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Measuring Points

Hi All,

In a measuring point (Counter), is it possible to enter the duration/frequency of updation. i.e is it possible to specify how often do we need to create measuring documents for the counter (Hourly/Daily/Weekly).



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    Posted on Jan 03, 2008 at 07:40 AM

    The process of creating Notification or Order for reminding the user for entering the Counter value is meaningless and it leads to lot of irrelevent data created. A simple way will be to write a ABAP program which could be scheduled as background job, that sends mails, inbox messages with the equipment name as transaction variant and sending a link for ik21 as ITS transaction.

    Any comments on this?


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      Hello Kannan,

      SAP has developed a shift log book which is part of the ERP Enhancment Packages 3 (EHP3). I basically uses Notifications to catch and group the data and information against Work Center or functional location or equipment. The ramp up for EHP3 has just started in December 2007.

      Hope this helps.


      Lutz Knabel

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    Posted on Dec 18, 2007 at 01:40 PM

    Dear Srini,

    There is no specific place to enter the frequency at which you should update the measuring point. But if your business requirement is to remind users to update the measuring points on a perticular frequency there is a method.

    Create a single cycle maintenance plan with the frequency/unit ( 5 hours or 5 days etc.) for the equipment. Select the setting such that only a notification is created.Give the text as "Updating Measuring Point xxxxxxxxx" so that the user know the purpose of the notification. Send alerts (emails) to the relevant users based on the notification. So this will become a notification to the user to update the related measureing point.

    Reply me if you are not ok with this solution or else kindly add me points.



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      Hello Srini,

      if you want to use SAP standard maintenance plans the minimum cycle you are forced to use is 1 day. SAP has developed all the scheduling algorithms based on that.

      But you can use it this tricky way.

      ie. you have a measuring point 4711 you want to read every 6 hours (4 times a day) on 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 and 24:00.

      Then you create one single cycle maintenance plan based upon a 1 day cylcle with 4 items and for the first item you use the description:"read point 4711 on 06:00 a.m."; for the second item use the description "read point 4711 on 12:00 a.m." and so on.

      When you schedule the maintenance plan it will create 4 notifications or orders one for each reading. If you configure an own notification type just for tracking the execution SAP standard list will easily show you the completion status of your measurement tasks.

      I personally would prefer to use an annual standing order in combination of a measurement entry reading list (transaction IK31-IK33) instead of creating hundreds of single notifications or orders.

      Kind regards

      Lutz Knabel

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