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How can I set the Item ID like a obligatory field? (PPM 5.0)

Dear Guru's;

I tried to set the Item ID like a obligatory field, but I can't do it.

I configured the follow SPRO:

* SAP Portfolio and Project Management -> Global Customizing -> Portfolio-Dependent Settings -> Define Portfolio Types

Set obligatory the Iten ID (Technical field MASTER_ITEM_ID), but doesn't work it's still not obligatory.

Someone can set this field like a obligatory field?

Best regards.


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    Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Hi Mariano,

    The technical field is EXTERNAL_ID. Configure the field EXTERNAL_ID as Required for the protfolio type.

    Then Item Id will become mandatory.



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    Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 06:30 PM

    Hello Mariano,

    You would use the path you have mentioned if you want to override the settings by using certain activity type or for a specific portfolio type.

    But if you want to make the Item ID as a obligatory field across all the portfolio types you would have to follow the below path:

    Portfolio Management > Global Customizing > Global Field Settings > Define Custom Field Configuration Select object type RIH > UI Configuration.

    I personally advocate scenario 2 unless special restrictions apply towards different portfolio's or different authorizations needs to be established for different levels of control.


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