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You use this function to assign data fields to an operation or sub-operation. You define the usage and meaning of these data fields yourself. You can enter business information or values for formula parameters that are not included in the standard system.


A field key is defined in Customizing for routings, in which the required combination of user-defined fields is stored.


By assigning a field key to an operation or sub-operation, you determine

  • Which user-defined fields are available in the particular object

  • Which field names or key words are used for these fields

You can then enter data in these user-defined fields. Note that the system does not check your entries.

Types of User-Defined Fields

Depending on the field key, up to twelve data fields with various field formats are available. These are:

  • Up to four general fields for any text

You can use them to store information about people responsible, substitutes or telephone numbers, for example.

  • Up to two quantity fields

You can assign additional formula parameters to the quantity fields in the field key. With the help of formula parameters you can use the values of the quantity fields in work center formulas, to calculate processing times, capacity requirements and costs.

In addition there is also a field for the unit of each quantity field. Default values and their units which you have maintained in Customizing for formula parameters are transferred, but you can change this data.

Caution Caution

If you have entered data in the quantity fields and then change the field key, the old values remain unchanged.

End of the caution.
  • Up to two value fields

In addition there is also a field for the unit of each value field.

  • Up to two date fields

Here you can enter internal start dates, for instance.

  • Up to two checkboxes

You can use these to indicate whether an operation is to be included in evaluations in the Info System, for instance.


You can find the user-defined fields on the detail screens for operations and sub-operations