BCS Technical Installation FAQs

Answers to common questions regarding Installing Bulk Calclulations Solution (BCS) (BCP, BCG, CTP, CTG) on your systems

I want to run the Installation Test in client 045, but the Installation Test Button is not available, how can this be?

In your client 045 (development system), you execute the QuantityWare BCS Installation Test via the Petroleum and/or Gas Measurement Cockpit (PMC / GMC).

In order to do so, two conditions have to be met:

  1. A valid BCP or BCG license needs to be installed in your system (see FAQ License Installation).
  2. The BCP or BCG BC Set has to be activated in client 045.

If these conditions are not met, the “Run Installation Test” Button (as well as the single standard test buttons) are not visible in the Test Tools Tab Strip in the PMC or GMC:

If the conditions are met,

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Are there QuantityWare BCS specific authorization roles available for the Petroleum and Gas Measurement Cockpit?

Yes, all details are available in QuantityWare note 000056.

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Why do I need to maintain Customer Test Scenarios in my system?

During an upgrade, or at any system life-cycle event which could affect SAP Oil & Gas functionality or customization / configuration, Customer Test Scenarios are especially valuable. Read Note 000086 – page 6 and references therein to learn about all details.

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How do I upgrade BCS to the latest release level - is this difficult?

A BCS upgrade is predominantly a technical (BASIS) procedure. This is described in detail in Note 000086 on page 5.

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Where can I find information about the QuantityWare BCS release (lifecycle) and maintenance strategy?

Detailed Information about the release and maintenance strategy is available in QuantityWare Note 000086.

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We want to install QuantityWare BCS 3.0 into our productive system landscape and replace/extend existing legacy QCI calculations. Is this possible?

Yes. QuantityWare has spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money to ensure that a move from legacy quantity conversion calculations methods using the SAP QCI to QW BCS using the QCI and MQCI is safe and transparent. You may also install QW BCS and continue usage of your existing legacy calculations.

Read the FAQ  “How do I convert SAP legacy conversion groups from C to ABAP” for additional information.

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We want to de-install QuantityWare BCS 3.0 - is this possible?

The QuantityWare BCS 3.0 package supports a de-installation.

Technically, this is achieved through selecting the Add-On component “QTYW” in the “Deinstallable components” tab-list in the SAP transaction SAINT and following the specific SAINT documentation published by SAP.

  • In a non-productive system, this procedure poses no issues.
  • In a productive system, such a process should be carefully considered and is not recommended.

    Read Note 000085 for further explanations.

 

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Why do we need a new client 045 for the QuantityWare installation?

With QuantityWare BCS, a complete quantity conversion template is delivered. This template contains also more than 400 Unit of Measure (UoM) definitions. These UoM definitions are a set of SAP-defined UoM definitions – delivered also in SAP client 000 – and new QuantityWare-defined UoM definitions (e.g. gross volume, gross mass and gross weight UoM).

UoM definitions are not protected by a dedicated namespace. Thus, they may overwrite already existing UoM (with possibly different meaning) in other clients, with fatal consequences – typically requiring massive effort to resolve such a conflict. This has to be avoided by only adding the UoM to one dedicated client 045 in one system in your landscape.

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I need to install QuantityWare BCS. Is there a technical installation guide?

The BCS Technical Installation Manual is available in the QuantityWare Knowledge Base – BCS 3.0 Technical Installation Manual.

You should also read Note 00067 (as referenced in the BCS 3.0 Technical Installation Manual).

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How do I install a QuantityWare BCP or BCG license?

The QuantityWare BCP or BCG License is installed via the Petroleum Measurement Cockpit (PMC – transaction /qtyw/cockpit) or Gas Measurement Cockpit (GMC – transaction /n/qtyw/cockpit_gas).

For every SAP system, you need to install a SAP system-specific license.

  1. Launch the PMC or GMC
  2. Select menu path Cockpit → License:
  3. Paste the license key into the “New license key” data entry field
  4. Select “Install”.
  5. The license key is checked and installed if it fits to your SAP system parameters.
  6. You may then display the license validity by selecting “Display” in the license dialog box.

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