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PO Item marked for deletion in ECC but the same is not reflecting in BW via delta/full loads.

Issue: Even when Deletion Indicator is marked for a PO Item in P20, the same is not reflected in BW via delta/full repair loads.

Data Source:2LIS_02_ITM,

Note: Field LOEKZ of table EKPO is the deletion indicator for an item in P20. It is mapped to BW fields 0DEL_FLAG and 0ITEM_DEL via direct assignment.

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Root Cause: If a PO Item in P20 is not statistically relevant, the value for LOEKZ field will not be extracted by the extractor:2LIS_02_ITM, instead if a non statistical PO is marked for deletion in P20, then the record mode=’R’ will be generated for that particular record and LOEKZ field will not be populated .

Note: PO Items are statisticaaly relevant  when it has a purchasing order history (goods receipt, invoices, etc.), and/or has the final delivery flag set, and/or has the final invoice flag set.


Solution: For any non statistical PO the field /N42/S_PODELIND is populated as 1. This is due to the following code written in the end routine of transformation 2LIS_02_ITM->/NSN/MM0_D16 as below.


In this code, when ever there is an update mode=R ( ROCANCEL = R), the field /N42/S_PODELIND is getting populated as 1. Thus, the field /N42/S_PODELIND (PO Deletion Indicator) is marked whenever a line item is deleted for a non statistical PO.

Hence, if the flag /N42_S_PODELIND/0DEL_FLAG is marked in BW system , it refers to the deletion of that particular line item of a PO.


Conclusion: While checking in BW, whether a PO Item has been marked for deletion or not, both fields 0DEL_FLAG and /N42/S_PODELIND should be considered.

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      can please share the steps to identify whether my PO Item is statistically relevant or not ?

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