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planned orders in APO (PPDS) are not getting converted automatically into process orders in ECC

Hi,

The planned orders for some SKUs in APO (PPDS) are not getting converted automatically into process orders in ECC. But if we convert it manually in ECC, it is getting converted. Can you please advice on this issue? Thanks in advance.

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S.

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  • Mar 16, 2012 at 08:23 AM

    Hi SK,

    Only those orders get converted automatically in R/3 for whom the conversion indicator is set in APO. In most of the cases, you can always manually change any APO order in R/3 as it is the execution system, and is allowed to override the results from APO.

    I only know one way in which you can convert the orders in APO using transaction /sapapo/rrp7. Might be some other PPDS expert could give you more ways for this.

    In RRP7, you can give your product location, and any other relevant criteria at header level of the screen to select the order(s). Select "in-house production", then below select "convertible orders" and then select "display" or "transfer or convert" depending on whether you want to manually choose orders to be transferred from a display list, or whether you want to send the orders directly to R/3 with conversion.

    Thanks - Pawan

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  • Mar 16, 2012 at 09:39 AM

    Dear,

    Please check the R/3 integration Strategy profile to ensure that it makes sense SCM IMG --> APO-- > Supply chain planning -->Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS)--> Global settings-- > Maintain Global Parameters and Defaults check the setting of Transfer to R/3 In-House Production.

    Also check the log in SLG1  and queue in /SAPAPO/CQ.

    Regards,

    R.Brahmankar


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  • Mar 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM

    Since the APO is the leading Scheduling system, you should not convert an order in ECC. It's not recommended.

    By now I assume you are aware orders are not simply automatically converted unless you trigger this in APO. So, when you trigger the order conversion in APO, the system executes the conversion in ECC and updates APO with the Key Completion queue.

    Please check in the Queue Manager (/SAPAPO/CQ) to check if there are any errors happening when setting the conversion indicator in APO. Or check /SAPAPO/CPP if you have Post Processing on.

    Make also sure that you have an active Integration Model for your Production orders. For this, check in /SAPAPO/CFM5.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Will

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    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Hi,

    as already mentioned in the replies before there are some different options how to achieve a conversion from planned to production/process order depending on your customizing settings in transaction /sapapo/rrpcust1.

    If the indicator "Transfer to R/3 In-House Production" is set to "Create Transfer Events from Conversion Indicator" no replication to ERP will take place until you set the conversion indicator at the corresponding orders. Once the conversion indicator has been set the orders are sent to ERP and production/process orders are created in ERP which in return are resent to APO.

    The conversion indicator can be set individually per order using the product view (transaction /sapapo/rrp3) or you can use transaction /sapapo/rrp7 if you would like to do a mass conversion.

    If the indicator is set to "Always create Transfer Events" the planned orders will be sent to ERP immediately. Once you set the conversion indicator in APO, this change will be transferred to ERP and the planned orders in ERP will be converted to production/process orders. These will then be resent to APO again.

    There is one exception to the scenarios described above:

    If you are using CDP and are creating planned orders for configurable products these orders will always be automatically converted to production orders in ERP. This is because in ERP planned orders cannot be owner of an individual configuration. They can only inherit it (being observer) from related documents like sales orders or material masters (material variant).

    So even if you have not set the conversion indicator in APO for such orders, they will be converted to production/process orders once they are sent to ERP. The production/process orders are then again replicated to APO.

    The following links will provide you with some more details:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm70/helpdata/en/1c/22703760bf2d7ee10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm70/helpdata/en/da/41b2873da25d45a0c2b5b7f007d126/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm70/helpdata/EN/48/06dc01335d3557e10000000a42189d/frameset.htm

    I hope this information is of assistance.

    Best regards,

    Anke

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