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Some subsequent processing functions call up other transactions in the batch input procedure. By choosing Settings ® Subsequent functions, you can define whether subsequent processing should be carried out in the foreground, background, or foreground only when errors occur.

All functions except for confirmation are available in all selection types, which allows the individual scenarios for processing deliveries to run smoothly.

Depending on the selection type, you may also be able to call up the most important subsequent functions using the F6, F7 and F8 function keys.





Menu path


Creating a group

Subsequent functions ® Group ® Create


Subsequent functions ® Group ® Create with WM reference

The selected deliveries are combined into a group, either with or without WM reference

Specify the group type (the system presents a default which is dependent on the selection type). Then, you can enter a descriptive text. If you create a group in WM, you must also enter the warehouse number. The group is created when you press ENTER.

If the grouping was successful, the processed deliveries appear green; if errors occurred, they appear red.


If group output processing is available for the group type you chose, the system requires an exclusive lock for the deliveries involved. This way, it can make sure that none of the deliveries are currently being processed (otherwise, picking lists cannot refresh the delivery properly). This may be the explanation if a message appears stating that the deliveries in question cannot be locked.

Creating a wave pick

Subsequent functions ® Group ® Wave pick

A wave pick is created for the selected deliveries. After choosing this function, you can enter a descriptive text. The wave pick is created when you press ENTER. If the wave pick cannot be created, the system either issues an error message or goes to the transaction for displaying collective processing logs.

Creating transfer orders

Subsequent functions ® Create transfer order

This function is available for both inbound and outbound deliveries.

If you have set subsequent processing to Background or Foreground for error, you can enter the initial screen parameters of the transaction for creating a transfer order:

  • If you choose Select items, all items of the transfer order that you are creating are flagged for further processing.
  • By choosing Adopt pick quantity (outbound deliveries), you control whether you want the pick quantity to be copied into the delivery and whether goods issue should be posted immediately after picking.
  • Similarly, the Adopt putaway quantity function (inbound deliveries) controls whether the putaway quantity is to be copied into the delivery quantity and whether goods receipt should be posted immediately.

If the transfer order creation was successful, the processed deliveries appear green; if errors occurred, they appear red. Deliveries that are not relevant for processing in WM appear dark gray.

The system needs the delivery item information in order to create transfer orders. If necessary, the delivery items must first be read and added to the system information (by switching to the item view of the list).


Subsequent functions ® Confirm picking


Subsequent functions ® Confirm putaway

This function is only available on the Outbound Deliveries for Confirmation and Inbound Deliveries for Confirmation screens, since the picking or putaway entries that can be confirmed are only included here. As with creation of a transfer order, the color of the confirmation indicates its status. If you have set processing of subsequent functions to background mode, you can specify whether the picking or putaway quantity should be copied into the delivery quantity or whether you want to post goods issue/goods receipt immediately following confirmation.

Post goods issue

(outbound deliveries only)

Subsequent functions ® Post goods issue

You can set the actual goods movement date.

If the goods issue posting was successful, the processed deliveries appear green; if errors occurred, they appear red. The delivery also appears in green if goods issue was already posted for the delivery in question (because the same delivery was accidentally selected twice, for example).

Post goods receipt

(inbound deliveries only)

Subsequent functions ® Post goods receipt

The procedure is similar to posting goods issue. You can set the actual goods receipt date.

Create billing document

(outbound deliveries only)

Subsequent functions ® Create billing document

Individual billing documents are created for the selected deliveries, one after another. The documents are not combined like they are in collective processing for billing documents.

Output processing

Subsequent functions ® Delivery output

Subsequent functions ® Picking output

Subsequent functions ® Group output





Settings ® Color grouping

You can define a default for the output that is to be processed on the initial screen. Unless specified otherwise, the given output type is processed when you carry out the subsequent functions of delivery output, picking output or group output for the selected deliveries.

You can define the processing mode (first, repeat, or error processing) before group or delivery outputs are carried out.

To change your output selection, choose Settings ® Output selection. You can choose the outputs you want to process for each output category. The outputs you select are copied into the list when you choose Back or Exit.

Background processing

You can use some of the delivery monitor components for collective background processing of large quantities of documents. To do so, enter a selection variant for the report and then schedule it for background processing.

You can also initiate background processing directly from the report's selection screen. Enter your selection criteria and parameters and choose Program ® Output in background. You can then set the spool parameters and schedule background processing in the dialog box that appears.

Background processing triggers subsequent processing for all documents selected, but it does not issue lists. When processing is complete, a list of documents and their processing status (successful or with errors) appears in the spool.




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