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Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski

SAP EWM: List of exceptions codes with a push of a button


Improvement proposal open for voting

List exception codes with F8 or another function key


A typical SAP EWM RF screen is of the following structure

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Source: SAP Help

Notably, it features the shortcut field, that allows to enter exception codes.

Another feature of SAP EWM RF screens are function keys and F8 among them, that displays a list of possible values for a selected field.

Surprisingly, the F8 key does not work for the shortcut field and a list of possible exceptions can not be invoked with F8. In order to see the exceptions, LIST string needs to be typed in the shortcut field.

Consequently warehouse operators need to either memorize exceptions or type LIST each time they want to select an exception from a list. That is cumbersome and takes time.

That problem as been brought up by Per Lundh in the question Standard RF-button to list exception codes?

As I was not able to find a quick solution with standard SAP EWM RF configuration settings, I have opened an improvement proposal to display exception lists with a push of the F8 button. The more of your votes the proposal gets, the more likely it is to be implemented.


Improvement proposal open for voting

List exception codes with F8 or another function key


 

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      Author's profile photo Per Lundh
      Per Lundh

      Good initiative!

      Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski
      Dominik Tylczynski
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you! Now we need votes.

      Author's profile photo Marjorie Philippon
      Marjorie Philippon

      Really nice information ! Thanks a lot ! Voted 🙂

      Author's profile photo Daniil Mazurkevich
      Daniil Mazurkevich

      should be possible with button press, not the same way how it works for other input fields, but with a standard.

      I need to test it little bit before it be clear, after we can describe it in a small how to guide.

      Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski
      Dominik Tylczynski
      Blog Post Author

      That would be so cool. I'll attach your guide to the improvement proposal, so it is incorporated in standard EWM config, with your permission of course.

      Author's profile photo Marek Kamiński
      Marek Kamiński

      Good morning Dominik,

       

      As always a very good improvement proposal . You have found a gap again 😀 Good to have You our mentor!

      There is an excepction code "LIST" that displays the list of all valid exceptions which can be used in RF: LIST — Trigger List of Valid Exceptions

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      We can share to employee the barcode with this exception then the employee will have to remember only this single code. After scanning the system will display him the list of possible exceptions to use.

      We created the excepction code 99 copied from standard "LIST". The "99" can be effortlessly entered from the keybord or by barcode. After enter the 99 code the user gets the list:

       

       

      It's strange that SAP didn't give the function code and button for using the exception codes in RF environment. Very good improvement - I hope it will be accepted by SAP.

       

      Thank you!

       

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski
      Dominik Tylczynski
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you for the comment.

      Indeed, using 99 instead of LIST is a terrific approach, very simple, yet very efficient - it's much easier to type 99 instead of LIST on a keyboard of an RF device.

      Author's profile photo E. Roelofs
      E. Roelofs

      Good idea Dominik! (+ 1 vote from my side)

      Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski
      Dominik Tylczynski
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you. The more votes it gets, the better. Hopefully SAP will consider this improvement proposal.