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DI - Service Contract 'Lines' item not adding to database

I am writing an application to load service contract data into SBO from a CSV file.

I am having a problem using the DI to add lines to a service contract.

The 'Add' method on the SAPbobsCOM.ServiceContract_Lines object does not add a record to the CTR1 table in the database.

The add method on the SAPbobsCOM.ServiceContract_Lines object is unique amongst similar add methods in that is a void function. It does not return a Boolean indicating it's success or failure, as all of the other Add methods seem to do.

I though perhaps there would be an error code waiting, but calling SAPbobsCOM.Company.GetLastErrorCode returns no error code.

It seems that I am going to have to use a RecordSet object to manually perform an insert into this table in order to do my data load.

Has anybody handled this condition before?

Here is the I am using code, for reference.

With Contract.Lines

.ItemCode = EquipCard.ItemCode

.StartDate = Data.StartDate.Value

.EndDate = Data.ExpiryDate.Value

.ManufacturerSerialNum = EquipCard.ManufacturerSerialNum

.InternalSerialNum = EquipCard.InternalSerialNum

.UserFields.Fields.Item("U_UDF1").Value = Data.CUSTOM_FIELD1.Value

' More UDF's are here, but have been removed for brevity

Call .Add '<> 0 Then ' this is a Sub, not a Function like the others

' check to see if maybe an error condition is waiting

Call mCompany.GetLastError(ErrorCode, ErrorMessage)

Debug.Print ErrorCode & " - " & ErrorMessage

Call MsgBox(ErrorCode & " - " & ErrorMessage)

End With

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    Posted on May 19, 2004 at 11:28 AM


    The structure of the Business Object is:

    Business Object

    -->Header properties

    -->Lines - a collection


    >Line - an object


    >Line properties

    -->UserFields - a collection

    -->ContactEmployees - a collection


    This means that the object to use is the main Business

    Object and not the SubObject.

    Now we get to the tricky part:

    1. Add() method of a collection will only add an <b>empty row</b>(line) to the collection - it will <u><b>not</b></u> add anything to the DB

    2. <b>Add() method of the main business object is the only add() function that adds data to the company DB</b>

    <u>Bottom line:</u>

    1. Use the Contract.Lines.Add() to add empty line in lines collection

    2. Use the Contract.Add() to add the object to company DB

    Best regards,

    Yaniv Gamliel

    SDK Consultant

    SAP Manage Israel

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    Posted on May 19, 2004 at 10:21 PM

    Thanks for the reply.

    With the DI, is it possible to load an existing service contract, then add lines to it, then save those lines to the database?

    I tried using the Update method on the contract object after adding line items to the lines collection, and it didn't seem to work.



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      Hi again,

      Opening a CSN can e done via he SAP internal tools - SAP partner has an access to these tools.

      SAP partner should also get a package of samples that demonstrates a lot of "How To"'s.

      In case you cannot find your SAP Partner - I can send you a sample code for the Line issue.

      Best regards

      Yaniv G.

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