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Message setting

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Dear All SAP Gurus,

Can anybody tell me about message setting? How to set the message setting in MM or in general?

for eg. If i entered the invoice date prior to po date in J1IEX, system is giving warning message , i want to change it error message .

my quaestion is that how to find a particular message means 8I 194.How to to attack on specific message.It may concern with purchasing,inventory, material master or cin like that.....

Or if i want to set new message please guide in this matter.

Thanks and regards


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SPRO >> Logistics general >> Tax on goods movement >> India >> Tools >> Message Control >> here you can see the message number and change it to error message for 194.



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Former Member
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Thanks to all I got some idea about message settings

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Dear Mahesh,

To find a message type is easy. For ex 8I 194 is ur message no. 8I is called as application area and 194 is the message no. We can make messages to error or warning in customization. for inventory management the message settings can be done in OMCQ tcode. for purchasign u can follow this IMG path MM ---> Purchasing ---> Environment data ---> define attributes of system messages.

If the message is hardcoded in the system then we can not change its status.'

Thanks !!


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u can see the messages in SE91 give messge class as 8I and then number as 194

u have to take help of abaper for do so ,

for ur example SPRO >Logistics general>Tax on goods movement>India>Tools>Message Control

here just give the entry of 8I 194


In the customizing, for some of the modules, there are some transactions which allow us to change the type of the system messages, to warning, error, or no message at all. But they work only for some of the specific messages, not all of them! You should check the corresponding customizing menu and check if suits your needs..

Some examples:

OPJB for production messages

OBA5 for CO messages

OMT4 for material master messages


Otherwise, you have to find other work-arounds to meet the requirement to change the message type.

Why is the need to restrict to only some of the messages? System divides the messages into 2 categories from business side. Some messages are issued by the processing ABAP program and they cannot be changed. Because the program cannot continue to run without correcting those errors. But some messages do not result in any contradictions for the processing program, but might affect the succeeding operations in that business process.

Here's the example:

For the first case,

When creating the production order, we have to enter the order quantity. There's no way thet system can continue if we do not enter the quantity. So there's no doubt that we shouldn't be able to change the error type for this.

For the second case,

When i create a production order, i can create the batch number for the product in the order before saving the order. And the system checks whether i entered the batch number in the order or not. For the production order creation, it's not a must to enter product batch number beforehand. System can save the order. We can create the product batch separately, or even we can create it during goods receipt for order. Therefore, system could allow us to change the message type to error or warning. If our production process is desingned, so that the person making the goods receipt shouldn't enter other batch number than that entered in production order, we should make the message type error, so that the planner should have to create the batch number during creation. If however, we only create the batch number during goods receipt, we should allow the planner not to enter batch number beforehand... (This was just a fiction example, do not question it, and don't look for this setting in the customizing)



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hi Mahesh,

use t code Ochs