error as 'planning package does not exist'.

when I checked in the table /SAPAPO/HEURPACK the ICG and its planning package id does not exist but still it is there in the product master - PPDS Tab. While trying to delete the package in product master as well it is showing the same error.

can you please advise in this. Many Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Yasar 

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    Jul 25, 2016 at 06:45 AM

    Hi Yasar,

    You can go to t-code /sapapo/heur2 and create the missing planning package.

    If you're using PPDS, you should avoid using the same product in multiple INC groups. In PPDS Interchangeability, same product cannot be both the INC groups. This way, we have same successor product in both the groups forming a many to one link. (N:1 relation) This is not supported by PPDS Interchangeability. Only 1:1 Interchangeability is supported by PPDS.

    If you're not using PPDS, you can check this field "PP/DS Deactivate" in SPRO > Advanced Planning and Optimization > Master Data >Product and Location Interchangeability > Application Settings > General Settings, then system does not create planning packages while creating INC groups. With this, you will not get the planning package error while creating/changing/deleting INC groups. You can check this field, only when all the planning packages are deleted from the system.

    Best Regards,
    Ada

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    Jul 25, 2016 at 05:16 PM

    Hi Ada Lv,

    Thank you so much for your clarification, let me check with the Tcode: /SAPAPO/HEUR2 since we are using PPDS.

    So, I will be creating a dummy planning package here with the same as of the error one, and once after this I will delete the ICG. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Also please update what heuristic id I have to provide while creating the package because I could not able to give SAP_PP_I001. Since it would the dummy package, is it like we can select randomly whichever is available in search help?.

    Many Thanks.

    Regards,

    Yasar Arafath M

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    • Former Member Tiago Furlanetto

      Hi Tigo,

      Thank you so much. Have deleted the ICG now after creating the dummy records in /SAPAPO/HEURPACK.

      If we are having the situation like, product B has to be the successor for A (A-->B) and also, for product C as well we want the successor as B (C-->B), is it possible in supersession chain? Can you please throw some light on this?. Many Thanks.

      Regards,

      Yasar