Mass Transaction Code Test Course

Mass maintenance is a cross-functional tool that can be used to change large volumes of data. Mass maintenance is used to make mass changes to master data such as materials, vendors, customers, purchase orders, purchase requisitions, info records etc.

Agenda:

Overview of Mass Maintenance Tool

Definition of Mass Maintenance Tool

Mass maintenance is a cross-functional tool that can be used to change large volumes of data. Mass maintenance is used to make mass changes to master data such as materials, vendors, customers, purchase orders, purchase requisitions, info records etc.

What is the Difference Between Mass Maintenance and the Individual Maintenance of Objects?

 

  • The user selects the table and the fields to be changed from a list.
  • The consistency checks are carried out collectively when the change is saved, not at the time value is actually entered or changed
  • Changes can be made to several objects simultaneously
  • Changing without displaying the data in case of numerous hits saves time
  • Fast runtime for more objects as well

Usage Guidelines

Users should handle this tool with care. Mass changes can be a bit dangerous and there is no mass reverse function, so it is very important to double check changes being carried out. Also, it is recommended to grant access only to site SMEs, site super users, or support team members.

Mass maintenance makes particular sense if you have to adapt existing datasets to a changed situation (for example: if you need to reassign materials to different purchasing group or you need to change payment methods on vendor master data due to bank accounting configuration change etc.)

You can call mass maintenance tool in different ways. One of them is transaction code MASS where you able to select object to work on. But you can call also several objects by a specific transaction in their respective module (see Alternate Transaction Codes for more details).

How to Get Access to Mass Maintenance Transactions

Global role provides access to change master data in all plants therefore requires additional corporate level approvals. A GRC request should be submitted for any of the below roles as needed.

Role

ZD:IT_MM_MAT_MASS_MAINT_GLBL

ZD:IT_PU_MASS_MAINT_GLBL

ZD:IT_PU_VEND_MASS_MAINT_GLBL

ZD:IT_SD_CUST_MASS_MAINT_GLBL

ZD:IT_SO_MASS_MAINT_GLBL L

Screen shot from Success Factors proving training course completion should be attached to the GRC request.

The successful completion of this training and the quiz at the end is the prerequisite of submitting a GRC request and asking for the roles!

How to Execute Mass Maintenance

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Final Quiz

What is the mass maintenance tool?

  • It is a cross-functional tool that can be used to change large volumes of master data.
  • It is a tool that can be used to change transactional data.
  • It is a tool that can be used to process transactions on mass.

Is it possible to undo changes saved in the mass maintenance tool?

  • Yes
  • No