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Please give me some help with this with a "for dummies " explanation
Every year, the client has to commit shutdown maintenance of several parts of the plant. For this, a general maintenance planner has to design and create the maintenance plans for specific equipments that will be subject to this shutdown maintenance.
When he creates these shutdown maintenance plans, he needs to group these new shutdown plans in a specific way in order to differentiate them from normal maintenance plans not shutdown related, like SA1 for â€œShutdown area 1â€, SA2 for â€œShutdown area 2â€ and so on.
Later, the maintenance worker wants to see in the system which preventive maintenance orders correspond to shutdown areas of his specific competence only. He will open his session, go to a transaction like IW38 or similar and will search for all the preventive maintenance orders for â€œshutdown area 1â€ so to say, as he wants to sort these from the ordinary PM03 maintenance orders: only the orders for the shutdown area 1. This is the requirement then: Find the maintenance orders that come from these shutdown maintenance plans as were assigned by the general maintenance planner beforehand.
These so called shutdown areas do not correspond to functional locations or work centers so he needs another way to sort them.
We cannot create a new order type for this requirement for template constraints
Shutdown maintenance will be done through maintenance plans
We can use sorting fields for this
Thank you for any help or feedback that can be provided!
The SORT FIELD could work, although if you are already using this field in the equip/floc, then it gets copied to the order/notif where you would need to overwrite it.
Another option is to use the revision field to group orders (not equipment/flocs).
Thank you for your reply Pete, very helpful as always.
The revision field is useless in my scenario because it cannot be used when creating a maintenance plan.
However in my scenario, the field with the grouping or sorting in the maintenance plan must travel to the order generated as a consequence of triggering this maintenance plan.
1) I created the sort fields anew in Customizing for Maintenance Plans.
2) I assigned a sort field to the newly created maintenance plan.
3) I scheduled the maintenance plan that triggered the first order.
4) The maintenance order did not have the sort field so in IW38 I could not find it with this criteria.
Did I do something incorrect?
Go to IW33 and check that the SORT field is in the Location tab.
No, the sort field is not in the location tab as this is another sort field different from the sort field in other objects so it does not "travel" from the maintenance plan to the order.
I will use the sort field for the maintenance plans. Then I will query all maintenance plans with that sort field and then all orders that correspond to these maintenance plans. This can solve the requirement.
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