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To add a custom tab page in the production order Header Screen.

This blog shall cover the details of the User Exit that can be used to add/include a customized tab page in the production order header screen.

If there is a requirement/customer expectation that certain important data needs to be filled/entered in the production order header screen, then by using this

User Exit,PPCO0012  Production Order: Display/Change Order Header Data we can fulfill the requirement.

(By using the option Create Long Text      Long Text.jpg

we can enter the text of any length that is required or the same can be used to fill in any customer specific data or

information. But here the user needs to hit on the key for creating the Long text every time and chances are there that the user may miss to enter the details.

Also there is a separate tab with the description Long Text that is available in the production order header screen.

In addition to this,to fetch this data in the form of a long text from the table level for multiple orders for reporting purpose may become cumbersome. So this can

be made simple by using this user exit to include a new tab page in the production order header screen).

The components available in the User exit is displayed in the below screen shot.


Production Order creation screen in CO01, with newly added tab page in addition to the existing standard tab page.

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Fields included in the customized tab page,

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The fields added in the customized tab page can be stored in the standard SAP table AFPO.


Data stored in the table AFPO for the newly added fields under the customized tab page.


When transporting these changes from a development to quality or production client it’s recommended to perform the same during non-business hours as the

tables gets regenerated.

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