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Author's profile photo Amol Patil

Customizing SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor Node

Introduction:

I am a SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) functional consultant with experience in Greenfield implementation and have served clients in Food Processing, Chemicals and Automotive industries.

 

About this blog:

This blog post is intended to help functional consultants learn how to customize SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) Warehouse Monitor according to client needs by adding custom nodes used for monitoring warehouse activities or to display custom reports. In order to get the best out of this document I request to kindly read/explore about Category Node and Profile Node used in SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor. Please note that customizing SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor involves technical (List FM, Dynpro Program) and functional (Define Monitor, Categories, Nodes) aspects. This blog post is all about the functional customizing aspect.

 

Business Case:

Irrespective of any business, SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) Warehouse Monitor is one of the most used object by any SAP EWM user. Standard SAP EWM ships the SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor with various nodes that are used for monitoring activities primarily. Apart from the standard one’s businesses sometimes requires custom nodes in order to execute custom reports which can help them gauge the corresponding Warehouse Operations. Consider in this blog post that we have a requirement to create a custom node in SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor.

 

Customizing:

Step1:  Create a Custom New Monitor and copy the existing SAP Standard Monitor Category Nodes.

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Customize Monitor Tree

Drag the Category Nodes one at a time from left part of screen which is your Standard SAP Monitor to the right which is your Custom Monitor. Drop each entry onto the “New Monitor” object located on the right part screen.

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Define custom SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor

In addition to the standard SAP Category Node, we need to create custom Category Node which will accommodate our custom Profile Node.

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Define a custom Node in custom SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor

While you save, the system prompts to save it using **** as the warehouse number which helps you to use the same monitor for all defined Warehouses in the SAP EWM System. This can be changed and using a specific warehouse number, you can save the monitor for a warehouse number exclusively.

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System Prompt when saving the new custom defined SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor

The Custom Category Node is created under Custom Monitor.

 

Step 2: Check the Custom Monitor is created along with node hierarchies.

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Define Monitors

An entry with the custom monitor created in Step 1 can be viewed here.

The hierarchies are created as same as they are for Standard SAP Monitor. This is because we copied the Standard SAP Monitor Category Nodes into our custom Monitor.

Step 3: Define Object Class

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Define Nodes

 

Step 4: Check the Custom category created because of defining a Custom Category Node defined in step 1.

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Define Nodes

 

 

Step 5: Define a node profile and a node

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Define Nodes

 

As a result of defining Custom Category Node in Step 1 system creates a corresponding node as shown below.

Note: Only Profile Nodes have a Node Profile and that is why the Custom Category Node created in Step 1 need not have any Node Profile assigned to it.

We need to define a Profile Node for our custom object.

 

Step 6: Assign the Lower (Profile) node “ZOWO” to higher (Category) node “ZC00000001”

Path: SPRO>SCM Extended Warehouse Management> Extended Warehouse Management> Monitoring> Warehouse Management Monitor> Define Monitors

 

 

Result:

 

Conclusion:

The above customizing steps will help the functional consultants create custom nodes in SAP EWM Warehouse Monitor as per client needs.

References:

Warehouse Management Monitor – SAP Help Portal

 

Q&A:

Please use the link besides All Questions in SAP Extended Warehouse Management | SAP Community to submit your questions if any.

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      Author's profile photo Gaurav Karkara
      Gaurav Karkara

      Hello Amol,

      Thanks for this.

      As we are copying the SAP provided monitor here, Is it considered the sap standard copy? Will this warehouse monitor with custom node continue to receive SAP updates and future additions in standard warehouse monitor?

      Gaurav

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Karkara
      Gaurav Karkara

      Is this SAP recommended technique?