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Number Range for Material Type

Hi Expert,

I got this error message during Material Creation (MM01).

No external number assignment possible for mat. type Axs Raw Materials

Message no. M3317

These are what I have done

Configuration:

  1. SPRO-IMG-"Logistic-General"-Material Master-Basic Settings-Material Types-define attributes of material types
  2. Create Axs Raw Materials
  3. Untick External no. assignment w/o check.
  4. Save

  1. SPRO-IMG-"Logistic-General"-Material Master-Basic Settings-Material Types-Define number ranges for each Material Type
  2. Create new Group named ABC Raw Material
  3. Add number range from no:000000000001000000 to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and tick external tick box
  4. Assign Axs Raw Material to element group ABC Raw Material
  5. save

Creating Material

  1. MM01
  2. Material = 1102017
  3. Industry sector = Axs Pte Ltd
  4. Material Type = Axs Raw Materials
  5. Enter
  6. Then I got error message : No external number assignment possible for mat. type Axs Raw Materials

Please advise which configuration I missed

Thanks in advance

Regards,

Kenzo

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    Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Hi,

    Check your number assignment for the group as follows.

    1. Go to MMNR transaction.

    2. Click on Groups.

    3. Select your group and click on maintain.

    4. Check the number range assigned for external.

    If its assigned, system wont throw any error messages regarding number range for the material type.

    Also, in material type, please tick mark "External Number Assignment Without Validation " In the case of external number asignment,this indicator tells the system not to check the material number entered manually, against the number range maintained. In this case, the material number assigned must contain at least one letter, and not consist only of figures.

    Hope its helpful.

    Regards,

    AKPT


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    Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 05:43 PM

    Hi Kenjo,

    Please assign your number range group (Group1 ) to the material type (Axs material type). Based on your screen shots it seems you have not assigned Axs material type to Group 1, please follow step as,

    double clicking on material type(Axs material type) and select check box of your "Number Range Group (group1) for external AND Click element group. save it. now create a material using number range it should work this time.

    Regards,

    Rahul

    Applexus Technologies

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    Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM

    Dear Kenzo,

    Please check in SPRO if the group assignment is still there for the material type or got removed. Check using t-code MMNR.

    Regards,

    Aloysius

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    Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 09:51 AM

    Dear Ken,

    Hope your number series is not truly external

    you have to give like

    From To

    AAAAAAA ZZZZZZZZ(depending on the number of digits you want to give)

    R,

    Amala

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      Dear Ken,

      At least I am able to achieve the same in my system. Try without giving any thing as material number then check if it allows its assigned only with internal material number ranges.

      Can you please share the screen of Material master number range-->Overview screen.

      R,

      Amala

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 05:58 AM

    Hi,

    Please assignment it is not happened properly .

    Also try with leading zero while creating ( it depends upon your CHAR settings of Naterial length )

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  • Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 08:32 AM

    I have the same screen as Amala, Ken can you tell in which system/release you are? any special industry solution?

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 01:22 PM

    Hi Friend,

    I think this will help you in solving the Issue

    The Number interval (i.e, from and to number) it should start with a number and end with a number / It should start with Alpha numeric and end with Alpha numeric / It should start with alphabetic and should end with alhabetic. For Ex: from 0000001 to 000040000 or from AAAZZZz to BBBZZZ or 1AAAZZ to 2ASDD

    But it should not be like from 1111 to aaaazzz or vice versa

    Please try this and i hope it will help you

    Please correct me If I go wrong and do reply for this post.

    Thanks

    Routhu

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Hi Kenzo,

    Pls try by activating 'External No range assignment' (revert your step no 3) by accessing TC - OMS2.

    Note: IF you un mark the checkbox then system will accept the material number only from the range defined in customization and in case you keep this marked then you may enter any number for material.

    More details regarding material number range can be retrieved from
    https://scn.sap.com/thread/2003473

    Regards,

    Mohsin

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  • Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 01:53 PM

    Hi,

    You should create "Number range group text" for external by selecting ext check box and assign
    Number Range Group text to your material type by double clicking--> material type--> select check box of your "Number Range Group text" for external --> Click Element/Group in the Application Bar and Save in t.code:MMNR

    If you want alphanumeric number of materials,you can use use exit MGA00002-Material Master (Industry): Number Assignment.

    For more refer a thread which already discussed external number range setting:

    http://scn.sap.com/thread/3243551

    Regards,

    Biju K

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