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 EAM, Linear Asset Management 2


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Technical Objects (PM-EQM)

Required Business Function

EAM, Linear Asset Management 1 (LOG_EAM_LINEAR_1)

This business function enables you to model your linear assets as object networks in which several object links between functional locations or pieces of equipment are consolidated. You can enter linear data at network level or object level and display the object network in a graphic. You can store additional information about your object networks by recording network attribute values and properties. To analyze your object network data, you can use new single-level and multi-level list reports. New and enhanced archiving objects enable you to archive object network data and object link data. In addition, you can use new and enhanced BI Content and XI/ESR content for processing and evaluating linear data.



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

    Component Type


    Only Required for the Following Functions

    Software component

    EA-APPL 606

    SAP_APPL 606

    Portal content

    Business Package for Generic EAM Functions

    BI content

    SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI Content Add-On 706

    XI/ESR content

    EA-APPL 606, namespace

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

    XI/ESR content

    SAP_APPL 606, namespace

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

    XI/ESR content

    SAP_APPL 606, namespace

    Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Measurement Processing

    XI/ESR content

    SAP_APPL 606, namespace

    Enhanced Enterprise Services for Linear Data, Process Component Maintenance Processing

    XI/ESR content

    SAP_APPL 606, namespace

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

  • You have activated business function EAM, Linear Asset Management 1 (LOG_EAM_LINEAR_1).

  • You make all the necessary settings for the functions that you can use with the EAM, Linear Asset Management 2 (LOG_EAM_LINEAR_2) business function in Customizing for Linear Asset Management:

    • You define the LRP type.

    • You select the fields for the multi-level network lists.

    • You define additional data such as the network type or network group.

    • You define network attribute categories for network attributes and assign the categories to a network type.

    • You specify how you want the network data to be displayed in the object network graphic.


Modeling Object Networks

To model your object networks there are new transactions in which you enter linear data both at network level as well as for individual objects of the object links. You can store a linear reference pattern at network level, and either enter the start and end points of the network or use corresponding markers to define them. In the detailed data for the object links, you can, for example, define the length of individual objects, specify the start and end points, set markers, and influence the graphical display of the objects using link positions, node types, and edge types.

Here are some of the options available to you when you process your object networks:

  • You can display the status of individual objects.

  • You can enter the description of a network in multiple languages.

  • You can create malfunction reports, activity reports, maintenance requests, and orders.

  • You can navigate to various lists, such as the notification list, the scheduling overview, or various multi-level lists.

For more information, see Object Network Modeling.

Graphic Display of Object Networks

You can display the object networks you have modeled in a graphic. In Customizing, you define how you want the system to display the object network data as a graphic. For example, you can select the color and shape of the nodes and edges (link objects) or store your own icons for the nodes. In addition, you can define which additional information you want to provide as tooltips in the graphic. You can also define which transactions the users should be able to directly navigate to from the context menus of the graphic.

If you do not want to make any customer-specific settings for the network graphics, the system displays the networks according to the SAP standard profiles.

Assigning Network Attributes

You can store additional information about your object networks in attribute properties and values. In Customizing for Linear Asset Management, you define network attributes and their properties with valid values and assign them to categories. A network attribute category is valid for certain object networks if it is assigned to the appropriate network type. This enables you to store different attribute values for rail networks and road networks, for example.

To analyze the network attribute data, you can use a special report to select object networks according to criteria such as network attribute categories or even specific attribute values. This way you can, for example, list the network attribute data for all object networks that are assigned to the network attribute category Rail or whose tracks were installed during a certain time period.

For more information, see Assigning Network Attributes.

List Reports for Object Networks

There are various list reports for analyzing the object network data. You can display the data selected in the reports in a graphic.

  • Multi-level lists provide you with the following structured information for each network:

    • Attribute values that are assigned to the networks

    • Object links that belong to the selected networks

    • Functional locations or pieces of equipment that belong to the object links

    • Maintenance orders and notifications, as well as measuring points and measurement documents that are assigned to each functional location or piece of equipment.

    • Linear Data for All Technical Objects

    You can go from the multi-level lists to the transactions for the network modeler, for the master data for the technical objects, and for recording network attribute values.

  • Overview lists for networks combine network data for all object networks that, for example, belong to a specific network type or network group, or have that have certain linear data in common. The data displayed for each object network is the data you specified at header level during network modeling. For each network in the list, you can display the graphic and go to the transactions for displaying or processing the networks.

    You can use the new Business Add-In (BAdI) BADI_EAM_RIINET30_FCODE_CUS1 to activate a customer-specific function code that is available in the results list as a pushbutton and as an entry in the Environment menu.

  • The existing reports for the object links have been enhanced so that you can select according to linear data and display the linear data in the results list.

For more information, see List Reports for Object Networks.

Enhanced Archiving for Object Links

There are new archiving objects and archiving programs for archiving linear network data and their attribute values:

  • The archiving object for object links PM_NET has been enhanced so that it now enables you to archive linear data and additional object link data such as node types and edge types.

  • To archive object network data, you can use the new archiving object EAML_NETW and the corresponding write program, delete program, and read (archive) program. To extend the scope of archiving, you can use the new Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) ARC_EAML_NETW_CHECK , ARC_EAML_NETW_WRITE, and ARC_EAML_NETW_DELETE.

  • To archive network attribute data, you can use the new archiving object EAML_EVT and the corresponding write program, delete program, and read (archive) program.

  • To extend the scope of archiving when archiving object links, you can use the new BAdIs ARC_PM_NET_CHECK, ARC_PM_NET_WRITE, and ARC_PM_NET_DELETE.

For more information, see Archiving Object Link Data and Object Network Data.

Enterprise Services

The following enhanced operations are available for processing linear data:

  • Process component Product Data Maintenance:


  • Process component Installed Base Date Processing:

    • InstallationPointERPByIDQueryResponse_In_V2

    • InstallationPointSimpleByElementsQueryResponse_In_V1

  • Process component Maintenance Processing:


  • Process component Maintenance Processing:


  • Process component Service Execution Request Processing:

    • ServiceRequestERPCreateRequestConfirmation_In_V1

    • ServiceRequestERPCreateCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • ServiceRequestERPChangeCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • ServiceRequestERPChangeCheckQueryResponse_In_V1

    • ServiceRequestERPByIDQueryResponse_In_V1

BI Content

There are new DataSources that you can use to extract linear master data as well as linear data from maintenance notifications and maintenance orders. The system extracts data for the start point, end point, length, and unit of measure if you have specified this data for your linear assets. For a list of the new DataSources, see the release note LOG_EAM_LINEAR_2: Linear Data in BI Content.