SAP PPPI Process Instruction Category Page 2

 
 
Study Material Contributed by Ulhas Kavle - Senior SAP Consultant, Mahindra Satyam
 
 

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SAP Process Instructions of Type 4 & 5 explained in this section

 

 

Type 4 – Process Data Calculations Formula

 

 

Can be used by the Control Recipe Destinations –

 

 “1” or “4” – Used in Shop Floor Destinations (PI Sheets)

 

 

Explanation –

 

A short description of this type of process instruction is provided here. A numeric value is calculated in PI sheets and the same is sent back as a process message. The Process instructions of such type contains the value that is to be calculated, the formula to be used for calculations, the parameters, the process message category.

 

The process instruction would look as below:

 

 

ü  PPPI_INPUT_REQUEST –

 

This is used to define the text for the formula result, for example – Qty_1:

 

 

ü  PPPI_CALCULATED_VALUE –

 

This is the output, for example – Material Quantity

 

ü  PPPI_CALCULATION_FORMULA –

 

This is the actual formula = MATERIAL_X/2 (Syntax are defined for creating the formula. When maintaining the formulas in these instruction characteristics, you can only use 240 characters (240 characters of the value box), the rest has to be included in another PPPI_CALCULATION_FORMULA characteristics.

 

 

ü  PPPI_UNIT_OF_MEASURE –

 

This is the unit of measure in which the formula would function.

 

 

ü  Using of the Wizard to Create the Process Instruction category for use in PI Sheets –

 

You can use the wizard to help you create the Process instruction category of this type. The way the wizard is used to create the process instruction category of this type is similar to how it is used in type 2. Use of wizard in type 2 is explained in detail.

 

 

 

Examples for Process Instruction Categories of Type 4:

 

 

Very important Note – As seen below, the process instruction category carrying the process message categories (which is requesting data back to SAP), the value column would contain the process message categories or process message characteristics.

 

 

 

  

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Type 5 – Inspection Results Requests

 

 

Can be used by the Control Recipe Destinations –

 

 “1” or “4” – Used in Shop Floor Destinations (PI Sheets)

 

 

Explanation –

 

The inspection result recording is accessed using this request. This process instruction type would call the inspection result recording transaction (similar to a function call as explained in the next process instruction type).

 

 

ü  PPPI_OPERATION –

 

Operation for which results are to be recorded for

 

 

ü  PPPI_PHASE –

 

Phase for which results are to be recorded for

 

 

ü  Using the Wizard to Create the Process Instruction category for use in PI Sheets –

 

You can use the wizard to help you create the Process instruction category of this type.

 

 

 

Examples Process Instruction Category of Type 5:

 

 

 

  

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SAP PPPI Process Instruction of Type 6 is explained here in this section
 
 

Type 6 – Dynamic Function Call

 

 

Can be used by the Control Recipe Destinations –

 

 “1” or “4” – Used in Shop Floor Destinations (PI Sheets)

 

 

Explanation –

 

 

The process instructions of such types are used in PI Sheets for destinations of type “1” and “4”. By including a dynamic function call, you can call the SAP transaction through predefined SAP functional modules, to carry out any manufacturing activities like Process order/Phase confirmations (by calling the confirmation transactions), goods issues to a process order (by calling the MB1A or MIGO transaction), and goods receipts from a process order (by calling the MIGO transaction or MB31). There are various function calls are available in SAP. These function modules are to be defined in SAP and should be activated for use. The function calls using functional modules are customized in SAP process management as process instructions.

 

A function Module called COPF_CALL_TRANSACTION, (Function call or process instruction name is TA_CALL) can be used for calling any transaction code. Similar you can find multiple function modules with function calls for individual transaction codes.

 

A PI Sheet would then contain a button with a text on it, which once pressed would navigate you in to the respective transaction code for which the function call is designed in the process instruction. A process instruction for calling a transaction contains the following data:

 

 

 

ü  PPPI_BUTTON_TEXT –

 

Text of the button which would be included in the PI Sheet should be included as a value for this PI characteristic.

 

 

ü  PPPI_FUNCTION_NAME –

 

Include the name of the function module which would call the transaction code in the PI Sheet.

 

 

ü  PPPI_FUNCTION_DURING_DISPLAY –

 

You can indicate whether the function call should be allowed or disallowed in the display mode of the PI Sheets.

 

 

ü  PPPI_EXPORT_PARAMETERS –

 

The export parameters are the import parameters required to run the Function module. To better understand this, you can use SE37 to run the function module; the selection parameters required to run the function module.

 

ü  Using the Wizard to Create the Process Instruction category for use in PI Sheets –

 

You can use the wizard to help you create the Process instruction category of this type.

 

 

 

Examples of Process Instruction Category of Type 6

 

Very important Note – As seen below, the process instruction category carrying the process message categories (which is requesting data back to SAP), the value column would contain the process message categories or process message characteristics.

 

 

 

  

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SAP PPPI Process Instruction of Type 7 & 0 is explained here in this section
 
 

Type 7 – Sequence Definitions

 

 

Can be used by the Control Recipe Destinations –

 

 “1” or “4” – Used in Shop Floor Destinations (PI Sheets)

 

 

Explanation –

 

When such process instructions of type 7 are added as the first process instruction in the Process instruction list, for the phase, the system becomes capable of defining the phase relationships and which phase is to be finished before you can take up the activities on the phase in question. Over and above informing the predecessor phase to the phase in question, it also restricts and keeps the instruction list of the phase inactive until the messages of the predecessor phase have been cleared and posted. Relationships of the phases of a given destination or of a given PI Sheet are considered. A PI Sheet thus knows the relationship between the phases of a given destination.

 

The process instruction of type 7 would contain the following instructions:

 

ü  PPPI_PREDECESSOR –

 

This process instruction characteristic defines the predecessor phase.

 

 

ü  Using the Wizard to Create the Process Instruction category for use in PI Sheets –

 

You can use the wizard to help you create the Process instruction category of this type.

 

 

 

 

Type 0 – Universal Process instruction

 

 

Can be used by the Control Recipe Destinations –

 

“4” – Only used in Browser Based PI Sheet control Recipe destinations

 

 

Explanation –

 

It is a universal process instruction type and can behave as process instructions of type 1 to type 7. It can only be used in creating browser based PI Sheets.