Now let’s go ahead and finish up this section on PRT’s.  This part is more of a black hole to me, so I’m going to cover it, but my production friends could probably explain the formula portion itself much better than I could 🙂

That being said, it’s still important to see the configuration, and when I wrap up, I’ll give you a quick glance at how to add a PRT within a service order.  Something up until a few months ago, I knew nothing about.  So let’s jump in.


In case you forgot, here’s where you find the configuration in SPRO.

First, I’ll show you the Set Formula Parameters:


I picked SAP_16, since it has PRT in the description.


Once you jump in to a particular formula, you can see the parameters you can set/influence.  Right down to the field name within the table.

Next up, let’s define a formula (or at least look at one that’s been defined for us).


I again chose a formula to look at that has PRT in the description, SAPF01


Once you drill into, you’ll see that it has the formula parameters you set up in the previous step (this on uses SAP_11 & SAP_12), but I’m sure one of these uses SAP_16.  The short story is that you can define the fields you want and perform some math functions.  This one just multiplies Operation Splits * PRT Parameter 1.  Again, you can see the indicators here, much like the control keys we talked about previously.

Now that’s formula’s, at least as far as I can explain them currently.

Now, for the extra special bonus of the day =)


If you are within a service order, flip over the operations tab, and you’ll see a button on the bottom that looks like a hammer and a wrench.  Be sure to select an operation first, and then press it.


You will get this fancy pop-up to allow you to select the PRT you want to work with.  I have arrows pointing at the bottom buttons, because you press any of those to flip to the different types of PRT’s.  For example, Document is the common one I’ve used, and it gives you the fields specific to choosing a Document PRT.  The Basic data will always be the same, and notice the Control Key that we defined previously can be entered right here.

So there you have it, the basic’s of PRT’s within service.

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Thanks for reading,


CTO – JaveLLin Solutions, LLC

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