We have noticed that whenever we are releasing any Delivery Schedule for a line item against a Scheduling Agreement the table field ABART(Scheduling Agreement Release Type) in table EKET is not getting updated,but the same field or column in TABLE EKEH or EKEK is getting updated.
Please advice what is the problem and how to resolve the same.
The scheduling agreement schedule line is not firmed physically:The fixing indicator (EKET-FIXKZ) is empty for this schedule line.
This can be checked in Transaction ME39 or with Transaction SE16 for table EKET for the corresponding schedule line.
In the MRP group of the corresponding material, it is set that only transferred scheduling agreement schedule lines should be regarded as firmed (Transaction OPPR, firming scheduling agreement, Firm transmSLines [Field XFAT1]).
In this case, only such scheduling agreement schedule lines are firmed which were transferred by message transmission through purchasing to the vendor. (see also the F1 help for the field).
However, the system displays all scheduling agreement schedule lines as fixed in Transaction MD04 within the release period and assigns them with a star ('*'), that is, this applies also scheduling agreement schedule lines with a transmitted quantity of 0.
In contrast to the above, these schedule lines are not displayed as fixed in Transaction MD05 or in the planning with 'Display result'.
Note 354164 explains this system behavior.
For the planning, the transmitted quantity is considered as fixed if this is correspondingly set in the MRP group of the material.
If the transmitted quantity was updated correctly, it should be contained in field AMENG of table EKET.
By using Transaction SE16 for this table and the corresponding schedule line (scheduling agreement number EBELN, item EBELP, schedule line ETENR), you should be able to find out....
transmitted quantity was written to the database and a fixing can be carried out correspondingly in amount of the transmitted quantity or whether no update of the transmitted quantity occurred (see below Notes 82169, 117093, 134356).
First, the system behaves as intended.
It should be checked whether the function, which is controlled by this indicator, is actually wanted this way (to firm only scheduling agreement schedule lines which actually have been transferred).
In addition, problems can occur in purchasing when the printed quantity is updated (AMENG).This symptom can especially occur after you have upgraded from a release < Release 4.0A to a release > Release 4.0B.
In this regard, see the related Notes 82169, 117093 and 134356.