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Creating sets

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me what a set is? Im supposed to create a set that would hold all the material movement types that would let a batch be renamed. I have no idea what a set is. I've seen transaction GS01 but not sure how to use it.

Any help would be much appreciated


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  • Apr 27, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    This is what the documentation says:

    <i><b>"A set is a flexible structure for organizing hierarchies and quantities.

    You can group values or value intervals in a set and several sets into a


    Values in sets refer to a dimension of a database table.

    Groups that were created in controlling are also stored technically as

    sets. They can however, not be displayed or changed in set maintenance.

    However, you can use groups, for example, in single and multiple sets as

    well as in Report Writer reports.

    Set IDs can contain letters, numbers as well as the special characters

    '_' (underscore) and '-' (hyphen). Please note the following:

    o The set ID should begin with a letter.

    o The set ID must not contain any blank characters.

    o You cannot use the names 'TRUE', 'T', 'FALSE', 'F', 'NOT', 'AND',

    'NAND', ''OR' and 'NOR' as set IDs.

    o The system does not differentiate between upper case and lower case


    Sets whose name begins with a number are delivered with the system or

    are created by special applications. In general set maintenance, you

    cannot create them, you can only display, change or delete them. If the

    first number is 0, you can only display the set.




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    • Former Member

      Hello experts,

      I have just created a basic set associated to an R/3 custom table in transaction GS01. Will I still be able to read from this table from a user exit as an ordinary table using select etc...?

      Thanks in advance.