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Jul 05, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Transaction CAT2 …Message no.LR186 – enter the hours

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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:

IF UCATSDB-COUNTER IS INITIAL AND UCATSDB-CATSHOURS IS INITIAL.

MESSAGE I186.

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.