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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:

ie., click on the “more options” bar at the bottom. This will show Task list header. Drill down to find the detailed selection criteria. Choose the one which you require and provide the selection values.

2nd Screen: New Values
This is the tab where you can enter the new values / modified values

Example: I wanted to change the setup time of some of the materials to 20 mins.

I have done the material selection in 1st screen and enter the value to be updated in the 2nd screen.

In addition, if you want to change say base quantity and Control key for the selected materials, then click on “more options” bar at the bottom and choose the field values.

3rd Screen: Options

This is an optional screen. You can choose the action parameters and display options in this screen.

I would like to see in Grid format, so I always choose Grid. There are list options as well.

Click on execute

The list of materials will be shown. Choose the items you want to update and click on “Mass Change”

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

Choose another material from the above list:

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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  1. 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?


    1. Former Member Post author

      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




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