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Weight and volume are not getting updated in Delivery

Hello Experts,

I have one strange issue. In sales order the gross weight ,Net weight and Volume are coming properly but when I do delivery then there is a batch split so the item gets split and that time Gross weight and Net weight are coming as same which is wrong and Volume is coming as Zero. I was surprised when I noticed that after few days those are being updated correctly with correct values, automatically. I am wondering how it is getting updated correctly after few days and why not its got updated at the time of delivery creation. Kindly help me here. Really appreciate your helps !!!



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  • Mar 14, 2018 at 06:14 AM

    Nothing in a SAP delivery happens without user interaction. There is no poltergeist who changes the data.

    If you don't see anything in the change logs then it is probably changed with hard table updates.

    If that happens days after the last change of the delivery then you must not look for exits.

    If such table updates are manually then you have almost no chance to find out who has done it except you ask everyone in your organization and the person is fair enough to tell that he/she had done it and also explains the reason to you.

    If it is done with a program then it is easier to find. You go to the data dictionary (SE11) and do a where used search for the field that was changed. You will get a list with all programs and at the end you find those z and Y programs developed by your own colleagues. Of course you also have the option to ask around. How many colleagues do you have in IT who are allowed to do changes on deliveries?

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    • If you park your car in the front of the house in the evening and in the morning you find this car on the rear side of the house, do you then also believe it happened by itself? Probably not, so why do you think that field values are changed on its own after a few days?

      I am for almost 13 years the MDM person on our projects, but this does not mean that I can't ask my colleagues in the project or from the back office if there would a field change without a trace after my initial load.

      These are the challenges in bigger companies where some people do project work and others support work and one meets the other just once in a month or even less. It is impossible to get to know everything, but it is not impossible to ask.

  • Mar 13, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Did you check the change log in delivery document to see whether the weight and/or volume was updated after the delivery creation?

    Could there be a user exit which clears those values at the time of delivery creation? By setting a watchpoint to, for example- lips-ntgew, you can analyze this.

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  • Mar 14, 2018 at 02:21 AM

    Hi Nitin,

    Basically this kind of behaviour is much common in deliveries i.e. refreshing qty, weights, status indicators in sales order at later stage. How you are creating deliveries? By using Z-program (or) standard transactions VL01N / VL10B etc ?

    If it is customised program after creating DN , call the FM WS_DELIVERY_UPDATE to just refresh the DN once to adjust the calculations. This is something like open DN from VL02N and saving the DN without anyother changes.



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    • Hi Pravin,

      Thanks for your reply !!. the delivery is being created by VL01N/VL10B only. when user creates delivery that time batch item will show same gross and Net weight and Volume will be Zero that time. After few days those are being updated automatically.