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EHS_What Specification Type to Choose When Creating a Document Template

Dear EHS Experts,

Im on the process of creating a document template (CG42) and I wanted to preview the template. Upon clicking the "Start Preview" button, im prompted with a screen asking me some details. In creating the template, what Specification Type do i need to choose? Is it Template or Dangerous Goods Classification? In general, when creating a template for MSDS, which specification type should i use? Is it template or dangerous goods classification?

Thank you so much and i hope to hear from you guys soon.

Kind regards,


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    Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Dear Mark,

    I understand that, you have gone to T.Code CG42- Edit Report Template. There you have created the template and now you wanted to see the preview of the template. Before that, you must have checked your template and got the message - Document template contains no errors

    You can start the preview via F8 or below icon

    then you will get following window asking for inputs

    here you need to mention the Specification, Gen Variant Name.

    Now coming to your question, which specification need to be selected. As a matter of fact, you need to select the Specification of Specification Type REAL_SUB

    You can select the Specification Type: DG_CL_SUB ( Dangerous goods classification) as well to see the preview but would like to apprise you that, the standard SAP EHS data structure is as follows,

    UN Listed --> DG Classification--> Real Substance

    So mostly, MSDS are getting generated for Real Substance so you need to select the REAL_SUB.

    There is special provision in WWI coding by which you can pull the information from DG Classification even if you are generating the Report for REAL_SUB.

    So, to be precise, you need to select REAL_SUB.


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