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Author's profile photo Gabor Balazs Fazekas

New features for mass changing functional locations and equipment

Being able to enhance objects with customer-specific fields has always been a core part of SAP ERP. However, updating customer-specific fields in mass operations is often not possible – much to the dismay of maintenance planners, who can update many standard fields of functional locations or of equipment conveniently, but cannot do the same for their own customer-specific fields. We’ve now addressed this shortcoming within the scope of the SAP EAM Plant Maintenance (2016) Customer Influence Opportunity. We’ve enabled the mass update of customer-specific fields of functional locations and equipment in transactions IL05 and IE05 respectively:

On top of the customer-specific fields, we’ve added some additional standard fields that may now be updated, including construction year and construction month as well as manufacturer. For a comprehensive list, see below.

  • Weight of object
  • Unit of weight
  • Size/dimension
  • Inventory number
  • Start-up-date
  • AcquisitionValue
  • Currency for AcquisitionValue
  • AcquisitionDate
  • Manufacturer
  • ManufCountry
  • Model number
  • Construction year
  • Construction month
  • ManufPartNo
  • ManufSerialNo
  • Position
  • Construction Type
  • Installation allowed (IL05 only)
  • Single installation (IL05 only)

The new functionality is now available with SAP Notes 2871003 and 2871190 for functional locations and for equipment respectively, or with the latest support packages of enhancement package 7&8 for SAP ERP and S/4HANA. You can enable the new functionality by implementing either the SAP Note or installing the corresponding support packages, switching on the Enterprise Asset Management Part 14 business function and by enhancing the customer-specific data structures. To find out more, refer to the linked release notes.

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

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      Author's profile photo David Lawlor
      David Lawlor


      we are using ECC 6 and my question is if there is a Mass Function to update multiple Equipments with a new FLOC rather than having to do them one by one.




      Author's profile photo Gabor Balazs Fazekas
      Gabor Balazs Fazekas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dave,


      Such functionality was not part of this delivery, nor am I aware of its existence.


      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo David Lawlor
      David Lawlor

      Hi Gabor,

      I found that CC04 has the capability to Drag and Drop multiple Equipments from one FLOC to another at same time, there is a Pop up confirmation that shows during the transfer of each Equipment however this is much easier than move Equipments on a one by one basis from old to new FLOC.



      Author's profile photo Oscar Del Castillo
      Oscar Del Castillo

      I know this is old ... but in ECC 6.0 most folks just do that through LSMW. It's fairly simple, you just uninstall the equipment and re-install it in your new FLOC. There's no mass change for this that I'm aware of.