For consultants and power users, viewing SAP table contents is a necessity. I use the SAP SE16n table display transactions daily to sift through records while analyzing data issues, finding example records, or simply finding that Sales Order I created months ago in a client system. I nearly always rely on SAP’s SE16n transaction for these activities for a variety of reasons, but during a recent client meeting, I learned that there appears to be some hold-outs who still use the older SE16 transaction. If you choose not to use SE16n, or are simply not aware of its capabilities, read on for my top 6 reasons to become an SAP SE16n Table Display fanatic.
Picking, Packing, Shipping… Seems straightforward, right? But when you introduce batch splitting and factor in product availability issues, reporting against delivery quantities can be a challenge. But there are some interesting fields that exist under the hood that can help you build a more powerful report. I have previously demystified Sales Order Date fields. This time, let’s dive into SAP Delivery Quantity fields.
Within the Logistics Execution module, there are few functions as important as Delivery Creation. After all, you can’t bill for what you don’t ship. Even within S/4 Hana, the VL10 transactions seem to offer the best, most flexible way to create deliveries. But what if you need to adjust the way SAP selects delivery scope in these transactions? Read on to see how I used the SAP Delivery Due Index routine to filter out certain deliveries from the list.
This question on SAP discounts comes courtesy of Val:
I’m configuring a series of % discounts in SD. Each needs to apply a % to the price, not to the value (SAP default), so the price per unit decreases with each discount. The result is a slightly different final total value from the standard method. I can’t find a way in standard config, all I can do is a standard value: can you suggest anything? Do I need a custom requirement?
One of the best weapons in a support consultant’s arsenal is the ability to review document changes. Sometimes, being able to build a precise timeline around occurrences of an issue can be crucial to finding a solution. Let’s discuss more about the structure and use of SAP change records in Sales and Distribution.
SAP User Exits… Depending on your perspective, they are either a saving grace which allows you to bend SAP to your liking, or a frightening Carte Blanche which allows your clients to do the most crazy stuff (and later ask you to fix it). Either way, they are a critical tool for an SAP consultant. Their number is legion and here is how to find them. …all of them.
This question comes courtesy of Krishna. He writes (edited for clarity):
My requirement is to give a discount for the first 50 sales orders. I tried this using the condition update tool. It is limited to only 3 sales orders. I want to make it for 50 sales orders, but I am not getting anywhere. Please help me.
I’m not sure there’s much good news ahead on this one, but let’s take a closer look at the ‘Maximum number of orders’ in the SAP Condition Update function.
Inventory. It’s difficult to think of a single topic more important to more people than this. Buyers, Customer Service, and Production Planners all care about what’s available and what isn’t. And, of course, there’s the warehouse personnel that keep everything flowing whose lives revolve around inventory. For most situations, a quick stock overview is sufficient, but many times you need to get a closer look at inventory through queries or custom reports. Here are the tables you need to know about.
As an SAP consultant focusing on functional configuration, I am not required to know much about ABAP. If you’re lucky, there’s a developer within arm’s reach for handling technical efforts. However, part of growing in your field is reaching out beyond your functional area to explore new avenues. This ultimately makes you a better consultant. I’m on a project currently — a divestiture of sorts — which must explore breaking apart Company Codes, Sales Organizations, and other elements. One thing to consider — especially for mature systems — is what custom objects may be tailored for the existing organization. This helps determine what the impact will be when creating a new Sales Organization, for instance. But, how do you find those elements? More importantly, how can you find references to a specific value you’re trying to change? Read on to learn about finding text strings in ABAP programs.