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Traffic lights in compliance log

Hi Everyone,

We have difficulty interpreting the compliance log in GTS.

For example we have 2 determination procedures CD04 and CD06. The first points to a license exception, the second to an IVL. When transaction conditions satisfy the license exception determination stops and we get all green traffic lights. No problem. When the license exceptions conditions are not satisfied CD04 is bypassed and the system looks for valid license in CD06. If it finds a license a green traffic light is assigned. However it is the red traffic light corresponding to previously determined license exception (no valid license) that is reproduced throughout the log hierarchy back up to the root (hinting there is a block).

This poses a problem of interpretation in case of multiple line items as the operator must explode all the logs to determine which red traffic lights are valid blocks.

Secondly with GTS 8 there is no block in GTS or pop-up in the ECC for the case when, as above, there are cascaded license determinations (red dot in the root but valid license in subsequent determination procedures). For the same case in GTS 10 there is no block in GTS AND a pop-up block in the ECC.

Experience on this matter is very welcome.

Kind regards,

Pierre Begle

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    Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Hello Pierre,

    The logic for the traffic light icon is defined such that if there is even one red light preceeding a green light, then the overall status in the log will be red. However the status icon in the document will show correctly as green for the license determination, if a valid license was determined.

    If the license was found at the first attempt, ie in your example CD04 then the status is green as there is no red light at a higher level.

    I hope this explains the logic of the traffic lights in the log.

    Kind Regards

    Ann Marie

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  • Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:36 PM

    Bonjour Pierre,

    In the Control Settings for the Legal Regulation, make sure that you have ticked the flags "Check Multiple License Types" and "Cascade Active within Approval Type Determination", and create/assign an Authority for each License definition. The Authorities are set up in Code List PAPOF, in the Customs area (IMGpath: SAP Customs Management > General Settings > Customs Code Lists).

    I hope that helps.

    Best regards,


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      Merci Dave,

      In fact we had done all you say except flag "Cascade Active within Approval Type Determination". However the system behaviour is the same before and after - a license is assigned once there is a license avallable for a given determination procedure in the sequence (CD04, CD06,...). However it is the red traffic light of the first unsuccessful procedure that is replicated all the way up to the root of the log "Performance of service: legal control" despite a license having been found downstream.

      The issue is that for each item with a red traffic light at "Performance of service: legal control" you must explode the log to check if a license was ultimately found or not. This way of diagnosing is time consuming.

      Am I doing something wrong?

      Meilleures salutations, Pierre

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