Status

Definition

Status identifies the current standing that an object or infotype record has within an organizational plan. It also affects the type of maintenance functions you can perform. There are five statuses available:

Objects with different status can appear in the same plan version. The active objects could represent current operations at your firm, and the planned objects could represent changes you plan to make, for example, adding a new department or new position.

Use

You must assign a status to every object and infotype record you create. However, you do not need to use all the statuses. Many users choose only to use active status.

How you apply status to objects and infotype records in Organizational Management, depends on the method you use to maintain an organizational plan – Detail Maintenance, Simple Maintenance, or Structural Graphics.

Applying status according to method

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Detail Maintenance

Apply status to objects and infotype records one at a time. Applying a status is part of the creation process. You can select a default status here. This can save you data entry time if you work with the same status much of the time.

Structural Graphics

Cannnot apply status one at a time. A default status is selected, and then that status is applied to all objects and infotype records created. You can, however, change the default status.

Simple Maintenance

Cannot select status. A default status of active is applied to all objects and infotype records created.

Structure

Status attributes:

Indicates that an object is currently operable. You have unrestricted activities – you can create, change, display, delimit, delete and list when using active objects.

Indicates that an object is proposed or anticipated, but not currently operable. You can create, change, display, delimit, delete and list when using planned objects.

Indicates that an object has been submitted for review and subsequent approval/rejection. You cannot create objects with submitted status. Nor can you make changes.

Indicates that an object, previously sumitted for review, is accepted or authorized. By changing the status to active, you can edit the object (create, change, display, delimit, delete and list).

Indicates that an object is rejected or turned down. You can only display objects with rejected status. However, you can change the status to planned so that you can work with the object again.

Integration

There are two ways you can change the status applied to objects and infotype records, in Organization and Planning:

It is not possible to change the status of objects or infotype records in Structural Graphics or Simple Maintenance.