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Work center capacity category change


I am trying to change work center capacity category say A to B. I took the list of open order operations via IW37N giving filter for TECO, DLT,DLFL and CLSD.

I unchecked the "Indicator: Calculate capacity requirements" from all orders and saved.

Now added a new capacity category B in the work center and assigned the new category for scheduling.

Now when i try to delete the old capacity category A, system throws an error message " Capacity is still being used". I checked the list of orders etc, i have unchecked for every thing.

Can any one help to find out a solution for the same ? Share your ideas on how you changed the capacity category in work center. is there any another way to change capacity category.

- Pithan

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    Posted on Jan 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM


    I have worked on the complete scenario you mentioned. For this, the unchecking of just the Capacity Requirements Indicator would not be sufficient to indicate non usage of a capacity category. Open the where-used list for the capacity category or the work center, now what you have to do is to change the work center on a temporary basis in all of the maintenance orders in which this work center is being used. If there are a greater number of orders i would suggest creating a LSMW recording for the same. As soon as the work center is changed in all of such orders, the system would allow you to delete the Capacity Category. After deleting it, you can change the initial workcenter back in all of these orders.



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    • Hi Usman,

      I have already tested the method you are mentioning. You cannot save a order without work center. So, you need to use a dummy work center and change all the open orders.. if you want to change capacity category from A to B. New capacity category should be mentioned in dummy or original work center.

      When you replace the work center, order will be gng for scheduling.. which leads to change of Basis start date and earliest start date... this is an inconsistency...

      To avoid it... i followed below steps

      1. Uncheck the capacity requirement indicator in all open orders

      2. when u try to delete, it will say "Capacity is still being used"

      3. Table KBED, use capacity ID and run, it will list out the pending orders

      4. When the table has no entries, delete the capacity category

      5. check all capacity indicator

      - Pithan

  • Posted on Jan 24, 2011 at 08:27 AM


    Get you ABAPers to put a break-point on the message.

    They should then be able to work out why this message is being issued.


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    • Hi Pete,

      Thank you for your info. I checked with the abaper and found table KBED. If the entries are zero for the capacity, it will allow us to delete the capacity category.

      When i check, i found some orders. Even though i have unchecked the capacity requirement in the work order, still it shows the capacity.

      I found requirement allocation is still there after unchecking capacity indicator. Why it is not changed because Order is confirmed and operation is confirmed. In this case, it acts like that...

      Do you have any idea about any SAP note which can fix this issue.... i am unable to find one...

      - Pithan

  • Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 09:50 AM

    Issue resolved

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  • Posted on May 17, 2015 at 02:22 PM

    Hello Maria,

    I meet a same question as you. But I still can not delete capacity when table KBED no entries.

    Could you please give me some advises? Thanks a lot.

    My question thread:

    Best Regards,

    Bu Fanchao

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