Please find below all the steps with respective reports to carry out before you delete product locations from APO.
a) Remove product from integration model
b) Delete all orders for this product-location which still exist in the APO system by running the reports /SAPAPO/RLCDELETE or /SAPAPO/DELETE_PP_ORDER (this report is not recommended to be used in product system!!) or transactions /SAPAPO/RRP4 or /SAPAPO/RRP4.
c) Use transaction /sapapo/ccr to delete all objects in APO that are integrated with R/3. The /sapapo/ccr will show the orders as ‘Not in an active integration model’ and offers to delete the orders in APO
d) Delete the product from ATP tables by running the report /SAPAPO/SDORDER_DEL with the selection according to the product being deleted. (Orders from DB & live cache)
e) Delete all related product substitution and location product substitution using the transaction /SAPAPO/RBA04;
f) Delete the product from all PPMs through the transaction /SAPAPO/SCC05;
g) Remove the product from external procurement using the transaction /SAPAPO/PWBSRC2;
h) Remove the product from transportation lanes through the transaction /SAPAPO/SCC_TL1 or /SAPAPO/SCE; Note: If the lane was created with option ‘All products’, you should not care about this condition.
i) Remove the product from quota arrangement through the transaction /SAPAP/SCC_TQ1;
j) Remove references from the product master or the location product master using the transaction /SAPAPO/MAT1, tab ‘Classification’;
k) Remove the planning package from the location product master using the transaction /SAPAPO/MAT1, tab ‘PP/DS’;
l) Remove the product from RTO;
m) Remove the product from product split.
- 2. Mark deletion flag
a) In transaction /SAPAPO/MAT1, select the product (and location in case of location product);
b) In the menu bar, choose ‘Product’ and go to ‘Mark for deletion’ (Shift+F6);
c) In the popup ‘Set deletion Flag’ set a flag in the appropriate field: Leave the field ‘Product’ empty unless you want to delete the product master, i.e. in case a location product must be deleted, the flag has to be set on location only;
d) The deletion can be executed directly or be scheduled for another time.
Execute Report /SAPAPO/DELETE_PRODUCTS for deletion which will delete all the product locations which are marked with deletion flag.