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Transaction CAT2 …Message no.LR186 – enter the hours

Transaction CAT2 …Message no.LR186 – enter the hours

Issue: Cannot enter long text where Wage Type has KM as UOM.

We have certain wage types that allow personnel to enter mileage (km). When a user enters a mileage value, the SAP STD message: Enter the hours before you maintain the long text is received.

This message pops-up after the user has entered a value in the CATSCELL.

When the UOM is not hours, CATSQUANTITY field is populated and not CATSHOURS, hence the message because the checks is as follows:



According to SAP, this is normal behaviour.

There are no plans to change this standard behaviour.

I would like to know if anyone out there has encountered this situation before and what solution or work around you came up with?

Thank you.

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  • Posted on Jul 06, 2012 at 02:34 PM

    yes this is standard typically unit is H and if you want different unit you can use CATS0002

    In CATs functionality the unit of measures are read directly and
    and CATS always takes the first suitable entry of table
    T006 that fits for hours and this unit of measure is used.

    This is done with following technical background:
    The time sheet (CAT2) only allows entry in hours in the standard
    regardless on the units assigned to activity type, work center etc.
    As you already know this is hard coded in SAPLCATS in the form

    1.) Modification when the unit is determined: function group CATS, form

    GET_UNIT_OF_HOUR. At the end of the form set field UNIT_OF_HOUR.

    2.) Change the MEINH of each record to the desired value via exit


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