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Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise business function

Available As Of

SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Technical Objects (PM-EQM)

Required Business Function

Not relevant

This business function enables you to describe, display, and manage linear assets. Linear assets are technical systems with a linear infrastructure whose condition and properties can vary from section to section (dynamic segmentation).

Examples of linear assets include:

  • Pipelines

  • Roads and railway tracks

  • Overhead power lines / cables

You can create linear assets as technical objects (such as functional locations and equipment) and store linear data. You can carry out maintenance tasks for these technical objects, which result in notifications, maintenance orders, and measurement documents, for example. This enables you to monitor what condition your linear assets are in, identify where there is damage or a defect (using the start point, end point, and offset), and manage all types of maintenance tasks (planned, unplanned, and preventive).

You can enter the following information as linear data for displaying, managing, and maintaining your linear assets:

  • Start point, end point, length, and unit of measurement (for example, kilometers, miles)

  • Information on markers (such as start and end points, the distance between a marker and the start point, the distance between a marker and the end point), and unit of measurement

  • Information on the offset (for example, horizontal or vertical offset), and units of measurement


You can use the Simplified Management of EAM Functions (LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY) business function to implement business packages that enable maintenance workers to complete their daily tasks more quickly and easily. The following business packages simplify maintenance processes for planned and unplanned activities as well as the access to stock data:

With the Operation Account Assignment (LOG_EAM_OLC) business function, you can use the operation of a maintenance order or service order as the account assignment object. As a result, you can allocate estimated, planned, and current costs at operation level.

With the Enterprise Asset Management Part 2 (LOG_EAM_SIMP) business function, you can use maintenance processes more easily.


You have installed the following components with the version mentioned or higher:

Component Type


Only Required for the Following Functions

Software component



ECC-SE 605

Portal content

Business Package for Generic EAM Functions

Create, change, and display linear reference patterns in the SAP NetWeaver Portal or SAP NetWeaver Business Client

SAP Enterprise Services

ESA ECC-SE 605, namespace

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Installed Base Data Processing

SAP Enterprise Services

SAP_APPL 605, namespace

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Product Data Maintenance

SAP Enterprise Services

ESA ECC-SE 605, namespace

SAP_APPL 605, namespace

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Measurement Processing

SAP Enterprise Services

ESA ECC-SE 605, namespace

EA-APPL 605,

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Maintenance Processing

SAP Enterprise Services

EA-Appl 605, namespace

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Service Execution Order Processing

SAP Enterprise Services

ESA ECC-SE 605, namespace

Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Service Confirmation Processing

You have made the required settings in Customizing for Classification System, Linear Asset Management and Plant Maintenance and Customer Service.

For more information about the required Customizing settings, see Linear Data in Master Data.


Linear Data in Master Data

You can create and manage linear data for your company's linear assets in the master data of the following technical objects:

  • Functional location

  • Equipment

  • Measuring point

To define inspections and maintenance tasks that must be carried out in your linear assets, you can create and manage the maintenance items in maintenance plans with linear data.

In addition, you can create linear reference patterns as master data and use linear data in the classification of technical objects.

Linear reference patterns are also available as portal content. If you want to use this content, you must install the Business Package for Generic EAM Functions and activate the Simplified Management of EAM Functions (LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY) business function.

Linear Data in Maintenance Documents

To carry out maintenance tasks for keeping your linear assets in operating order, you can create and manage linear data in the following maintenance documents:

  • Maintenance notification and service notification

  • Maintenance order and service order

  • Operation of the maintenance or service order

  • Time confirmation (individual time confirmation and collective time confirmation)

  • Measurement document

For more information, see Linear Data in Maintenance Documents.

Linear Data in Reports

You can enter linear data as selection criteria on the selection screens of various Plant Maintenance reports. From the result list, you can then call and process master data or maintenance documents with linear data. The SAP List Viewer is available for displaying and formatting the lists with linear data. You can store information on the column setup, sort criteria, and filter conditions in layouts.

For more information, see Linear Data in Reports.

Mass Changes to Linear Data

In the list output of functional locations (transaction IL05) and equipment (transaction IE05), there are new fields available for changing linear data in mass maintenance. This function enables you to change linear data in several functional locations or pieces of equipment at the same time.

For more information, see Mass Changes to Linear Data.

Enterprise Services

The following enhanced operations are available for processing linear data:

  • Process component Product Data Maintenance:

    • IndividualMaterialERPChangeRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • IndividualMaterialERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • IndividualMaterialByIDQueryResponse_In_V1

    • IndividualMaterialERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

  • Process component Installed Base Data Processing:

    • InstallationPointERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • InstallationPointERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • InstallationPointERPChangeRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • InstallationPointERPChangeCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • InstallationPointERPByIDQueryResponse_In_V1

  • Process component Maintenance Processing:

    • MeasurementReadingERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In

    • MeasurementReadingERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In

    • MeasurementReadingERPByIDQueryResponse_In

    • MeasurementReadingERPByMeasuringDeviceIDQueryResponse_In

    • LatestMeasurementReadingERPByMeasuringDeviceIDQueryResponse_In

  • Process component Maintenance Processing:

    • Business object Maintenance Request

      • MaintenanceRequestByIDQueryResponse_In

      • MaintenanceRequestCreateRequestConfirmation_In

      • MaintenanceRequestERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In

      • MaintenanceRequestChangeRequestConfirmation_In

      • MaintenanceRequestChangeCheckQueryResponse_In

    • Business object Maintenance Order

      • MaintenanceOrderERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In_V1

      • MaintenanceOrderERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

      • MaintenanceOrderERPChangeRequestConfirmation_In_V1

      • MaintenanceOrderERPChangeCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

      • MaintenanceOrderERPByIDQueryResponse_In_V1

      • MaintenanceOrderERPSimpleByElementsQueryResponse_In

    • Business object Maintenance Confirmation

      • MaintenanceConfirmationCreateRequestConfirmation_In

      • MaintenanceConfirmationERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In

      • MaintenanceConfirmationCreateRequestConfirmation_In

  • Process component Service Execution Order Processing:

    • ServiceExecutionOrderERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In_V2

    • ServiceExecutionOrderERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In_V2

    • ServiceExecutionOrderERPChangeRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • ServiceExecutionOrderERPChangeCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • ServiceExecutionOrderERPByIDQueryResponse_In_V1

  • Process component Service Confirmation Processing:

    • ServiceConfirmationERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In

    • ServiceConfirmationERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In

    • ServiceConfirmationERPByIDQueryResponse_In