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Setting up a Variant

On the initial screen, you can enter a variant so that the system will display only those warehouse activity monitor objects that you want to see on your screen. If you do not enter a variant, all objects that have been activated for monitoring in Customizing appear for selection.

  1. To call up the warehouse activity monitor, choose : Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Information System ® Warehouse ® Warehouse Activity Monitor from the SAP menu.
  2. Enter a warehouse number (only one is allowed at any one time) and choose Program ® Execute.
  3. From the list of objects displayed, select the field Display for all objects that you want to see displayed on the screen for this variant.

  4. Once you have selected these objects, choose Goto ® Variant ® Save as variant.
  5. The system displays the detail screen for defining variants.

  6. On this screen, enter a variant name and description.
  7. Other entries on this screen are optional. The following table provides an example as to how you can use a few of these optional entries.

    Optional Variant Limitations


    Selection option


    Critical transfer orders

    Movement type

    The system only displays critical transfer orders for the movement types selected.


    Source storage type

    The system only displays transfer orders in a selected source storage type.


    Destination storage type

    The system only displays transfer orders in a selected destination storage type.


  8. To continue, chose Save.

In the future, when you enter this variant on the initial screen, each time you call up the warehouse activity monitor, the system only displays the screen associated with this variant. The selection screen will only appear again if you leave the Variant field blank.

User Parameters

Once you have defined a variant, you can modify the user parameters so that each time a user selects the warehouse activity monitor from the WM menu, the variant assigned to that user automatically appears on the initial screen. To do this, select System ® User profile ® User parameters from any menu bar. Enter LVA in the Parameter ID (PID) field and the variant you defined in the Parameter value field.


Once you have defined a variant, you proceed as follows to use the warehouse activity monitor.

  1. Choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Information System ® Warehouse ® Warehouse Activity Monitor from the SAP menu.
  2. Enter a warehouse number and a variant, and choose Sie Program ® Execute.

The system displays the quantity of critical processes in the warehouse number and the date and time of the information.


The date-time-group displayed on the monitor depicts the time the data was actually retrieved from the system. You should set up your system to run reports as often as you believe is necessary.

You can update this information by positioning the cursor on one of the objects and choosing Edit ® Retrieve new data. When you retrieve new data for an object, the system doesn't wait for the background process (report) that was defined for this object to be executed. Instead, the system executes the report to retrieve the desired information and the quantity and date for that object are updated accordingly.

If you refresh the screen by selecting Edit ® Refresh, the system does not retrieve new data, but only refreshes the data on the current screen display.

Status Indicators

Traffic light icons are used for each of the warehouse activity monitor objects to indicate their status. The color of the traffic light indicates the status as follows:

Warehouse Activity Monitor Status Indicators

Traffic light color

Processing Status


No critical processes exist for this object.


Indicates that critical processes exist which are already being processed. Some activity has taken place, but these items have not been fully processed or corrected.


This object contains at least one critical process that has not been processed.

Detail List Screen

To display a list of objects with more detailed information from the initial hierarchical tree, position the cursor on a category (for example, unconfirmed transfer orders or one of the subordinate categories) and select Edit ® Display details.


You can modify the way this screen displays data by selecting Settings ® Display variants ® Current.

From the detail screens, you can carry out functions that are appropriate for each individual object, such as confirming an unconfirmed transfer order. For a description of each of these functions, see the section Additional Functions for each of the individual objects:

Unconfirmed Transfer Orders

Open Transfer Requirements

Open Posting Change Notices

Open Deliveries

Stock in Interim Storage Areas

Negative Stock

Inconsistencies in Stock Figures for Production Supply

See also:

Example: Displaying Unconfirmed Transfer Orders

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