Why production version is important in S4- Hana?

1. BOM Selection – The BOM Selection can only be done with the Production version.In ECC the Production version selection was optional which was maintained in the Material Master>MRP4>BOM.

Now In S4 the below will be only available and the BOM Selection field has been removed.

2. Sub Contracting Process:

ECC: In ECC for subcontracting process where you need to send components to the Job work vendor a Production BOM will be created with External procurement and Special procurement as 30.

S4 Hana – Along with the Material master setting , the Production version is mandatory. If PV is not maintained then in the P.req / P.Order you will not find the the BOM Explosion.

3. Conversion Report:

For Green Field Projects , this becomes one of the Key Master data.

In case if you are into Migration Project, then Running this report -CS_BOM_PRODVER_MIGRATION02 is mandatory for creation of the production version as part of conversion.

There can be many other important reasons ,do leave them in the comment to update it… #CollectiveLearning

WorkCenter Creation

This post describes method to create the Work center(WC) data from one SAP system to other SAP system.

RCRAPDX1– This report when you run in the SAP system helps you to download the existing data of the wc from a SAP system

This report will export the output in a .txt file.

you can modify the required parameters in the file  Like CC / WC name etc.

1. Now we need to create a Standard direct input method object in the LSMW
2. In the LSMW you need to use the object ID 260.
3. Maintain the required filed in the source field and follow the standard procedure of the LSMW.

Now you can map the downloaded file to this New LSMW and upload the data.

1) You will be able to move the required data from one SAP system to another with out any loss
2) Reduces time and data consistency.

Let me know in case if you used this and was helpful.

BOM & Routing Deletion

Without Archiving:

Sometimes when we have deleted the BOM alternate and try to recreate the same alternate then we get a Error message , BOM alternate X already exists with  Message no. 29003.

1. In such case check if there is any BOM  / Plant assignment in the CS08 transaction. – if there is any entry then you have to remove the link and delete the BOM in another plant also before you re create.

2. Check if the BOM has been completely removed from plant in CS02 and also in MAST table.


When you want to remove the routing from table level without archiving then use
CA98 – Without Archiving .

With Archiving:
But you need to be “Extra Careful” when you use archiving.

BOM : CS28 – Archiving

Routing : CA99 – With Archiving