Hi Don,

Kevin is correct that the Reset Facility Locks option must be run to allow MPS/MRP to run again.  I believe you are on V4.05CD.  On that version, the option can be found on Menu SYS, Option 23 for System Reorgs Menu, Option 25 for Reset Facility Locks.

When MPS, MRP, or DRP generations run, BPCS places the UserID into the Facility Master (ZMF) file in a field that indicates the Facility is currently being planned.  The reason is that for proper planning results, you must run the planning jobs in a specific sequence.  BPCS does not want to allow conflicting planning for the same Facility to run simultaneously.  When your job terminated, it left a value in the ZMF file.  The Reset option will clear that value and it will also set a flag to tell MPS/MRP to clean up workfiles from the prior run.

So, by running the Reset, you will again be able to run planning.
This addresses the problem, but it does not address why the program hung originally.
What other jobs were running at the time?  Was there another planning job that was in process?

I hope this information help.  If you have additional questions, please let me know.


Les Mittman
BPCS Consultant for over 20 years.

From: Don Cavaiani <dcavaiani@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, April 8, 2010 7:28:45 AM
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] User has Facility LOCKED for processing ?

Hi Kevin,

I'll take a look at that - BUT - how could that be 'triggered' to lock ?



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Hi Don,

Try the program for

      Reset Facility Locks              SYS996D

I think it is on the SYS01 menu.

Kevin Washburn

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During the MRP run last night, the job hung with the above message.
Where do I o to clear that up?  I entered a "C" to cancel the job.
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