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The following includes information about the delivery monitor that can help you optimize your entries for worklist creation and reduce the amount of time the selection takes.

Initial screen

The first time you call up the delivery monitor, individual selection types appear instead of the SAP standard variants. However, as you work with it, the delivery monitor notes the name of the variant you last entered. You can also enter and maintain a selection variant for individual selection types on the initial screen of the delivery monitor. Use Display variants to display or maintain variants. To maintain a variants for selection types on the initial screen, enter the name of the variant you want to maintain and choose the icon in the Maint. column. The standard report variant maintenance function appears.

You can also switch back and fourth between the outbound (Only outbound deliveries) and inbound (Only inbound deliveries) views or activate both views simultaneously (All deliveries).

Depending on what you want the worklist to convey, you can select according to the following selection types:

Outbound delivery

Inbound delivery

For picking

For putaway

For confirmation

For confirmation

For loading


For goods issue

For goods receipt

For transportation planning

For transportation planning

List outbound deliveries

List inbound deliveries

Selection Screen

Depending on the selection type, search criteria from the following areas may appear:



Organization data


Document editing


Time data


Picking data

You can enter selection criteria relevant for picking of outbound deliveries in this selection area.

If Only picking without WM is activated, only deliveries picked without Warehouse Management are selected.

If Only WM picking is activated, only deliveries that need Warehouse Management for picking (complete or Lean WM) are selected.

You can decide whether the warehouse number check should be run on header or item level in the delivery.

  • If you choose Check at header level, the system only finds deliveries that have warehouse numbers in the header that meet the selection criteria.


For example, you can search for deliveries that are meant to be processed in a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and therefore refer to a warehouse number in the header.

  • If you choose Check at item level, all deliveries that include at least one item that meets the warehouse number criteria are selected.

If you choose Exclude existing groups in WM, the system selects only those deliveries that are not yet assigned to a group in WM.

Document data


Material data


Partner data


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Display options

You can use this selection field to influence how the deliveries are displayed. Depending on the weight and volume units of the selected deliveries, the system determines a weight and volume unit that can be used uniformly for all deliveries in the list.

You can define which units the deliveries should appear in by using the Display in weight unit and Display in volume unit options.

If you choose Display delivery items, the list appears in the item view. If this field is not selected, the header view appears. You can switch between these two views in the list regardless of whether or not this field is selected on the selection screen.


If you select this option, the selection takes more time. The system does require the item data for some subsequent functions and may read it automatically anyway.

By choosing Display forwarding agent, you can also read data about the forwarding agent associated with the delivery.


If you select this option, the selection takes more time.

Data for shipment


Status: inbound/outbound deliveries

You can enter selection criteria for the delivery's processing status here. If you call up the delivery monitor in one of the views from which you want to select deliveries that are still in process, some of the status fields may have defaults that cannot be changed. You can enter other selection criteria (using the following letters) for the fields that are ready for input.

  • A stands for not processed
  • B stands for partially processed
  • C stands for completely processed

This selection option allows you more flexibility than before for selecting deliveries in specific stages of processing.


To select open deliveries, choose Total goods movement status ¹ C, since completed deliveries have a goods movement status of C.

Background processing control

If you call up the delivery monitor using selection type Outbound deliveries for picking, you have the option of creating WM transfer orders for the selected deliveries in the background. You can set the parameters Adopt pick quantity and Select items for background processing on the selection screen.

In the Outbound deliveries for conformation selection type, you can confirm pick orders in the background. You can set the Adopt pick quantity parameter on the selection screen.

Output proposal

You can enter the output type that the system is to use during output processing in the list of deliveries. You can change it again later at any point as you process the list by choosing Settings ® Output selection.


If you enter the delivery note as a default value here, you can issue the delivery note directly for the selected deliveries by selecting Subsequent functions ® Outbound deliv. output.

Notes on selecting the worklist

During the selection criteria check at item level, it follows that a delivery is only selected if at least one of the items meets the selection criteria. If the list is then displayed in item view, only those items that meet the criteria are displayed. The selection criteria entered in a search for deliveries that are in process does not influence the length of time this selection takes, for the most part.

In the List outbound deliveries and List inbound deliveries selection types, the system runs checks of the selection criteria entered and, in some cases, time-consuming search algorithms. You can reduce the search time if you follow these guidelines:




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