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Is it possible to remove Batch Management

Hi All,

We have to remove batch management flag on a set of material master records.While trying manual deactivation of batch management flag ,system throws error stating " batch exists".in actuals , Batch does not exists but the error is coming because of plant stock in previous period in Plant stock tab in the material master.

SAP has a standard program/Tool (RVBREVMATBM) to deactivate the batch management Flag. However, the program(RVBREVMATBM) is not able to do the same .

Upon contacting SAP , SAP suggested to upgrade the program to thenewer version.(please check below chain mail.)

Please help to suggest how to proceed further on this.Regards,


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    Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 06:01 AM

    Hi Krishendu Das,

    1. Post the same amount to current period stock (for example, using

    movement type 561) so that previous period stock and current period

    stock are identical.

    2. Make a withdrawal posting in the previous period for the stock

    together with posting date (for example, using movement type 562).

    You can now try again to change the base unit of measure or the batch

    management requirement indicator.

    Since the posting of the previous period values to zero is identical with

    posting to the stocks of the current period, you should reverse the above

    stock postings (i.e. the stock from the previous period should be booked in

    again) to make sure that the stock values from the previous and the current

    periods correspond to the state before the change. Please note, however,

    that the postings are then carried out using the changed master data from

    the current period (e.g. account determination, etc.)



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  • Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:13 AM

    Krishnendu Das,

    Hope you have already refered SAP note 1873593 - LO-BM : Batch management flag is not possible to set / unset.

    From above note

    Within SAP standard there is no other way to change the flag. There are reports to do this, but this reports are not free of charge and not handled in SAP Support.

    See notes 533276 and 533383 (Reports RVBCONVMAT2BM and RVBREVMATBM)

    If you are interested in using this reports or need more information about this reports please don’t open a customer message! The SAP Support cannot give you details about this reports, only consulting can do this.

    To contact the consulting team, please proceed as described in the notes and send an e-Mail to


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