Batch Characteristics FM "Not Released" !
Peace be Upon You All,
We have been using a function module to get the batch characteristics that are stored in MSC2N.
The function is VB_BATCH_VALUES_FOR_OUTPUT . using Batch number, Material, and Plant.
However, lately we found that in many cases,
some characteristics come from the FM with values different from those in MSC2N - on same batch and material !
and others come empty, while in MSC2N they have values !
We are using SAP HANA .
Accordingly, we sent SAP support a ticket complaining about this incident, and they said exactly:
Function VB_BATCH_VALUES_FOR_OUTPUT is not release so it's not supported
this FM is Not Released .. so it's not supported !!
so, why is it there on the system ? and why isn't it Described as "Obsolete Do Not Use" ?
Anyway, is there any FM to get the Batch Characteristics other than this FM ?!
an FM that is Released ..
Luis Becker replied
You can use function CLAF_CLASSIFICATION_OF_OBJECTS.
To check the input parameters, see the call inside function SD_BATCH_CLASSIFICATION_DATA.
About functions not supported, in SAP Netweaver you can see all the source code, but some functions are made only for SAP internal use or only make sense in a specific context, so they may not work as expected in your scenario.