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Author's profile photo Anika Roeder

Notification: Sort catalog codes on description

On the Catalog Selection pop-up screen in SAP GUI, a new Sort button is available to sort codes via description or codekeys (e.g. notification header, items, causes, tasks and activities).

In the SAP standard system, the entries in a codegroup are sorted by their codekey by default. You can use this button to sort the codes within a codegroup by their definitions in alphabetical order instead. (Note that the order of codegroups remains unchanged.) Pressing this button again will change the order back to the sorting by codekey.

The new functionality is now available with SAP Note 2870983, or with the SAP enhancement package 7 and SAP enhancement package 8 for SAP ERP as well as forĀ SAP S/4HANA. You can enable the new functionality by implementing either the SAP note or the corresponding support packages and switching on the Enterprise Asset Management Part 14 business function. To find out more, refer to the linked note.

If you have any questions on the functionality, please leave a comment, and I’ll be happy to answer!

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      Author's profile photo Vignesh Veerasamy
      Vignesh Veerasamy

      Hi Anika Roeder

      Great content.

      One request can search functionality in Defect locations be made more flexible as users are reluctant to use scroll across or control "F" function is used on minimal side.

      Vignesh V

      Author's profile photo Anika Roeder
      Anika Roeder
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vignesh Veerasamy,

      thanks for your request. At the moment there are no other plans for this functionality. So you have the possibility to change the sequence of the list with this new sort button or you can use the search functionality via context menu -> find, to explicitly search for one for which you know some details.

      I regret not being able to give you another answer but I hope I could clarify the situation.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Saumya Panda
      Saumya Panda

      Dear Anika,

      May please help.

      I have created one code group. While selecting code in PM notification the text of code group is getting concatenated with code description, which gets displayed In the code text column. May please guide if any configuration is there for such changes. I have created many other code groups but never seen such behaviour of system.

      Author's profile photo Anika Roeder
      Anika Roeder
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Saumya,

      thanks for your request. Not sure in which area you are having this issue. Is it just in a single place or everywhere where you were able to select a code group? Is it still only with this special new code group or also with older ones?

      I think the best would be to raise a case to support, because there is no new configuration for this.

      Thanks and best regards,