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Material master ZFIELD with costs extraction

Hi all

I have an existing and working master data load from R/3 that is getting material attributes (including costs) and loading them as master data in a Z field based on material. I would like to check the R/3 schedule to see when this job usually runs and how long it takes. I'm new to data extraction and these jobs were setup by someone else (no longer here)

can someone give me some tips to check this end-to-end process?

The only part I have seen so far is the BW process chain to get the data as a full update and then run the change run. The R/3 side is pretty foreign to me...

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    Posted on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    Hi,

    Data loading to a BW infoobject is normally driven from BW - Full updates and Deltas.

    The jobs can be set up directly from the relevant infopackage or a bunch of related jobs can be chained together using process chains, which have a START process to trigger the chain. These could be defined to run with a certain periodicity.

    On the R/3 side these would set up corresponding jobs usually with the user ALEREMOTE. One could search for jobs using the transaction SM37.

    Theoretically, there could be custom-built solutions to push data from R/3 to BW.

    Mathew.

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      yes I know the steps that you listed what I need is a way to actually know which R/3 jobs are related to known BW master data loads...where is the link?

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    Posted on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    Hi Barnaby,

    In BW TC RSPCM provides monitoring of batch processes of process chains. You get a job log for each process by double clicking it in desired chain. Button ‘Batch Monitor’ calls SM 37 for this particular job.

    If you want to see jobs in R/3 triggered by BW, just double click process (usually type ‘Load data, select tab ‘Process', button 'Process Monitor', select ‘Environment' from menu, then job overview, in the Source system, Log on in R/3 and check displayed job by doubleclicking it.

    Hope this is the complete process in the right sequence 😉

    Regards

    Joe

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      RSPCM seems promissing but it only shows the daily loads. I need to see all of them as this PC is either run manually (once a month), scheduled (once a month), or started based on an R/3 costing job that assigns material costs to the material master.

      The big thing here is I need to know what costing job in R/3 is required to run prior to the BW process chain...OR if there is a way that they are connected and the BW job will trigger the R/3 job or vice versa