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Can we select multiple freight units and put planning block on them in one click?

Jul 20, 2017 at 05:43 AM

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I need to put planning block on large number of freight unit. Is it possible that i can do the same without opening the freight units one by one?

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I need to block a specific stage of freight units only

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B. Mateman Jul 31, 2017 at 06:23 AM
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Dear Ankit,

I think your requirement is to do this in POWL transaction Planning -> Freight Units -> Overview Freight Units.

In this POWL there is indeed no button to set a planning block, however if I choose the button "Set Country- Specific ACS Status" I have the option to set a block (don't know if it's planning or execution block) if I choose Country DE, Not secure. One option is to find the logic behind it and create some custom development (what are the risks? People might set huge volumes by accident on Planning block, what will be the impact?

Another way to influence planning status might be the "Organizational Interation" (OI), these buttons can be activated in the transportation Cockpit, I believe it must be possible to set a planning block as consequence of OI, don't know the exact details but search for "Organizational Interaction" and "TM" and you will find the SAP documentation.

A third way, and maybe the best way, is to use event management, by booking events it also must be possible to influence in the planning status. I don't know the exact reason for the requirement but some kind of Event must happen why you want to set them on planning block. There is also some standard SAP functionality I believe e.g. if the credit limit check fails on ECC site the planning or execution block is set on the DTR, which is propagated to the FU, however I am not 100% sure.

At last, but least pretty, option might be to write you own program and execute it when required in SE38, there is already a standard program "/SCMTMS/DETERMINE_EXEC_STATUS" maybe this can be the basis for your customer development.

I'm curious which solution you have found and implemented.

Kind regards,

Benno Mateman

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Thanks a lot Benno for providing so many ways to meet the requirements.

Our priority is to block the FUs on transportation cockpit on the basis of stages, if possible or filtering the FUs on the basis of loading locations and block them. I checked the transportation cockpit with the help of OI. But the buttons for OI do not have any impact of blocking status of the freight unit. The Planning Block status column is also there in the transportation cockpit under freight Unit Stages, but it cannot be used for blocking the stages of the freight unit.

"Set Country- Specific ACS Status" functionality cannot be used here as we are considering the stages/loading location.

Meanwhile I will be checking the program provided by you and will see if I can do something with the same.

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Dear Ankit,

Might very well be that the OI status does not influence the planning status, I don't know:

You read this?

"The functions for confirming or rejecting proposals are not displayed as standard, and so the planning and execution organization must first select an appropriate layout set in the transportation cockpit. For more information, see Use of Profile and Layout Sets."

Source: https://help.sap.com/saphelp_tm91/helpdata/en/64/e012d47e7c46219a71f8d97a5a9e1f/frameset.htm

And if you put a filter in your selection profile for FU;s and set OI-status "not equal" to rejected, I think they won't appear in Cockpit.

Good Luck!

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Thanks Benno. I tried with OIs.

Set the OI-Status of relevant freight unit stages to "Confirm". (There are 3 options available: Confirm, Reject and Set to Confirmed with Deviations by Carrier.). Still the FUs are visible in the cockpit and not blocked.

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Nitesh Saluja Jul 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM
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Hi Ankit,

One idea, may not be fully correct, you can plan all those FU's on a dummy Freight order/Freight booking and Block the Freight Order/Freight Booking.

BR//

Nitesh

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Thanks Nitesh,

These stages will be created after the predecessor stages are planned by user on a daily basis, so planning them daily into a dummy FO/FB will not be advisable in poduction system. If possible, it would be good if we could block it by any program/custom tcode , but I am not able to filter the created freight units through stages.

Regards,

Ankit

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Hi Ankit,

Okay, i thought it was once this case.

Certainly the above suggestion may not work, but can you give a high level idea of your scenario, why these stages are getting created even, if they have to be blocked always?

BR//

Nitesh

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Dear Nitesh,

We have one freight unit which can be planned into freight order. But we are splitting that stage into into 2 stages and we only want to plan the first stage out of the two into freight order. We want the second one not to be planned. There will be various freight units with this case. So I am trying to find a way such that for multiple freight units the 2nd stage could be blocked just to prevent the users from planning them.

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Hi Ankit,

Are the Freight units originated from FWO, OTR or DTR?

Also, is the stage split automatic or manual?

BR//

Nitesh

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Former Member

Freight Units are originated from OTRs and the stage split is manual.

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Hi,

I think there can be 2 solution options for this problem.

1. If you are on TM 9.3 or higher, Use the stage profile logic in OTR to split the stage and making the Stage 2 always "Not relevant for Planning".

2. In case Solution 1 is not possible, you may need to enhance the stage split logic to have always the 2nd stage have a planning block or build an report or POWL for mass blocking it.

Best Regards

Nitesh

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Gurbhej Singh Jul 21, 2017 at 08:56 AM
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Hi Ankit,

As far as i know FU powl does not have any such button to perform this action,

however you can select multiple FU's and cancel them in a single go.

One more idea :

You can open all FU's in BOBT by adding as many rows you want and can execute suitable action to perform this activity.( You may have to find proper action related to stages (STOP) as planning blocks are imposed on per stage not on the whole document.)

Regards,

GS

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Thanks Gurbhej,

But is it possible by any means that the FU stages can be blocked on transportation cockpit?

Or, is it possible to filter the freight units on the basis of stage IDs , so that we could put the block ?

Regards,

Ankit

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