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How To Retrieve Text Information in MB11

In the text field of MB11, I input information about the movement transaction I performed. How do others retrieve the information when looking at the batch information? See images for example

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    Jun 07, 2017 at 09:02 PM

    The first screenshot has not the text that you entered in the movement.

    The text has nothing to do with the batch record, the text field is in table MSEG (movement item) and has the name SGTXT

    Your screen from MB51 is customizable, any enduser can do that by selecting from the menu Settings > Display Variant > Current

    Clicking then the item button and finally select the text field on the right and move it to the left.

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    • MSEG-SGTXT, you see this with SE16N table browser transaction. you can also see it in MIGO > display document

      And how you make a note and attach documents in MB51 should be shown by you, as this is not possible for me. Except you are just going from MB51 by double click into the document itself, which is then actually the MIGO transaction and not MB51.

  • Jun 07, 2017 at 04:36 PM

    This text is a text to the movement and can be retrieved by the usual transactions for movements: MB51

    This text is not going at all into the Batch Master (MSC3N transaction) so you will not find it there

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      In MB51, i could not find a way to display this text. However, when I double clicked on the information from MB51 I get into detailed batch information. see images I was able to make a note attachment that any can view. Is there a faster way to make text information like this possible without going through MB51? I would think that an ERP system like SAP would be able to convey this type information quickly when a material movement occur and one needs to know why it was moved. In this case, material was moved from one location to another because there is need to rework it. Please advice

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    Jul 25, 2017 at 09:29 PM

    Hello Jürgen L,

    You answered my question thoroughly. Unfortunately, the image you have is quite different from mine. The text section is not visible. However, one thing I did learn was that I can forget using MB11 and use MIGO for posting. It is much better.

    I found another way to display convey the information I need to convey using the notes section. see attached image

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    • this is based on on your own customizing, SAP cannot know what reasons you have for a movement, you have to collect the reasons and need to set them up per movement in transaction OMBS

  • Jul 26, 2017 at 04:27 AM


    The note you attached is rightly pointed out by Jurgen as Generic Object services.(GOS)

    I had little exposure on working with GOS attachmnet of notepad,win word,PDF etc on material master.If you need to find the attachment,then you might explore the option of using T-code OACR. We used the same.

    Input class type as 'BO'.and business obj type you can browse as below.Then in next screen you will get popup with material doc and year.

    give input only as year and then in next screen select document type etc.



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