Some day in the future the things will turn up a little bad for someone, I guess.
Oldish F: Is &sapedit working in this system?
Young(er) D: …Maybe some ages ago…
Oldish F: Then is there other way that we can alter data directly in the tables?
Young(er) D: Yes.
Oldish F: Can you show me?
Young(er) D: …(delaying the answer)…Yes. Do you have the right to replace under debug?
Oldish F: I don’t know. SAP_ALL is good?
Young(er) D: In this case, I don’t think “good” is the word for it, but – yes you can do with it.
Oldish F: This is the material list for which I need to change these fields.
Young(er) D: List? I thought it’s one, or two.
Oldish F: No, I have this excel sheet. I need to change all.
Young(er) D: I am afraid you will not live that long.
Oldish F: Why? I am not that old .
Young(er) D: This doesn’t work like &sapedit , you need to edit one by one and there are multiple steps that you need to do under debug , for each line you want to change. How long is your list ?
Oldish F: Umm, around 1000 materials. How long would it take?
Young(er) D: I am afraid you are too old….
Oldish F: But then ,you can do it!
Young(er) D: Change a thousand materials under debug? Can -yes. Will ? Not. You’re asking me to bypass the system way too much.
Oldish F: Can’t you do a program for this?
Young(er) D: For changing some entries on MARA?
Oldish F: Actually it’s about more material tables that need to be “touched”. Can you do it?
Young(er) D: Yes. But it’s not a matter of “can”.
Oldish F: But we need it because […shitty reasons here…]
Young(er) D: I am pretty sure that this can be done through some business process, probably even a standard transaction … like MASS ?!.
Oldish F: Yes but … [inconsistencies in the system] and … [not an MM consultant].
Young(er) D: I wonder how these “inconsistencies” shown up in the first place.
Oldish F: Doesn’t matter , we need ….
Young(er) D: If I’d be a doctor , I’d loose my license for this …
Oldish F: You seem to be the type of guy that would practice anyway, so just do it.
I am not giving you any names in this story. Just so that you don’t ask. It’s about some people I don’t know who they are and I’ll never see them again.
In fact , this was received by email from an anonymous address.