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This report serves the DIRECT-INPUT of catalog data.



If you want to use DIRECT-INPUT, you must have defined a catalog under the IMG node Define Catalog Code.

For catalogs with characteristic values, you also have to ensure that that catalog class and the appropriate characteristics exist and that the class/class type has been entered in the above IMG node.

The data can either be made available via an appropriate tool such as EXCEL (for example, for catalogs that have been self-defined) or via data preparation programs (report /SAPCEM/INPUT_BGL91 for BGL91 data, report /SAPCEM/INPUT_BAL90 for BAL90 data).

A file with the following properties must exist for the data transfer:

  • The data is stored in ASCII format and separated within a record with the TAB as separator (*.txt).
  • There are three different datat types within a data record:
  • #1,,catalog data

  • #2,,text data

  • #3,,characteristic data

  • You must enter data type #1, but the other two data types are optional. Optional entries are displayed as such in the data type structures.
  • Data type #1: there is exactly one entry with the following structure per data record
  • #1

  • Structure- / catalog number

  • Interpolation indicator (space = can be interpolated, 'X' = cannot be interpolated)

  • Data type #2: there can be any number of entries with the following structure per data record:
  • #2

  • Language indicator (e.g. D for German, E for English)

  • Catalog Text

  • BOM text, only to be recommended for CEM BOM catalogs

The catalog text is the descriptive text that is assigned to the numbers in the catalog in the catalog structure display.
The BOM text is a shortened description of the numbers in the catalog that is displayed in the BOMs.
Only the catalog text has to be defined for the catalog structure. It is not absolutely necessary to define a catalog structure for a catalog, but it helps.
When the BGL91 is converted, the catalog text for the catalog ebtries is determined either via the text file included, if there is none, it is copied from the BOM text.
For a CEM BOM catalog that you defined yourself, both the catalog text and the BOM text should be defined for the catalog entries. Entering a text after the language indicator is always valuated as catalog text, only subsequent text entry would mean the BOM text.
  • ,,Data type #3: there can any number of entries with the following structure per data record:
  • #3

  • Characteristic name

  • Characteristic value



The catalog indicator, the file name (with path) of the data file and the transfer type (I = create, M = change) has to be entered on the selection screen. If you set the "Test run" indicator, only a data test takes place and the data error or data information, if the processing is successful, is returned. If this indicator is not set, the data is also updated.

Standard Variants




Structure entry with two languages:

#1,,123 ,,,,#2,,D,,Überschrift,,,,#2,,E,,title

Catalog entry with structure text and BOM text and a characteristic

#1,,12345,,,,#2,,D,,Test record,,TEST,,,,#3,,VALUE,,2,6

Catalog entry without text and with a characteristic


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