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o12c and o13c

raju_123
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Hi Gurus, in o12c screen for CONS_1 Process instruction category, some characteristics (chars) are mentioned on left hand side. some of these belong to process instruction catergories and some of them are process message categories. also right hand side some values as well as process message chars are mentioned. what is the criteria to mention different chars, values here. also advise where or how to check which fm or baap is fetching the values from pcs to sap?

please advise.

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Hi,

O12C is used to maintain the Process Instruction Characterisitcs. As the name suggests it is Instruction Characterisitcs where in either pre-filled information is sent to PCS or to the Operator either for evalution, decision making or for manual input.

In the Contrary O13C is used to maintain Process Messages which again explains that the communication is two way (either SAP can send the information to update the PCS/ Operator console or the reverse can as well happen).

Now coming to your question:

what is the criteria to mention different chars, values here. also advise where or how to check which fm or baap is fetching the values from pcs to sap?

please advise.

Remember one thing that even if standard SAP provides options (through pre-define Process Instruction and Process Mesage categories) to sent instructions or receive and send messages amonst system and User Interface, this can be customized as well and the customization depends entirely upon the User Requirement.

Say for example (for example only) you need to update the Batch of the component consumed in the Process Order through a Process Message and you find that none of the Process Mesasge provided fits the bill properly. You configure your own set of characteristcs and Process Messages to do that. So the criteria to mention different characteristic value depends from where you wish to fetch the value.

Process Instruction Category can have two type of Value Assignment:

1. Automatic: Here you do not mention any value for the characterisitc in O12C but for the Characteristic you can in CT04 or O25C (or O26C) maintain the Process Management tab and decide where from this characterisitc will pick up the value.

In the Automatic value assignment portion, you can mention your FM (remember FM related to Process Message update mostly starts with COAV* in standard SAP)

2. Manual: Here you state from where the value for this Characterisitc will get picked up e.g. PPPI_MESSAGE_CATEGORY will pick up the value from PI_CONS (which in itself is a group of Process Message Characterisitc) or for example PPPI_REQUESTED_VALUE from PPPI_MATERIAL_CONSUMED where for PPPI_MATERIAL_CONSUMED you have maintained Automatic Value assignment in O25C (check with O27C)

Please find the three screen shots that might be helpful for you

Regards,

Bhaskar

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