Top 50 Sap Pm Interview Questions You Must Prepare 23.Jul.2024

Q1. "flow Path Of Maintenance Order"

what Is The Flow Path Of Maintenance Order?

i Am Not Sure Whether Technical Completion Needs To Be Done After Settlement Of Order Or Befor

The standard procedure or flow is after TECO. You can then go for settlement afterwards.

So do the Release, confirmation and then TECO.

Technically speaking, you can perform settlement in either REL or TECO status.

Therefore it is up to your business or purpose to decide.

Q2. "lube Routes"

can Lube Routes Be Created In Sap? I Assume The Best Way Is With An Object List In The Maintenance Item.

if There Is A Better Way, What Is The Process Involv

There is an OSS Note to attach a measurement entry list to a maintenance plan. You can refer from it for guidance.

Q3. "automatic Warranty Dates Update During Equipment Creation"

i Want To Update Warranty Dates While Creating The Serial Number And Equipment During Transaction Outbound Delivery. Ca

Investigate user-exit IQSM0007 (Serial numbers, user exit for goods movements).

Q4. How To Schedule Counter Base Maintenance Plant For Dg In Power Plant That Need 800hr Per Month Mains This Steps I Followed.

i Have Created Meas Pt With Counter (ik01) Created Meas Document Ik11 Th

First of all, you cannot get 800 hrs per month...

For counter based... it will schedule in two days... like.. days and hours... but.. if u schedule in will take the annual reading and schedule the dates.. So.. if the running hrs didn't reach, but the date reached... so.. it will open a order...

Give the annual reading according to the running hrs of the DG.. then u will get.

Q5. "the Authorization Object Werks In Ia25 Transaction"

when Deleting A Task List In Ia25, Only I_rout Object Is Being Checked For The Field Actvt To Be With Values 24 & 41.


See if there is an authorization object for IWERK (planning plant). From there, do the revisions as needed to comply with your requirement.

Q6. "costing Variant For Pm Orders"

i Intend To Use The Standard Costing Variant For Pm Orders.

what Are The Standard Costing Variants Used For Pm Orders?

if I Use The

The standard planned/actual costing variants are both set to PM01.

Your FI/CO team may need to adjust the costing type and valuation variant etc.

Either way, coordinate with your FI/CO team about these settings.

Q7. "released Schedule"

does Anyone Know How I Can Be Able To Identify When A Work Order Is Released? I Only Found The Date When The Order Was Released, But I Can't Find Anything On W

Have a look in the action or changes log within the order.

Go to the status screen and select the REL status. Use the menu path Extras >Change documents > For status. This will show date, time, and user.

Q8. "availability Control For Cost Center"

the Requirement Is That The Client Wants To Control The Budget At Cost Center Level.

budget Is Maintained For Cost Centers Using The

I think the control can be established when requesting for the resources. Example: raising a PR, after the release of a PR, and goods procured.

The scenario is for Expenses Budget for the Cost Center.

The Engineering Department gives Expenses Budget (Includes Manpower cost, Spares, External Services) for the fiscal year with a monthly break up.

Using the T Code KPZ2, the Budget values will be maintained.

 Let us take an example Budget for January 2006 for the Cost Center Engineering Department is $500,00@At the time of posting transactions like Goods Issue, Service Entry Sheet or Time Confirmation, if the total expenses for the month of January exceeds the Budget value $500,000, the system should give the message.

Q9. "table That Contains Both Measuring Point And Equipment"

can You Tell Me Which Table Contains Both A Measuring Point And Equipment Number, And A Measuring Point And Functional Loc

Try the following:



Q10. "tables Storing The Priorities, Notification Types"

i Need For The Tables To Be Able To Provide The Priority Configuration. A Table That Store Notification Types And A Table That

Check in the PM/CS links. There you’ll find an entry to PM tables.

Q11. How To Set The Deletion Flag To Functional Location And Also Want To Know How To Hide The Flagged Functional Location?

You can use transaction code IL02 to change functional location, highlight the respective functional location and go to edit at the top tool bar, their you select functions change and their you can click delete, to set a flag delete.

You cannot hide this functional location when you display IH01 , the functional location hierarchy is displayed but once you click it , the screen appears showing the functional location is created with flag for deletion.

Q12. "actual Variance Maintenance Plan"

in Maintenance Plan We Get The Actual Variance (of Day) In "maintenance Plan Schedule Calls" Tab.

as We Are Looking For The Number Of Da

Assuming you mean the date difference between planned and actual (confirmation date), this date can be found in tables MHIS and respectively.

Q13. "use Tcode 'cv01n' To Upload One File To Sap"

when I Am Using Tcode 'cv01n' To Upload One File To Sap And I Click 'check In' Button, It Appears Information 'sap Archiving For Doc

The transaction CV01N creates an object in SAP. This object is just a link with your document on your PC or on a server.

The transaction CV01N does not upload your file in SAP.

You can also check in transaction DC10 the value for ‘file size’.

Q14. "user Defined Fields In List Editing"

when We Do Enhancement By Adding User Defined Fields In Notification Is It Possible To Select Notifications Based On User Defined Fields In L

My guess is that you will not be able to see the customer specific fields in the standard list edit programs.

But you can simply copy these programs and include the fields yourself.

Q15. "date Used For Maintenance Plan Scheduling Using Shift Factor"

i Need Some Confirmation Information On Maintenance Plan Scheduling.


if You Are Using Mainte

You know that really annoying pop-up box that appears when you TECO and order? The one with the reference date and time?

This is the information used as a basis for the shift factors.

In the newer versions, there are two reference dates and times. One of them is specifically used for maintenance plans.

The new functionality is available from version 4.7 onwards. You need to activate this for each of the maintenance plan category.

Q16. "teco Order"

i Have Some Issues Pertaining To Work Order. The Users Technically Complete The Work Orders And Settle It. However, They Come Back After A Few Days And Cancel The Tec

Answers are given in the order they were asked:

  1.  Authorization object I_VORG_ORD is checked through:

    Where BETRVORG equals ‘BUTA’;

    But, also in TECO, people can consume (unplanned) materials or confirm work hours; you might want to double check if SAP PM Interview Questions - 70 - blocking the un-TECO would resolve your problem.

    There is an alternative solution:

    Utilize a user-exit to pop-up a warning/error message when creating a confirmation document.

    Have a look at TCode SMOD with a search criteria CONFPM*;

    It’s just an alternative option to investigate. The first solution was better but it wouldn’t work for goods movements via IW41, but not for POs, SES, etc.

    User-statuses could also cause problems e.g.

    1. PR created in REL status
    2. PO created in REL status
    3. Order TECO’ed and user-status blocks goods movements;
    4. Now try to GR the PO - you will now get a status error.

    At some level you need to control processes via training/ education etc.

  2. You can do this by using a user profile, in which a status is activated automatically by the TECO business process.

To this user status, you can block ‘actual postings’;

Q17. "dip Profile"

i Have Just Set-up A Repair Order In Which This Repair Order Creates A Service Order To Record Repair Activities. The Rrb Profile Is Located On The Repair Order. Whe

Do the following to correct the situation: Make sure that you run DP90 with the sales order number and not the service order. Go back to the service order and check if there are actual costs involved.

Check your DIP Profile; specifically the sources section to ensure that you are not filtering out any dynamic items.

Check the planned/actual report (button) in the Cost tab; check that a quantity is displayed.

Q18. "measuring Point"

can I Maintain Two Different Units In A Measuring Point?

for Example:

i Entered All Readings In Amperes. Is It Possible To Maintain Readings In V

You can have as many measurement points as you need.

You will need to create another measurement type (characteristic) to accommodate the other unit of measure.

Create a new measurement point with a new unit of measure and then link the new point with the old one using transmission of measurement reading. This will resolve your problem.

Q19. "superior Order And Sub Order"

i Want To Use The Sub-orders. However, I Have A Few Doubts And Would Like To Clarify Some Issues Before I Begin:

  1. after The Settlement O

Yes, there is a specific cost report in the order (Extras- >Suborders->Cost overview).

The TCode IW38 uses the Leading order and the Superior order fields.

Q20. "maintenance Work Center Mandatory In Pm Order"

at This Moment The Maintenance Work Center And Planner Group Are Mandatory Fields In A Pm01-order.

in The Customizing (defi

Check the influencing factors (button at the top of screen) in the field selection.

The main work center in the work order header is always mandatory, you can’t change it.

In the initial screen, when you create a work order, enter a functional location which contains a work center. After this, you will not have a problem filling up this field.

Q21. "changing The Planning Plant In Task List"

if I Want To Change The Planning Plant For The Task List, How Should I Proceed?

It cannot be actually be changed, but you can modify a particular Equipment in IE02 -> in Organization -> Responsibility -> Planning Plant.

You can also change IP05 in the Planning Data.

Q22. What Is The Use Of Item Number In Maintenance Order?

 Item number refers to the number (not material number) to  identify the material component that is to be used for an operation in the maintenance order.It is generally given in increments of 0010.It is the first field in the Components tab of a maintenance order.

Q23. "catalog Profile For Equipment"

what Is The Process For Maintaining Catalog A Profile For Each Equipment?

we Have A General Catalog Profile For All The Equipment. We Are I

Create a catalog profile and assign it to your equipment in the Organization tab. This will then be copied to the Notification when the equipment number is entered.

The same works for Functional locations.

Q24. "change Estimated Costs On A Cs Order"

i Have Read From Previous Posts That It Is Not Possible In Standard Sap To Change The Estimated Costs For Released Service Orders.


You cannot change the estimated costs once the order is released. But I believe that it is possible via a “direct database update”. Coordinate the task with your ABAP team as they are in a position to help.

Q25. "copy Functional Location"

i Need To Transfer The Fl And Eq.


can We Copy A Functional Location With Its Equipments From One Plant To Another Plant? If So,

You can copy the FLoc structure via TCode IL04; however you cannot copy the equipment.

At first, create in the customizing all the objects depending on planning and maintenance plant: Company area, planer group, and location.

Than, create the new work center, and cost center for the new plant.

Download, from the functional location, all the data depending on planning and the maintenance plant.

Do the same for the pieces of equipment if they are not installed on functional location.

At the first level of the FL, change the maintenance plant. Normally, the system changes all the data on all the sub level and EQ. Now you can reload on FL and/or EQ all the data depending on planning and maintenance plant.

Q26. What Are The Common Pm Interview Questions?

  1. What about class & characteristics is it also the same thing
  2. counter is triggers order when particular value set comes ,so is it possible to trigger it on alpha bet instead of digit reference for any type of counting . i.e. Is it possible to count alpha bet instead of digit?
  3. When I search that t code on sap forum It will show for sub order .So when & why we create sub order
  4. What is significance of T code iw3@
  5. In IMG settings, Maintain the Value category for Internal labor cost, and assigned to appreciate cost elements group.

Q27. How To Add The Counter Plan And Strategy Plan In A Single Maintenance Plan?

multiple counter plan and strategy plan cannot be added together, If u add counter plan with a strategy, counter plan will be taken into consideration ,strategy will not be considered.

Q28. "linking Maintenance Plan Category To Number Range"

i Have Created An External Number Range For Maintenance Plans, And A Maintenance Plan Category For Maintenance Orders. In Spro

If there have been any warning or error messages displayed, please include message number e.g. AB 055.

In IP20, select the relevant unassigned MPC (little button), select the relevant number range and press the big button to assign.

Q29. "final Configuration"

what Is The Difference Between Baseline Configuration And Final Configuration?

It depends on the implementation methodology you are using (e.g. ASAP).

Typically speaking, baseline configuration is a basic set-up to demonstrate processes to the business.

The final configuration would then be the final design ready for go-live.

Q30. "access Control In Equipment Master"

equipment Master Consists Of Several Tabs. It Is Possible To Restrict Access To Some Tabs When Visited In Change Mode.

the Client Want

Try Transaction and Screen Variants.

The T-CODE is SHD0

Q31. "pm Order With Material Cost"

when I Execute A Pm Work Order With Materials Linked To It, I Am Not Able To Get The Planned Cost / Actual Values Of The Materials With The Cost Elem

You can do the following:

  1. Ensure your materials have a valuation class assigned.
  2. Ensure your order has planned/actual costing variants assigned (last tab).
  3. Ensure your value categories are correct.
  4. Check the costs via the planned/actual report button on the Cost tab.

Q32. "issue Stock To Pm Order"

what Is The Best Process To Issue Stock To An Order?

for Example If An Order Needs The Stock Not To Be Detailed Within The Original Order, How Do

Check if it gives the hint of issuing the material which is not reserved in the work order.

Q33. "maintenance Plan"

we Have Created One Plan Area Wise / Section Wise Machinery, At Header Level Given One Equipment & Others Attached In The Object List.

the System Is Gen

The system will create a call-object (order, notification, etc) for each maintenance item in the maintenance plan. It does not create a call-object for items in the object list.

Therefore, to answer your question, create additional maintenance items in the maintenance plan and link each to equipment.

Q34. "measuring Points"

we Have Created A Measuring Point For The Measurement Of The Vibration Of Machine & The Given Target Value Of Vibration. Is It Possible If The Vibration Level I

Search for the ‘condition based maintenance’ on data within the system. It will provide you the necessary processes involved and verification of data you have queried.

Q35. "revenue Posting Allowed For Old Orders"

concerning The Indicator "revenue Posting Allowed": We Have Set The Indicator In The Order Type.

it Is Copied From The Order Type Whe

The simple solution is to close the old orders, and re-create new ones.

Q36. "additional Data In Equipment Master"

i Would Like To Activate The User Fields In Equipment Master But Unable To Do It. I Only Managed To Activate The Additional Data Tab. The New

You should considered classification.

Alternatively, investigate user-exit ITOB0001 (sub screen for technical. object master data) via TCode SMOD.

  Or BADIs EQUI_SCR_* (via TCode SE18);

You may also try searching SAPFans using ITOB0001.

Q37. What Is Meant By Single Cycle Plan ?how It Works?

single cycle plan is may be performance-based or time-based but here it not required to maintain strategy.By entering main. category we will create meant. plan for particular object by using t-code IP41.

Q38. "collective Release"

how Can I Release The Collective Preventive Maintenance Orders?

Try using TCode IW38 by entering your order type for ‘Preventive maintenance orders’.

Once in the list-display, select the relevant order and use menu-path:

Order->Release order.

Alternatively, set the Release immediately flag in the order type customizing (TCode OIOA).

Q39. "notification Tabs Are Not Showing"

one Time I Copied The Notification Type M1 To Create A New Notification Type. However, The Reference Object Tab (equipment, Functional Location

Ensure that you have tabs assigned to your notification type in the IMG (Set Screen Templates for the Notification Type).

Also make sure that the checkbox called Tab is set for each tab; this ensures that the tabs are displayed.

Q40. "identify Parts As Billable Or Non-billable"

we Need To Identify Parts In The Service Order As Billable Or Non-billable. We Are Using The Accounting Indicator On The Header Of The

You can enter the accounting indicator in DP90 instead.

Q41. "about The Release Of The Maintenance Order"

when I Have Already Released One Maintenance Order And Want To Retract The Order, How Do I Go About Canceling The Release?

You cannot reverse the REL status back to CRTD status.

Standard status flow: CRTD->REL->TECO->CLSD;

However, you can cancel both the TECO and CLSD statuses.

You can also postpone an order through:

Go to “Order-->Functions-->Complete-->Cancel TECO or Cancel Business Completion;

Q42. "accounting Indicator In Dp91"

the Accounting Indicator Entered In The Header Of The Service Order Applies To All Labor And Parts Confirmed And Issued. We See The Accounting Indic

Check your pricing procedure to see what account key (ActKy) is set for the condition type (the standard is KBM1). From there, you can proceed to correct any errors.

Q43. "determine Task Processor Automatically At Save"

is It Possible To Determine Header Tasks Automatically At Save Without Selecting The Save + Determine Tasks Button?

the Us

It is possible if there is an IMG setting for automatic task determination on save.

Another to do this via one of the following user-exits:

QQMA0014: Checks before saving a notification;

ICSV0002: Automatic task determination for service notifications;

Q44. "pp-pm Integration"

we Have A Requirement At Our Client Place.

at The Time Of Production Confirmation Using Transaction Code C011, The System Has To Cumulate The Confirmed

There is an integration of PP-PM in case of PRTs, wherein you can create measuring documents for usage of PRT when you do confirmation using CO1@This will in turn create the maintenance order as PRT.

You can use the equipment for which you need to create the maintenance order as PRT in the routing of PP and for the PRT you have to put in the formula for calculating its usage.

When you do the confirmation for the produced material the formula will update the usage of PRT which will in turn create a measuring document. SAP PM Interview Questions - 82 - Try to do the above. Or you can try creating that equipment as PRT. The formulas are on the same line as the formula that you create for work center.

Q45. "structural Display"

i Have The Equipment And Sub Equipment.

my Equipment Is Installed In Functional Location And The Sub Equipment Installed In Equipment.

when I

Go into the FLoc (IL02) and display the structure list (button at top of the screen). Check if your equipment hierarchy is displayed.

If not, go to the equipment and check the details on the Structure tab. Also display the structure list.

If both of the above don’t work, then it would appear to be a bug - check OSS using IH01 as search criteria.

Q46. "table For Activity Planned Costs"

can Someone Tell Me The Tables In Co For Actual Costs By Activity Type?

You can try COEP, COSP, COSS, COST, and BSEG.

Q47. "automatic Release Of Pm Order Creating From Notification"

can We Do The Automatic Release Of The Maintenance Order When We Create The Order From Maintenance Notification? I Had S

You can read the help-text in the IMG for that field. It explains in detail the processes for which this functionality applies.

Initially, you can investigate user-exit IWO10009 (at save).

Then, you should still be able to utilize IWO10009 to check if a notification has been assigned (possibly via the program stack).

You should also get your ABAP team to get involved and check the problem.

Q48. How Can We Assign Measuring Points To A Strategy Plan Like Compressor Running Hrs?

Go to the change equipment transaction , then extra, then add or replace counters. then select the desired counter by F4 help. you can't directly add counters or measuring pts to a maintenance plan.

u can do this for equipment , FL and PRT only.

Q49. "table And Field For Notification Status"

which Are The Exact Sap Table And Field For Sap Pm Notification Status?

The easiest way is to use function module STATUS_TEXT_ EDIT.

You can find the PM/CS tables here.

Q50. "business Area"

does Anyone Know How A Business Area Defaults Into The Add Data Tab Page On A Work Order (even Though The Business Area Field Is Hidden In Configuration)?

Go to iw32> Extras-->Settings -->Default values -in General; There you can set the business area, planning plant, and profit center etc.