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Author's profile photo Gabor Balazs Fazekas

Follow-on notifications are here!

We’ve received not one, but two improvement requests to enable the creation of follow-on notifications. Simply put, you want to create notifications as a direct follow-up of a maintenance order, and be able to look back on the track that lead to the creation of the notification. This is now possible! You can create a follow-on notification from a preceding order, and the system copies the technical object from the preceding order to the follow-on notification and creates a follow-on relationship between the two documents. This relationship you can then see in the document flow of both documents.

That’s not all! Upon request, we also added the possibility to create a notification by simply copying the reference notification. So, if your reference notification is only used as a template, but should not have a relationship with the new notification in your business process, then you can now just copy the data and opt out of setting up the reference relationship.

The new functionality is available with SAP Note 3165720 or with the upcoming support packages of Enhancement Package 8 for SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP S/4HANA 2021 and 2022. You can enable the new functionality by implementing either the SAP Note or installing the corresponding support packages, and switching on the Enterprise Asset Management Part 20 business function for the classical user interface.

For further details, please see the documentation in SAP Note 3165720 or in the SAP Help.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new functionality, so please comment if you have any questions!

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      Author's profile photo Nick Ivanovic
      Nick Ivanovic

      Thank you for sharing this. Which list edits will be able to report on this information?

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

      Hi Nick,


      This information can only be viewed in the individual document flow display of the order and the notification. Let me know if you have any further questions.


      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Ved S
      Ved S

      Thank you Gabor for the blog. Could you please help me with the table name that stores the information on the Follow-on Notification and the preceding Work Order in this case?

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

      Hi Sagar,


      This information is stored SMZB_BINREL, but please use the available interfaces to access this data.


      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Brennen Frisque
      Brennen Frisque

      Hello all ! Aditi here. I have recently joined a job where I am using SAP for the first time 🙂 Challenging but fun, I must say! I am hoping to find a solution to my question -> when creating a follow-on notification from an existing order; Which BAPI creates the GUID's/ time stamps etc. in tables SRRELROLES and SMZB_BINREL? I have figured that Standard SAP uses this process for retrieving the order number used to create a follow on notification:

      1.Retrieve QMEL.QMNUM and pass “*”QMEL.QMNUM”*” into SRRELROLES.OBJKEY

      e.g., if QMEL.QMNUM (this is the follow on notification number) is 12999228, pass “*12999228*” into SRRELROLES.OBJKEY

      2. Retrieve SRRELROLES.ROLEID and pass into SMZB_BINREL.ROLE_B

      3. Retrieve SMZB_BINREL.ROLE_A and pass into SRRELROLES.ROLEID

      4. Retrieve SRRELROLES.OBJKEY as order number. (this is the order number from which the follow-on notification was created)

      This is the process; but I am looking for the name of the BAPI which creates the relevant information like GUID's/time stamps etc. information in these tables?