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How to detect a finished product in APO?

Hi gurus,

I have a doubt that I think is simple, but I do not have much knowledge about APO.

I am working in a custom program which needs to perform different actions for finished products and I don´t know how to identify them. In ECC it's so simple, cause MATKL indicates it (FERT = Finished product).

How to know in APO if a material is a finished product? I am looking for a field on master data as in ECC but I dont find anything. Perhaps the hierarchy material will be also usefull for this, but I am lookin for something simple.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2014 at 06:37 PM


    The Material Type is not available in APO. You will need to use an exit.

    Take a look of this thread:

    Here you will see how to do it.

    Kind Regards,


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    • Former Member

      Thank you Mariano,

      My consultant has explained to me how to know if I am working with a FG using the Product Structure PDS. There is no a specific field on the material master, as you said.


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    Posted on Dec 01, 2014 at 06:15 PM

    Hi Abaper,

    You could use the Extra attributes on APO side. The extra attributes could be populate manually or by CIF when you transfer the materials from ECC to APO. For this you can change the CIF logic with user exit CIFMAT01, function module EXIT_SPLCMAT_001, include ZXCIF01.

    Example logic for MRP controller attribute:

    For each record in ct_cif_matloc,

    Find the MRP Controller from table MARC-DISPO

    Apply the following rule: attribute MRP Controller (CIF_MATLOC-AT105)=MARC-DISPO.

    Hope that can help you.


    Regards, Marius

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