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Author's profile photo K Jogeswara Rao

Catalogs & Codes: An Important Knowledge Piece

Foreword

The author believes that the tip given in this document  simplifies and drastically cuts down the amount of data upload to QS41 transaction, In fact this tip should be made use of invariably by every-one who designs the Catalogs & Codes to the Equipments. 


What is it?

An addition of character ‘&’ at the end of Code Group Description helps the Code-text (kurztext) to be very short, but while using the Code-texts  are prefixed by Code Group Texts giving full meaning.

This is being explained through Screen-captures in the following example .

QS41:

1.Object part Code Group ‘MOTOR

  Description : ‘MOTOR &

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Codes

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2a. Damage Code Group:  ‘SHFT

Description :  ‘SHAFT &’

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Codes

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2b. Damage Code Group:  ‘FNDN

Description :  FOUNDATION &

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Codes

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OQN6:

3. Catalog Profile

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The result in IW21 / IW22

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Note:

1. The above explanation is applicable for all Catalogs (B,C,2,5, A &  others).

2. Because this is a change in Description field, it is applicable to the Code Groups created and used earlier. Accordingly, the Code-Texts will  be modified in all History Notifications.

Hope members find this article useful.

Thank you

KJogeswaraRao

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      Author's profile photo Thyagarajan Krishnamurthy
      Thyagarajan Krishnamurthy

      Hi

      Thanks for sharing

      Regards

      Thyagarajan

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      Former Member

      Thanks,Everytime you are sharing something interesting and unique.Is it written anywhere in SAP official document ?

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
      Blog Post Author

      I do not remember where, but, I read this some where and used quite sometime ago.

      Jogeswara Rao K

      Author's profile photo swapnil rajane
      swapnil rajane

      Hi Jogeswara,

      Its a short one but its really very useful and important.

      Thanks for sharing.Keep it up.

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Swapnil

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Helpful tool shared. thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Srinu !

      Author's profile photo Kalyan Chakravarthi
      Kalyan Chakravarthi

      Helpful document...Thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Kalyan !

      Author's profile photo John Harrison
      John Harrison

      I really like this. Small but nice. Used it in a conversation today, and for the customer it was an OH WOW moment, followed by " I don't know if I can get them to change" . Always a problem with existing implementations. But something definitely to keep in mind when working with new codes and catalogs.

      Thanks again 🙂

      Author's profile photo Katigiri Linganna
      Katigiri Linganna

      Nice document.. i like it.. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice document....!!

      Thanks for sharing......

      Author's profile photo Gary Bracegirdle
      Gary Bracegirdle

      Nice document - simple but can be very effective!!

      Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

      Gary

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      Former Member

      Great information, thanks!

      Author's profile photo Rakesh M Choudhary
      Rakesh M Choudhary

      It's a pleasure reading your posts. Thanks for the contribution.

      Thanks

      Rakesh

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
      Blog Post Author

      Those are real nice words.

      Thank you Rakesh.

      Jogeswara Rao K

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      Former Member

      Very Nice contribution sir,

      Keep it up 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Nice contribution sir,

      Keep it up 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Sir !

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very useful document sir

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Sunil !

      Author's profile photo Ravi Prakash
      Ravi Prakash

      Thank you for posting the knowledge sharing keep posted Mr. Rao

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Ravi Prakash

      KJogeswaraRao

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      Former Member

      Very useful and thanks for sharing knowledge with real time examples.

      Best regards,

      Nitin

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      🙂 `Thank you Nitin !

      Author's profile photo Lokesh Ojha
      Lokesh Ojha

      thanks sir ...really nice one

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Lokesh 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Interesting & Impressive....... Can be used widely by Business Folks... Thanks for Sharing !!!!!!

      Regards,

      Avi

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Avinash !

      Regards

      KJogeswaraRao

      Author's profile photo Ziv Markovich
      Ziv Markovich

      Very useful information Jogeswara , Thanks for sharing

      Regards,

      Ziv

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank youZiv

      🙂

      Regards

      KJogeswaraRao

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      Former Member

      Very useful document ..Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

      Regards,

      Rohith

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      You are welcome.

      Regards

      KJogeswaraRao

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      Former Member

      I am a great fan of yours. This is too good.

      Is there any place where the real data of catalogs are shared . Let us say Pump catalogs , Motor catalogs (for possible problems , causes , damage codes etc) which is a open source ?

      Can you also write an article about classifications to be stored at function location level and at equipment level based on IS14224 methodology ? The methodological basically expects process charecteristics to store at FL level and get inherited to equipment below. The equipment will have chars very specific to equipment (like shaft dia , manufacturer etc)

      You may also share any good links on adopting IS14224 methodology to  structure PM objects

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Prasad, 🙂

      The first part, There is no such. But you will find several such information in Google by searching like 'Pump troubleshooting chart' for damages, causes tasks and activities. And 'Pump parts' for parts. Like-wise for all equipments. You will not get anything meant for using in SAP Catalogs and codes. In fact in the beginning days of my SAP, I used to wonder, why I need t prepare this data, why world reputed ERP softwares can not come with this data atleast for General Equipments like MOTOR, PUMP, FAN etc. There are several issues in  standardising this data. So often we settle down to our own data at shop levels (not even plant level). So I use to tell my shops that this is the data to be generated out of rich experience.

      A blog of my those days is here: Catalog & Codes, the Generalization issue ! (I forgot what I wrote in this blog 😆 ).

      The second point is really a practical and technically essential for industries masterdata. Unfortunately SAP implementations are seen very rarely using Classification hierarchies. My implementation is one among this. Let's hope that I will be able to post a document in future on this after my mastering this area. You may like to have thes documents on this subject.

      CACL.PDF

      CACLCHR.PDF

      Good luck

      KJogeswaraRao

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      Former Member

      Thanks a lot

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Rao Sir, Its Pleasure reading your posts. Thanks for sharing this wonderful document. 🙂

      Regards,

      Ritesh

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thank you Ritesh 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      what a Great knowledge.

      Thank you Jogeswara. You'r a master 😀

      Author's profile photo Katigiri Linganna
      Katigiri Linganna

      Very Good information.

      Author's profile photo Jogeswara Rao K
      Jogeswara Rao K
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      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Asif Sayed
      Asif Sayed

      Nice and Important Information for QM master data.

      Regards

      Asif

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