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BOMBOS transfer - Error: Invalid reference value in field Validity Area

Hi Experts,

When I run R_EHPRC_BOMBOS_START_PV for BOMBOS transfer, it returns the error:

> Invalid reference value in field Validity Area

> The required entry field 'Validity Area' is not filled

I cannot find in customization where can I correct this, neither any threads about how to solve.

Can you please give any help?

Regards,

Sónia

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christoph_bergemann
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Hello

we have several variants of "BOMBOS" transfer. R_EHPRC_BOMBOS_START_PV is one example (e.g.) https://consolut.com/de/supportportal/sap-online-help/sap-dokumentation/ansicht-dokumentation/?artic...)

E.g. i you take a look here https://answers.sap.com/questions/13120250/environment-parameter-bombos-ownid-was-not-found-m.html

you will find a different "BOMBOS" variant

By using a "BOM" the process should generate a "BOS"

To generate a "BOS" in EHS classic you need to specify data (either via customizing or via ABAP logic)

Now looking on the errors

> Invalid reference value in field Validity Area

> The required entry field 'Validity Area' is not filled

And reading between the lines (we are not using R_EHPRC_BOMBOS_START_PV) normally you need to specify a property of type "Composition" (e.g. Standard composition) adn you need to map the "plant data" to a "validity area"

Here you have in EHS classic two options.

The BOM is valid for a plant. The plant is located in a country.

Now by using the "country" you can map this to a "validity area" (e.g. "US"). You need to pass on this value (error "The required entry field 'Validity Area' is not filled"); if you still try to pass on something; than something different is missing (error Invalid reference value in field Validity Area)

In EHS Classic you can define "validity area categories"; one category can be the "plant code" as such. So if you plant code is "AAA" (what ever value AAA might be) you need to define this "AAA" in EHS classic as a "validity area" of type "PLANT"

Check may be:

https://help.sap.com/saphelp_ewm70/helpdata/en/cd/b0ba538c95b54ce10000000a174cb4/frameset.htm

C.B.

PS: https://answers.sap.com/questions/7542202/restrictions-usage-validity-area-validity-area-cat.html

could be of interest as well; take a look here (could help)

https://answers.sap.com/questions/12524623/bombos-transfer.html

https://answers.sap.com/questions/11198591/bombos---initial-load-of-boms.html

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Hello,

I am not finding any way to exclude the package material. Any hint?

Thank you

Sónia

christoph_bergemann
Active Contributor
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Hello

please try to explain better your topic. This is my assumption:

A BOM contains a "header" material and 1:N source materials. These materials can have a different "material types" (and some of the material numbers are therefore not of interest for BOMBOS transfer).

As we do not use R_EHPRC_BOMBOS_START_PV i can only explain the "EHS classic" approach

Internally (as part of overall ABAP process) you can exchange the used function modules by "own developped" one (i believe there is an user exit in place as well)

But potentially by defining additional customizing entries you can get rid of "unwished" side effects.

E.g. if the package material is of type "VERP"... by using customizing i would assume that you can define the "accepted" material types.

C.B.

PS: e.g. refering to: https://consolut.com/de/supportportal/sap-online-help/sap-dokumentation/ansicht-dokumentation/?artic...

you find e.g. text as:

  • Perform Checks
In the Specify Checks and Single Criteria Customizing activity, you can define the checks that are executed by default. If you select this checkbox, the default checks are executed for the product structure after the bill of material transfer (BOM-BOS transfer).
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Hi C.B.,

Your assumption is totally correct. It's exactly that.

I am using R_EHPRC_BOMBOS_START_PV but I believe that for selection criteria in customizing it is simillar.

I think it's here I have do make the filter of what material types I pretend to transfer. I will try to exclude PACKAGING and SURFACE to see if result.

Thnk you,

Sónia

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Thnks you so much B.C. for your help.

The error is solved! I have now to refine better the environment parameters in order to exclude Package / Part / surface materials.

Regards,

Sónia