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The customization of defining field selection for Work Breakdown Structures and Project Defination

This article describes how to customize field selection for WBS and Project Defination. Follow the path “SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Project System -> Structures -> Operative Structures -> Work Breakdown Structure(WBS) -> User Interface Settings -> Define Field Selection for Work Breakdown Structures” in SAP IMG.

Double click “Field Selection: Project Definition” or “Field Selection: WBS Element”. In this article, I choose the “Field Selection: Project Definition”

You can see there are a lot of modifiable fields, like “Start date”. The default setting is “Input”, means the field is ready for input. If you want to change the setting of the field “Start date” is required entry. And you want to specify that the “Start date” is a required entry for a particular type of projects. You need to double click the field name.

Then SAP system will jump to another interface, which you can see below. First, you need to position the cursor on the influencing field, such as “PROJECT PROFILE”. Second, you need to click the “New values” button. Third, you need to choose a project profile, such as “0000001”. At last, you need to change the setting to required entry.

After the customization, when you are creating a project by using the project profile “0000001”, you must choose a “Start date” for the new project.