PLM Project System (PS)

User status control in SAP PS

SAP PS User status Functionality

1. Introduction

This Blog Post is about the user status function in SAP-PS.

SAP provided standard system status, in order to fulfill business requirements. Whereas, user status function plays a very important role in order to fulfill those requirements, which cannot be mapped through system status.

In the below example, I will display, how commitment (PO) can be blocked by using user status function,

2. Configuration

Path: SPRO->Project System->Structures->Operative Structures->Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)-> WBS User Status->Create Status Profile

  • Create a status profile, as in below scenario TEST001
  • Here have created 3 user status INIT, EXEC & CLSD
  • Add object type, in our case it is WBSE
  • Double click on user status INIT
  • Press create button, below screen, will appear
  • Here we have opted block PR & PO
  • As explored many features are available
  • INIT user status PR & PO blocked
  • EXEC every transaction allowed.
  • CLSD user status PR & PO blocked
  • Assign status profile to the Project profile for WBSE, as above.

3. Process Flow

  • Create project & WBSE Element
  • For WBSE (39-01) user status INIT active
  • PO blocked as below
  • Now change user status for WBSE (39-01) as “EXEC”
  • No error message of user status for PO, as it is allowed for EXEC status & wbse has user status EXEC. Screenshot as below

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