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Create and Test a Basic Xstep in Standard Xstep Repository

Basic Xstep Creation and Testing

This document describes step by step process to create a very basic Xstep in the standard Xstep repository and test it in a Process order.

Create an Xstep in Standard Xstep Repository:

Step 1: Go to transaction CMXSV. Enter the plant and click execute.


Step 2: Select the folder “Standard XSteps” , right click and from the context menu select Create -> Folder. A new folder will get created.



Step 3: Select the newly created <Folder> and right click, select Properties in the context menu. Enter some name Description & Text for the folder.


Step 4: Select the folder and right click to create a “Standard Xstep” under this folder. A standard Xstep get created.


Step 5: Enter some Description and Text for the Xstep.


Step 6: Select the version, right click and go to Properties. Enter today’s date as Validity period from date.


Step 7: Select the Xstep Tree and go to the properties. In the “General” tab, enter the Description.


Step 8: Right click on the Xstep Tree and from the context menu create the Xstep.


Step 9: Select the <New Xstep> and go to the properties screen. In the General tab enter some Description.


Step 10:

In the “Parameter” tab insert the parameters. In this example following parameters will be used:

Parameter Name





Process Order












Order Qty.








Step 11:

In the Valuation tab, enter the valuation details.


Step 12: In the Generation tab select the generation – in this example “For the Primary Product” has been selected.


Step 13: In the Destination tab select a destination of type PI Sheet.


Step 14: Again select the Xstep and create the Process Instruction from the context menu. Process Instruction will get created.



Step 15: Change the Description of the Process Instruction.


Step 16: Create a Control Data Table under the Process Instruction


Step 17: Enter the Description and Data Request Type


Step 18: Create the Output Parameters under the Control Data table.



All the output fields should be mapped to some parameter.

Step 19: Once done, check the Xstep for any error.


Step 20: Release the XStep for testing.


Testing the Xstep:

Step 1: Go to Process order creation screen from transaction COR1. Enter material, plant and order type and click enter. (Note: Valid BOM & Master Recipe with Xstep profile should be there). Click the Xstep button.

(Note: As this is simple test scenario, XStep assigned to Process order directly instead of Master Recipe)


Step 2: Create XStep Tree by clicking the Create button.


Step 3: Select the Xstep Tree and from the context menu create the SXS Reference.


Step 4: Select the <New Xstep Reference>, open the properties and from the Reference tab select the XStep created before.


Step 5: Explode the Xstep reference.


Step 6: Release and Save the Process order. Control Recipe should get created.

Step 7: Go to control recipe monitor (TCode CO53XT) – search the control recipe for the process order – send the control recipe to destination.


Status should change to Send.


Step 8: Find the PI sheet from transaction CO60 for the Process order


The PI sheet will display the details of the Process order as created in the Xstep.


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  • Hi,

    this document is very nice, but could you please correct the transaction code in the first screenshot? I saw that it is correct in the text before the picture, but the big text on the screenshot can be a bit misleading. 🙂

    Best regards,


  • Hi


    Good document. Thanks for your effort.

    One problem: I followed your step-by-step guide, but getting stuck on step 16: there is no “Create…” option when right-clicking on the Process Instruction… Any idea?



  • Hii,


    Very nice document,provides basic knowledge about using Xsteps.

    Please post if you have other documents related to Xsteps.


    With Regards,