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Maintenance Order: Additional Long Texts

With this function, you can add additional long texts for order operations and non-stock materials that you enter as components. If you process maintenance orders on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance and order services or non-stock materials externally, the system creates a purchase requisition and copies remarks, notes and comments from the maintenance order to the purchase requisition.

Technical Details



Functional Localization

not applicable

Scope Item

BH1 (Corrective Maintenance), BJ2 (Preventive Maintenance)

Application Component

PM (Plant Maintenance)

Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 2020

SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS02

SAP S/4HANA 1809 SPS04

SAP S/4HANA 1709 SPS06

SAP S/4HANA 1610 SPS08

Required Business Function

Simplified Management of EAM Functions 13 (LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_13)

Additional Details

For each order operation and each component, you can enter up to three additional long texts. The relevant buttons to open the text editor are available in the tables on the tab pages Operation Data and Materials. If you enter services as operations, you can enter the long texts on the External Data tab page. You can also display existing long texts as a quick view by moving the mouse over the relevant icon in the table. When copying order operations or materials, long texts that have been entered are also copied.

In the SAP standard system, the three additional texts are designated by Remark, Note and Comment. You can make settings to adjust the text label on the buttons, the column headings in the tables and the corresponding tooltips to suit your individual requirements.

When the system creates a purchase requisition for externally-procured services or non-stock material, the corresponding long texts are displayed on the Texts tab page. Whether you can merely display the texts in the purchase requisition or also change and print them depends on your Customizing settings for Materials Management.

Effects on Existing Data

In the operation and component table, the SAP standard system provides the three new table columns Note, Remark and Comment By clicking on the text symbol in the respective columns, you can enter, change and display long texts.

If you enter services as operations, you can edit and display the long texts directly on the External Data tab page. To do this in the SAP standard set-up, you can use the three new pushbuttons Note, Remark and Comment.

These texts are displayed on the Texts tab page in the purchase requisition.

Effects on Customizing

If you want long texts that you created in the maintenance order to be displayed in the purchase requisition, you must make the appropriate settings in Customizing for Materials Management under Start of the navigation pathPurchasing Next navigation step Purchase Requisition Next navigation step Texts for Purchase Requisitions Next navigation step Define Copying RulesEnd of the navigation path to specify which text types from the maintenance order should be mapped to which text types in the purchase requisition. In addition, you can use the fixing indicator to determine whether copied texts in the purchase requisition can changed and printed or not.