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Quick Tip – How to create a new Solution Category in Solution Manager 7.1

Solution Manager Incident Management is now enhanced with ITSM ( IT Service Management) features and can now provide support to SAP & NON-SAP products. In this blog we focus or quickly explore the steps required to create a new Problem Category in the Solution Manager 7.1 Incident Management.

What is Problem Category?

Problem categories are used to classify problems, for example, known error or problem caused by change. For incidents, the categories are displayed in the solution category field.

Where I can see this field in Incident Management workcenter ?

It can be find in the CRM_UI transaction or the processing interface of Incident Management under DETAILS assignment block. e.g sample screenshot is shown below

problem category in crm_ui.jpg

How to configure or create a new Problem Category in Solution Manager Incident Management 7.1 ?

You can follow the below steps to create a new problem category in Incident Management 7.1

Step 1: Enter transaction SPRO or IMG and navigate to the activity as shown below

spro - define problem categories screen.jpg

Step 2 : Click the highlighted entry and the below 3 standard entries can be seen

standard problem category.jpg

Step 3 : Click New Entries and create a new custom specific for your requirement.

new problem category.jpg

Save it and exit.

Step 4 : In Transaction CRM_UI or Incident Management Processing interface it is visible now.

Entry created.jpg

Thus, above steps will help you to create a new category in SAP Solution Manager 7.1.

Please note: It is not possible to assign this new entry to a specific transaction type like SMIN or ZMIN only because this is independent.

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      Former Member

      Thanks Prakhar, this was helpful! Very useful to manage Testing Issues and integration!


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      Former Member

      Hello Prakhar,

      I have created the solution Category in the system. But I want to have that Solution category option in the search criteria. Can this be done ?

      Thanks in advance for your help ?

      Regards ,

      Shashank Sahu

      Author's profile photo Prakhar Saxena
      Prakhar Saxena

      Hello Shashank

      Yes it is possible to add fields missing in the search or result option via enhancements.

      Check below

      How to add an existing field to a search page of a different component - CRM - SCN Wiki