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ALE distribution of SDS - no set to "historical"

Good morning again,

we are facing the following problem: we are distributing SDS from one SAP central EH&S system (ECC 6.00, EhP 5) to another SAP logistic EH&S system (4.7 110). When we distribute SDSs the current existing versions on the logistic system are not automatically set to status "historical".

We already checked the generation variants and the "set historcal automatically" flag is set.

Does anybody have an idea how to solve this issue?

Thank you in advance for your support!

Best regards,


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    Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:49 PM

    Hello Christoph

    your assumption is, that be distributing of the new version of WWI document in the target system the "old" version is set to historical as well (because the GenVar does have this set up). Therefore the "update" is down only in target system.

    First of all you should check something in your recent setup: If the WWI document will be set up in the target system in "theory" the "status" list must be generated as well. I am not sure if ALE is here really doing it right. Example: in your source system User A started generation, and then may be user B released the document. This information is in some sense part of the "info" on the document level. Now please check if in the target system the "history" is shown (with ready, released etc.). The "user" which is linked to this information should be in my opinion the "batch" user of the inbound processing. The same user should be linked to any other "header" info of your document in the target system (as long as "user" information" is of interest); I am really not sure how SAP standard handles that (we are not using it like that) but you should as well check if the "released" date on document level in target ist the same as in source system and is not the "recent day".

    (PS: may be this link could "help" as well:; may be read cross this thread as well:

    On top I assume that we are not talking abound ALE of reports of type "MSDS" but prepared as "inbound" because by standard normally you have information attached to the document in a document class.

    Could you please conform the following;: in your target system you have two document which are released after ALE distribution?

    That means

    Spec NUmber GenVar language Status released version2.0 (only an example!)

    Spec NUmber GenVar language Status released version1.9 (former WWI document)

    Spec Number etc. is always the same.


    PS: may be debugging in target system might help: I assume that during inbound processing the func. module C1F3_REPORTS_UPDATE should be called to set the old document historic (check other function modules of the same function group as well)

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    • Former Member Christoph Bergemann

      Hello Christoph,

      thanks again for your information.

      As we are getting in real time pressure and the report shipping process is not affected by this we decided to eihter "ignore" the status or use the job (set to historical on daily basis) workaround.

      Nevertheless I will follow up on this one later on and once the solution is found I will distribute it here.

      Best regards,