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Introduction for tcode MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT

Some customers always ask how to use MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT to synchronize the BP and customer/vendor. In this blog, I will introduce the steps for this program.

1. Run tcode MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT.
2. In the top-left part “Synchronization Process”, you could choose the synchronization destination.   
The customizing is in the following path:
SPRO ->
Cross-Application Components ->
Master Data Synchronization ->
Synchronization Control ->
Synchronization Control

Only the activated synchronization process can be seen in this part of MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT.

3. In this sample, I choose destination BP -> Customer.
Source object is BP and target Object is Customer.

4. In the Processing tab, you can set the block size. Default block size is 50.
Once the “Background Processing” flag, the job will be run as the background job. If you want to debug the synchronization process, you could remove the flag.
In “Synchronization scope” session, you have the following options and you could decide which you need to synchronize.
– Business partners and relationships
– Business partners only
– Relationships only
Then you could add which partner you want to do the synchronization. Here I add one BP as an example.

5. Now you could click on the execute button in the top-left corner to start the program. Afterwards, you could click on the “Monitor” tab to check the queue status. Once everything is OK, the program and status light will be green.

6. If you want to know whether there is any error in the synchronization process, you could check in tcode MDS_PPO2. You can check in my blog about how to use this tcode MDS_PPO2.
How to use tcode MDS_PPO2

Hope this blog helps you.

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      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      other transactions  make use of the "i" icon to explain the programs - (e.g. in MB5B) -  you should suggest this to the developers -would certainly be a relief for customers and the Support Desk 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for the step by step explanation, it is very useful, appreciate it.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for sharing this !!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,
      I am trying the other way around.
      I already have created a customer and would like to create a corresponding BP.
      Postprocessing Office not activated for synchronization process (this is the error message that I always get).

      Thanks,
      EC
       

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hello,

      You would need to make sure the PPO is activated in your system.

      Please check the steps in my KBA as below to activate PPO.
      2351694 - How to resolve ASSERTION_FAILED dump during synchronization

      Thank you.
      Best regards,
      Julin Xin

      Author's profile photo Hidayet Peraşan
      Hidayet Peraşan

      Hello!

      we waintained to all steps but the view is the same.. it's DS4HANA..

       

      How can I configurate else  ?

       

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hello,

       

      I am not familiar with DS4HANA. Is it different with S4HANA?

      Author's profile photo Hidayet Peraşan
      Hidayet Peraşan

      Sorry! Because of keyboard. It should be S4HANA

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

       

      What else do you want to configure? If the view is the same as this blog, you could do the synchronization.

       

      Best regards,

      Julin Xin

      Author's profile photo Hidayet Peraşan
      Hidayet Peraşan

      I’ve configurated to BP and Vendor/Customer Accounting.

      I did those :

      • Maintained to vendor account groups and number ranges
      • Maintained to BP

      But I’m in mistake anywhere and I couldn’t find where I’m in mistake

      When I create a vendor by BP tcode, I can’t see Company Code info so I have been taking DUMP

       

      ASSERTION_FAILED

      i_object_name is not initial,
      i_object_key  is not initial

       

       

      Can you help me ?

       

      Best Regards.

      Hidayet PERASAN

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Please refer to the following note to resolve the dump:

      2009887 - BP_OTH: Short dump ASSERTION_FAILED when editing business partner in FS role

      Author's profile photo Hidayet PERAŞAN
      Hidayet PERAŞAN

      Hi

       

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Govind Turka
      Govind Turka

      Hi Julin Xin

      I am not able to see EXECUTE button enabled for my ID but it comes enabled for my colleauge. The security team checked the role and we have same roles. is there any user specific setting somewhere to enable the EXECUTE option. We are using MDG 8.0.  I am able to go in MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT but the button or anything for that matter is disables. Please advise.

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

       

      Please try double click on the chosen line.

       

      Best regards,

      Julin Xin

      Author's profile photo Thibaud LOYRIAC
      Thibaud LOYRIAC

      Hi Julin,

      Thanks a lot for your step by step explanation ! Very useful !

      I’m using it to synchronize a Vendor –> BP .

      I would like to synchronize in the contact person of a vendor to create it’s corresponding BP. But unfortunately I only get :

      You can see the option is greyed out “Vendors Without Contact Persons”.

      Do you know how to synchronize the contact person of a vendor to create a new BP ?

      Thanks a lot in advance,

      Best Regards,

      Thibaud LOYRIAC.

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Thibaud,

       

      The switch 'VENDOR_SFWS_SC1' and switch 'VENDOR_SFWS_SC2' have to be active for the vendor contact persons data to be synchronized with BP contact persons data.

       

      This has been mentioned in the note 1454441.

       

      Best regards,

      Julin Xin

       

      Author's profile photo Thibaud LOYRIAC
      Thibaud LOYRIAC

      Hi,

      Thanks a lot Julin, we will try this !

      Best Regards,

      Thibaud.

      Author's profile photo Jose Morales
      Jose Morales

      Thibaud, I know it has been a while - but this note 1454441 fix this? Thanks

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Julian,

      We are on IS-U and trying to upgrade to S$HANA. I have have customers created with the BP's in my system with Role MKK and FS. When I am trying to convert them I get the error BP already exist in the cockpit. I tried manually converting them using FLBPD2 and I get the error 'Do not link an IS-U BP - Note 1123452. It seems we should not convert and link them, can you suggest what needs to be done with these BP's/Customers.

       

      Ish

      Author's profile photo Julin Xin
      Julin Xin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ish,

      As pointed in the note 1123452,

      • The business partners must still be kept separate.  In other words, you must not create a business partner in both: in a FS role and as a contract partner (role MKK).  The duplicates that are created in this way can be linked using a relevant relationship.  After you implemented the attached correction instructions, the relevant check is performed.

      That is why the error is raised.

      Thanks and best regards,

      Julin Xin

      Author's profile photo Abhay Sah
      Abhay Sah

      Hi Julin,

      Nice blog, thanks.

      Would you know if there is a way to filter/restrict the records based on additional criterion/fields other than the ones displayed in the drop-down ?For example if we require to run the synchronization only for a particular combination of Account groups + Purchasing Organisation how can this additional filtering be done ?

      1) How can purchasing group be added to this filtering criterion ?

      2)Is there a BADI available to achieve this ?  I came across the BADI BUPA_FURTHER_CHECKS but I am not sure if this is the correct way to do this.

      Could you please share some information on this ?

      Best regards,

      Abhay

      Author's profile photo Daniel Klein
      Daniel Klein
      1. It is not possible to achieve that. It should (somehow) be possible to add a select for LFA1 fields, but not for LFM1-EKGRP. EDIT: try to select the vendors beforehand and upload the selection for MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT via Button "Read File" in the bottom right corner.
      2. No, this BAdI is used to check BP data, and not for selection of vendors to be synched.

      Regards

      Daniel

      Author's profile photo Miquel Ángel Vergara
      Miquel Ángel Vergara

      Hi Daniel,

       

      I don't see the Read File button in MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT. Where it appears? How can I activate it?

       

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Daniel Klein
      Daniel Klein

      Hi Miquel,

      install note 2399368 - Microsoft-Excel-Upload-Option in MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT.

      Regards Daniel

      Author's profile photo Renuka Nimkar
      Renuka Nimkar

      Hi Julin,

      I check the block size, i can enter 99999 number of customers and vendors. As i am having huge data to synchronize (1.8 lakhs vendors and 1 lakh customers), Can i use 99999 number of customer vendors at a time. what will be your suggestion. Thanks in advance.

      Br.

      Renuka

       

       

      Author's profile photo Daniel Klein
      Daniel Klein

      This is not recommended by SAP according to the F1-help. However, you could set a breakpoint in Include MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT_F0100 line 856 and change value ls_sync_param-data-block_size, as this is of type INT with 10 places.

      Author's profile photo gaurav mehta
      gaurav mehta

      Thanks Julin for the helpful blog. I am trying to schedule the batch job of this program however can't create variant . as we don't want to execute any  T code due to high volume of data . can you please suggest how to schedule batch job of this program. I understand there is background processing button in this T code . but per my understanding everyday we need to run this. rather this batch job scheduling will help us.

      Author's profile photo Deniz Buyantemur
      Deniz Buyantemur

      Hey Julin,

       

      got some questions:

      1. how to enable the test checkbox? it is still grey. SAP Note 2326024 from Cookbook is not to find in Helpdesk and SNOTE to fix it. We got ECC 6.0 EHP8
      2. Im getting dump during conversion by the cockpit, when i select more then one customer/vendor. The dump occurs in include LBUPA_INTERFACE_OUTBOUNDA62;  ASSERTION_FAILED in CHK_REL_ADDRESS_MEM_1
      3. And i cant generate BP in backround no error to find in PPO. Tried already Note 2448409 - Background Processing in MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT does not work

       

      thank you in advance

      Kind regards

      Deniz

      Author's profile photo Vineeth Varghese
      Vineeth Varghese

      I am trying to activate the "Test Run" field in Cockpit, but I cannot find this SAP Note anymore, why?

      SAP Note 2326024 - Enablement of test run for customer/supplier to BP in MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT transaction

       

       

      Author's profile photo Analistas Itambe
      Analistas Itambe

      Dear,

      Can I run a block of 600 or more clients at once?

       

      Thanks and Regards,

      Bruno Esteves