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Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran

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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      Author's profile photo Vignesh Veerasamy
      Vignesh Veerasamy

      Dear Prem,

      Good use for learners like me.

      Good documentation.

      Vignesh.V

      Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran
      Prem Prabhakaran
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      Thanks Vignesh

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      Former Member

      very useful

      Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran
      Prem Prabhakaran
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      Thanks Mohammed

      Author's profile photo Kiran Kumar
      Kiran Kumar

      Prem,

      Useful information, Really Nice Job Done.

      BR
      KK

      Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran
      Prem Prabhakaran
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      Thanks kiran

      Author's profile photo SAINATH BABU DUKKA
      SAINATH BABU DUKKA

      Good one

      Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran
      Prem Prabhakaran
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      Thanks Sainath

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you Prabakar,Nice one.

      we seek your advice to over come problem in CA85N with our requirements:as we needed to redistribute loads (operations and its materials) in existing workcetnre to other workcentres(probably new) as the existing workcentre needed to removed for want of many reasons


      Also when trying to do straightforward update in CA85N it is throwing error but when I fill change no. field it is working fine.Is it mandatory to give change no, how to avoid giving change no. as mandatory?

      Pl.advice.

      Author's profile photo Prem Prabhakaran
      Prem Prabhakaran
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      Dear Subramanyan,

      This is a config setting which you can do from OP5A.

      In this transaction, select Field selection: Task list header then click on PP/QM task lists: header screens (Assume you have to do routing change).

      You can see Change Number PLKOD-AENNR - double click.

      Click on Influencing Button then double click on Transaction Code

      You can edit the details of "Change No." as required and in the Contents filed, put CA02 and Pres Enter.

      Afterwards put CA85N and Press enter.After that press on Influences Button.

      Save the details and try again from CA85N

      Thanks

      Prem

      Author's profile photo Neha Gupta
      Neha Gupta

      Hi Prem,

      Thanks for the detailed explanation. You saved my life today 🙂 .

      I appreciate your help.

      -Neha

      Author's profile photo Alexandre Fortier
      Alexandre Fortier

      Hi Prem,

      We're using tasklist type 2 instead of type N. How would I use CA85N in that situation?

      thx

       

      -Alex