SAP Note 538751 Creating an access link between equipment and iPPE node

Note Language: English Version: 2 Validity:
Valid Since 22.03.2007

Summary
Symptom
The following note describes the procedure of connecting the actual configuration with the allowed configuration via so called access links.

Other terms
Configuration Control, CCM2, Access link, Configuration check

Reason and Prerequisites
You are using the functionality Configuration Control. You maintain an allowed configuration for a configurable product using variant configuration (by maintaining object dependencies etc.). You are using any one of the following add-ons. Please check your Add-On component before implementing the Note. Industry solutions(IS):o o o o o Discrete Industry Solution(DI) Aerospace & Defence(A&D) Automotive(A) Engineering & Construction ( E&C ) IS - Software and IS - HiTech (IS-HT)

Solution
With the functionality of Configuration Control you can maintain an allowed configuration which contains iPPE nodes and variants as well as an actual configuration consisting of functional locations, equipments and structure gaps and connect those configurations with each other. Connecting the actual with the allowed configuration is a prerequisite to run a configuration check of the actual configuration against the allowed configuration in order to check the part validity. Generally you need to maintain an iPPE access for each component that should be able to be checked independently, i.e. it may be sufficient to create only one iPPE access at the top iPPE access node if it is not neccessary to run a check starting from lower iPPE node of that iPPE structure. This iPPE access which consists of the material number, plant (optional) and usage will be selected in the equipment master of the equipment that represents the corresponding level in the actual configuration. The following two situation are supported:

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Access link equipment is not matter to goods movement: The equipment only serves as a link, for example it represents an aircraft. You don't need to "remove" or "install" the equipment via transaction IE4N.
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Access link equipment can be installed/removed and is matter to goods movements: The equipent will be used on stock level. For example it represents an engine that is removed or installed via transaction IE4N.

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Access link equipment is not matter to goods movements: It is sufficient to create a configurable part (SAP standard material type KMAT). The class assignement (class type 300) has to be the same class as the product class that will be used for the iPPE access node where the configurable part is later used in the iPPE access. The configuration values can either be stored on a configured part (also called material variant) - for this look at the description of situation 2 - or they can be stored on the equipment directly. In the latter case you can enter the configurable material in the equipment master in the "Configuration data" tab strip. On the same screen you can click on "Maintain characteristics" to enter the characteristic values. So far the equipment is still independant from the allowed configuration. You can now create an iPPE access by adding a new iPPE variant to the iPPE access node and by specifying plant (optional) and usage on the iPPE access tab strip. Afterwards you can select the iPPE access in the equipment master on the "Configuration Control" tab strip in the "iPPE access information" box. Please note that in the box "Configuration" on top of the "iPPE access information" box the material number and kind of material (here: "configurable part") is displayed for which the system looks for iPPE accesses.

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Access link equipment is matter to goods movements: Here you need to create two material numbers. First you create a configurable material (SAP standard material type KMAT). The class assignement (class type 300) has to be the same class as the product class that will be used for the iPPE access node. The actual configuration values will be stored on a configured part (also called material variant). Create a new material for your part that is matter to goods movements (for example SAP standard type FERT). You can maintain the reference to the configurable part either plant independant (on basic data 2) or plant specific (on MRP 3). After entering the configurable part the system leads you to a classification screen where you specify the characteristic values. This is the reason why this part is called "configured", i.e. the configuration is specified on the part level. Change the equipment master and go to tab strip "Configuration data": here you click on the button "Assign reference" and specify the configured material number and plant (if plant specific). Remark: the checkbox "Referenced configuration" is ticked. Don't copy the configuration (button "Copy ref.") and maintain and different individual configuration since this would lead to an error when you later want to post a goods issue or use the equipment for an installation in transaction IE4N.

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SAP Note 538751 Creating an access link between equipment and iPPE node
So far the equipment is still independant from the allowed configuration. You can now create an iPPE access by adding a new iPPE variant to the iPPE access node and by specifying the material number of the configured material, plant (if plant specific) and usage on the iPPE access tab strip. Afterwards you can select the iPPE access in the equipment master on the "Configuration Control" tab strip in the "iPPE access information" box. Please note that in the box "Configuration" on top of the "iPPE access information" box the material number and kind of material (here: "configured part"). You can now verify the access link by selecting the equipment in transaction CCM2: the equipment will be highlighted as access equipment in the actual configuration display, also the equipment will be available as a "start-from-equipment" on the right hand side configuration check subscreen.

Header Data
Release Status: Released on: Master Language: Priority: Category: Primary Component: Released for Customer 22.03.2007 12:12:04 English Recommendations/additional info FAQ IS-ADEC-CC Configuration Control

Valid Releases
Software Component ISPSADIN DI Release 10 46C From Release 10A 46C2 To Release 10A 46C2 and Subsequent

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