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Invoice Receipt - unexpected event

Hello experts,

EM in the procurement visibility standard process has defined three unexpected events:

- Delivery date change.

- Delivery Quantity change.

- Delivery date and Quantity change.

We want to define an unexpected event for Invoice receipt when we have modifications in Quantity or Value, to make this we estimate the followings steps:

I. SPRO -> Event Management -> Event handlers and Event Handler Data -> Codes -> Event Codes -> Define internal event codes and internal event code groups.

In this activity we define the event code -> Example: CHANGE_INVOICE.

II. SPRO -> Event Management -> Event handlers and Event Handler Data -> Event handlers -> Define Event Handlers types.

In this activity assign the internal event code created previously as unexpected event.

III. SPRO -> Event Management -> Solutions and scenarios -> Assign profiles and internal event codes

We assign to the scenario (in this case procurement scenario) the internal event code and the profile.

IV. SPRO -> Event Management -> General setting in SAP Event Management -> Functions, Conditions and activities in SAP Event Management -> Define Activities for SAP Event Management.

This IMG activity it´s the more important of all, because here we define:

- Define Multitask Rule activities -> Here we will define the task sequence and use the activity COMPARE where we compare the fields in question.

Could happen in this process that will be necessary define a new EE Monitor activity function or a new EE Monitor activity method, in this case ¿Do we require ABAP to develop a new activity function or method?

We appreciate a lot your revisions of this propose, do we forget any step? What observations do you have from this???

In the following link i send the attachement of this question.

Thanks a lot and best regards,


Edited by: Julian Fernando on May 12, 2011 12:45 AM

Former Member

Hello Julian,

on EM side the steps you are described ok. Most important is the new Multi Task activity. You can use the already existing ones as template.

What you also need is on your Application system a new Event Type for the Event CHANGE_INVOICE for Business Process Type ESC_MM_INVOICE. You need also a relevance condition function where you detect that a change on the invoice happened.

As template you can use the Event Typer PCM10_PO_CHANGE for changes in the PO.

Expected Event Monitor Activities are only needed for Expected Events. It is a scheduled background jobs that checks for overdue expected events. With the monitor activity you can trigger in case of overdue expected events follow up actions as alerts or status changes (similar to the Event Handler rule set).

Best regards,


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