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 MEB and Logbook Innovations


Technical Data

Technical Name of the Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Discrete Industries and Mill Products

Application Component

Logbook (IS-AD-LBK)

Maintenance Event Builder (IS-AD-MEB)

Maintenance Task Lists (IS-AD-PRM-TL)

Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Project Oriented Maintenance (LOG_EAM_POM)

You can use this business function to enhance your portfolio of functions for Logbook and the Maintenance Event Builder (MEB).

It is crucial to have an overview of the overall reliability of an asset so you can evaluate and improve uptime and plan your maintenance strategy more effectively. The new features for viewing logbooks and sublogbooks enable a more accurate failure and downtime analysis so maintenance planners can make improved and informed maintenance strategies.

Authorization enhancements for MEB improve information security and compliance of technical objects.

Note Note

If you activate Business Function LOG_EAM_POM_2 and import Support Packages for the software components SAP-APPL or EA-APPL, you must also import the ECC-DIMP Support Packages.

End of the note.


You must install DIMP 6.0, activate the business functions MEB and Logbook Innovations (LOG_EAM_POM_2) and Project Oriented Maintenance (LOG_EAM_POM) and install the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component


Software Component






  • Logbook synchronization

    The logbook technical object hierarchy is synchronized with the actual technical object hierarchy. If a change is made to the technical object structure, this change is reflected immediately in the Logbook application when the logbooks are reselected. There are two possible modes for running the logbook application.

    • Logbook with sub-logbooks without synchronization of the technical object structure.

    • Logbook without the function for manually moving sub-logbooks and with synchronization of the technical object structure (synchronous logbooks)

    If you want to use the synchronous logbook object, you must run report DIACL_CUST_LBK_SYNC_MODE. This clears the relations set for the sub-logbook nodes in the database. You access this report in Customizing under Start of the navigation path Plant Maintenance and Customer Service Next navigation step Maintenance and Service Processing Next navigation step Logbook Next navigation step Display Synchronized Logbooks. End of the navigation path

    Note that this program acts like a switch. Once you have run the program for synchronizing logbooks, it cannot be reversed.

  • Logbook Options

    You can create and hide logbooks in the master data for equipment and functional locations:

    • If you set the Logbook duty, a logbook is created simultaneously when you create a technical object. If the indicator is set in change mode, it indicates that a logbook exists for that technical object.

    • If you set the Hide logbook indicator, you can hide logbooks in the logbook hierarchy. If you choose to hide a particular sub-logbook folder, all the application objects (for example, sub-logbooks, log entries, log notifications, measurement documents) below it will be assigned to its superior logbook nodes. Note that this function will not work if the technical object in the logbook hierarchy is at the upper-most level.

    To view the new subscreen containing these options, in the view profile for technical objects, you must add screen 141. You do this in Customizing under Start of the navigation path Plant Maintenance and Customer Service Next navigation step Master Data in Plant Maintenance and Customer Service Next navigation step Technical Objects Next navigation step General Data Next navigation step Set View Profiles for Technical Objects. End of the navigation path

Maintenance Event Builder

  • Update maintenance work order with project information

    In the MEB, when orders are created for a revision with WBS elements, the WBS element is updated on the Location tab page as well as the Additional Data tab page. Previously, you could only see the updated WBS element on the Additional Data tab page and you had to manually enter the WBS element on the Location tab page. To enable the WBS element information to be copied to the Location tab page, you use user parameter DIWPS_WBS_LOC. This parameter must be defined in the user profile as 'X'. If you do not want to enable this function, do not define this parameter in the profile.

  • Authorization object check for PM technical objects in the MEB

    Users with no authorizations for an authority group in a technical object (authorization object I_BEGRP) are restricted access to that technical object. This is done to restrict user access to some 'sensitive' technical objects, for example, a part inside a nuclear engine. These restrictions are also inherited by objects such as notifications and orders which are created for these technical objects. In core transactions for the maintenance of notifications and orders such as IW22/ IW32 these checks were already in place, but were not previously available in the MEB.

    Authorization checks are now run on revisions, notifications and order objects in MEB and an authorization error is displayed on further processing of these objects. The checks are implemented in all the three work areas in the MEB.

    In the notification work area, if the notification selection involves notifications for which a user has insufficient authorizations, then these notifications are removed from the selection.

    In the revision work area, if the revision selection involves revisions for which the user has insufficient authorization, then such revisions are removed from the selection.

    If a revision has one or more notifications assigned to it and the user does not have authorization to view all the notifications then those notifications are not shown below the revision. The same happens for orders below a revision. Such revisions which have partial data are always seen in display mode. No further planning can be done by the user on these revisions.

    In the planning board, the unauthorized revisions and technical objects cannot be seen.

More Information

For more information, see Logbook and Maintenance Event Builder.