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Material Master Replication from R/3 - SRM

Hello Experts,

I'm having trouble replicating existing material master from my backend system to SRM. The scenario is below:

R31 = Backend #1

R32 = Backend #2

SR1 = SRM System

R31 is already connected to SR1. R32 was created as a copy of R31. R32 was successfully connected to SR1 while R31 was brought down to be upgraded to ECC 6. Since R32 is an exact copy of R31 all the materials already exist in SR1, however the backend system is R31. I was able to successfully replicate product categories from the new R32, as well as NEW materials created in R32 replicate to SR1, however all the existing materials in R32 will not replicate to SR1.

I've looked at queues, filters, R3AM1, all show green or success. Can anyone suggest what to look at as to why new materials will replicate from R32 to SR1, but the existing ones will not?


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    Apr 07, 2010 at 03:21 AM


    Please check the notes first

    872533 FAQ: Middleware

    788822 Filtering does not work

    720819 Middleware consumer entry for SRM in OLTP system

    519794 EBP: Replication of materials with purchasing view


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    Apr 07, 2010 at 07:35 AM

    You can ask your basis consultant to run BDLS and change logical system from R31 to R32. I think it will help and all existing material will point to R32 instead of R31.



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    Apr 07, 2010 at 01:11 PM

    Summer, Raj,

    Thanks for your suggestions. I looked at the OSS notes unfortunately nothing there was helpful as all the relevant settings were already made in our systems.

    With regards to BDLS, I'm assuming this is used if/when we change our backend system. In this case we are not changing, we will be connecting R31 back to SR1 when it is upgraded to ECC6. In that case we will have two backends, R31 (ECC6) and R32 (4.7).

    Unfortunately still not able to replicate existing materials, but new ones replicate successfully, so I don't think a filter or queues or connection is incorrectly set up?


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    • Former Member Laurent Burtaire


      I did perform all those functions. I had some trouble initially but eventually resolved them. I followed the steps in the SAP blog for replicating materials.

      I did notice field 'COMT_MULTI_SYS' (Categories from Sev. Systems) is marked true (has an X) for the R3MATCLASS entry of R31 in COMM_HIERARCHY. Could this be why a new entry was not created for R32? If so, how can that be changed? The F1 help on that field says "Hierarchy Contains Categories from Several Systems".