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Standard XSteps are XSteps that you create as master data in the standard XStep repository (SXS repository). Standard XSteps can be reused by creating a reference to them in the SXS repository from an application (for example, master recipe).

Using the references to standard XSteps (SXS reference), you can considerably reduce the time required to maintain the data. If, for example, there are changes to the standard processes, you do not have to make these changes in each individual master recipe. Instead, you make the changes centrally in the SXS repository. All master recipes containing references to these standard XSteps are changed automatically.


See also: Execution Steps (XSteps)


You invoke the standard XStep repository from the SAP menu under   Production - Process   Master Data   Standard XStep Repository.  

Structure of a Standard XStep

A standard XStep can consist of several versions. Every version contains an XStep tree. You create XSteps within the XStep tree, which describe the precise contents of the standard XSteps.

For more information about XSteps, see XStep .

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You can create several versions with different validity periods for a standard XStep. If you explode an SXS reference either in the SXS repository or in an application, the system searches for the SXS version that is valid and released for the key date and creates a copy of it. You can choose any name for the version. The version names are only unique within a standard XStep (see Standard XSteps: Versioning ).

Where-used list

At the level of the standard XStep, you can perform the where-used function via the context menu. The where-used function checks whether the standard XStep is referenced in process orders, in recipes, in standard routings and in production orders, or in the repository.

The result of the where-used analysis is shown in tabular form in the lower part of the screen of the repository.

Branching to Applications:
  • By double-clicking on Application , you can branch to the display of the master recipe or the process order. By double-clicking on a referenced standard XStep, you cause the system to take you to the point in the standard XStep repository at which the standard XStep is used.

  • In the case of process orders, you can double-click on the Order Status to branch to the detail view of the order status.

Add New Fields

Vial Choose L ayout… in the button bar, you can store your own variants for the layout of the where-used list.

To display your own information in the where-used list, proceed as follows:

  1. Define an Append structure for the DDIC structure CMX_XSR_W_SXS_WHERE_USED_LIST

  2. Create an enhancement implementation for the enhancement spot ALV_GRID_XT. Enter as filter criterion for the filter ALV_GRID_ID the value SXS_WUL_RESULTS an.

  3. In the method TABLE_FOR_FIRST_DISPLAY, the fields of the customer’s own Append structure are populated (in CT_OUTTAB). The field catalog (CT_FIELDCATALOG) must likewise be extended by the addition of the new columns of the customer’s own fields.