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Deleting position BOM


We triing to delete material in SARA. But it says: use in bill of material.

I deleted this material from all BOMs but it does not help. When I look using tr. CS15 or CS03 I can see that this material does not use everywhere.

But in STPO I can see positions of this material. So maybe the reason because of this? And how can I delete from STPO?

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    Jul 07, 2015 at 05:29 AM


    Please refer OSS note 47732 - Material is still used in bill of material and

    215970 - Bill of material: Delete dead items

    Report ZZITMTD2 possibly clears up historical changes to the bill of material, and therefore possibly deletes a part of your BOM history.

    Best Regards,


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    Jul 07, 2015 at 02:33 AM


    BOM delete is not so simple... If ECN is active(Even if you are not using chnage number), You have to delete date from which componenet was effective.

    Go to CS15 & find out parents for material you are trying to delete... Then for those parents execute CS03 by take out From & To dates... System will show all entries that you are seeing in STPO... Note the date from which material is effective & use that date in CS02 to delete that material.

    you should be able to delete material after..



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      Valid from & to date same doesn't make sense...It seems program Bug ... you may Open OSS message & report to SAP .

      SAP will provide solution to delete these records