Issues in Transfer of Material Master from Feeder System to GTS
Many a time while Transferring Materials to GTS not all materials get successfully transferred / processed.
These transfers may be using the Intial Transfer of Material Master or using change pointers via RDMIDOC.
In this document, I attempt to address one such Unit Conversion issue. This issue has been asked in forums multiple times, hence creating this document to share our experience.
We are doing the initial transfer of material master using transaction code /SAPSLL/MATMAS_DIRR3 (program: /SAPSLL/MATMAS_DISTRIBUTE_R3)
In such cases, where all materials are not transfered, the message “Of X selected material(s), Y were processed successfully” is displayed.
To identify the reason / error, run transaction code SLG1 in GTS
Double Click on the appropriate log to display all the messages.
Deselect the Information (Green) and Warning (Yellow) Buttons so that only error messages are displayed
This is particularly useful if you are transferring a large number of materials, or the number of messages are huge ( for eg: a lot of warning messages)
As can be seen in the above screenshot, the error is in unit Conversion.
Conversion error in module API6850_HDR_PROD_MAP, field API6850_HDR-WEIGHTUNIT_ISO, value <Unit>
The unit is missing in GTS, the entry can be maintained in Transaction Code CUNI.
The same can be accessed in SPRO -> SAP Netweaver -> General Settings -> Check Units of Measurement.
If it is issue with a particular unit then it can be resolved by simply maintianing the same in the above path.
However if Multiple units are going to be used in Live System, then it becomes imperative to ensure that all those units are also present in GTS PRD.
To ensure this the easiest method is to adjust GTS tables with ECC tables.
In GTS open the transaction Code CUNI.
The Dimensions and ISO Codes can be easily synced between GTS and ECC using the Adjust Feature.
However for Units of Measurement, you will have to create a transport Request.
To Sync Dimensions, open it and then select Utilties-> Adjust.
Select a RFC Connection to ECC System.
Note: SAP provides such tables fully filled in 000 Client. So you can sync both ECC and GTS to your 000 Client in the begining.
In the Filter settings, Select Different and only in Compare Client. This will display only the missing entries.
You can select all the displayed entries by going to EDIT -> Select All,
Then clicking on Adjust will show you entries one by one.
You can chose to either Copy or Delete the entry , or to copy or Delete individual fields in the entry, in which you will have to select the field.
There is also an option to copy all the entries at once,
On saving all the missing entries are updated in respective Tables in the logon Client (GTS client in our case).
The above exercise can also be done using Sm30 and the views: V_T006D for Dimensions and V_T006I for ISO Codes.
However the same sync cannot be done directly for Units of Measurement.
The workaround we used was to include all the entries of Units of Measurement in ECC in a transport request and Import that TR into GTS system.
Open each Dimension in Units of Measurement and select all entries and Include them in a transport request by clicking on transport Button.
The TR can be placed into the GTS import Queue with help of Basis.
This ensures that Units are in sync in both GTS and ECC.
This ensures that there will be no unit conversion issue during Material master transfer (atleast due to this cause).
Do share your comments and suggestions if you have faced similar issues.
Looking forward to update this document with other issues we faced in Initial transfer of Master Data.