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CA85N: A transaction to perform mass change of work centers.

There have been many discussions / queries when mass changes of master data need to be performed. Usually the focus will go to CEWB transaction. This is a tricky / complex transaction, especially for beginners / users. There have been cases where people usually tend to go for LSMW / BDC when mass update of master data requirement comes up.

The purpose of this document is just to point out an easy option, if the update requirement is more of straight forward changes. CA85N transaction tremendously helps users to make the mass routing changes without much of expertise.

1st Screen: Selection criteria

The initial screen provides selection criteria option as below:

There are further selection options for people who want to modify materials with specific values:

If you go back and check the materials, the details will be shown as updated:

Short note on technical details:

ABAP Report affected: CP_OPR_MASS_CHANGE

Update operation logic: CP_OMC_MC_MASSCHANGE

The data upload is internally using the same details as that of Change Engineering workbench.  The T-code simplifies the activities to an extent. In discrete manufacturing industry if you are managing heavy load of master data, this will be a helpful T-code to work with.

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