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item category usage in item category determination

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item category in sales documents is determined by the system depending on the fllowing criteria

1.sales document type (source: order type)

2.item category group (source: material master)

3.item category of the higher-level item (source: user defined)

4.item category usage (source:????? from where is system determining the item category usage)

in spro i could only find setting for defining new item category usage. but where do we assign item category usage.

in case it is system determined, then why there is the functionality of creating new item category usage? do we need to do some coding?

can i manipulate the item category usage in a sales document?

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 at 03:48 PM

    Hi Koustav

    The usage is defined by SAP and is hard coded in the programs. Although there is a place to enter new entries it does not work.

    Example is batch determination. If batch determination is active then the usage is set as CHSP and when a transaction is processed the item category is determined using the usage CHSP along with other parameters. You can come to the conclusion that the USage is used only in certain business Scenarios.

    Reward if this helps.

    Thanks

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 at 05:48 AM

    Hi koustav biswas,

    Item category in SD is used as an indicator that defines the characteristics of a document item.

    For example, the item category controls the type and scope of: Pricing, Billing, Delivery,Inventory posting, Transfer of requirements,Items in stock, and value and text items are item categories.

    As a customizing part you can define and assign item categories.

    As an assignment process follow the steps as below:

    Transaction SPRO- IMG->Sales and Distribution->Sales->Sales Documents->Sales Document Item->Assign Item categories.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Sambhaji.

    <b>Don't forget to mark answers as helpful answers or problem solved.</b>

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    Posted on Aug 30, 2006 at 05:57 AM

    Hi Koustav ,

    In SPRO you can <b>Assign Item Category Usage</b> for a combination of -

    1] Sales Document Type

    2] Item Category Group and

    3] High level Item Category etc.

    The path in SPRO is Sales and Dist --> Sales --> Sales Documents --> Sales Document Item --> Assign Item Categories.

    Just below "Define Item Category Usage"

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Nilesh

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    Posted on Sep 05, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    Dear Koustav,

    You can also use the USEREXIT - MV45AFZZ, move the value of VBAP-CHARG.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Augustine Ponraj

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    Posted on Sep 02, 2006 at 10:56 AM

    Dear Koustav,

    Normally the Item Category for Batch is taken only in the Delivery item Category Determination.

    You can see this in under the Logistic Execution part :

    SPRO--> Logistic Execution ->Shipping->Deliveries ->Define Item category Determination in Deliveries.

    Here if you set that usuage, automatically the Batch will be asked in the Delivery creation.

    Hope this helps. Reward if satisfied.

    Thanks and regards.

    Augustine Ponraj

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    • Hi

      I have the same scenario. STO with delivery.

      While doing the delivery with reference of STO. System is showing item determination issue.

      I have maintain

      Delivery type(ZNL) + Item category group(NORM) + Usage(CHSP) + Higher lever item cat (ZNLN)+ item catgory(YNLN).

      In delivery system will pick the (delivery type, item cat. group, higher. level item cat & item category. But how will system will get the Usage information (CHSP) in delivery, if we maintain the above item cat determination for delivery for batch split.

      So that system should determine the correct item cat. determination.

      As this is STO delivery . So, no need to maintain the CMIR (VD51).

      for fetching the batch split in STO delivery , Pls suggest

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    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 at 02:21 PM

    i would like to get more suggestions on the ssue

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    Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Hello ,

    Usage is a field on CMIR - Customer Material Info Record (t-code: VD51/2/3)

    When clicking on the item , you enter the item usage in Control data.

    Also from the SAP Help text for it is :

    This indicator can be used for determination of item categories, where you can use it to control which other item categories are to be found in a certain environment (text items and packing items, for example)

    It can also control which items are to be billed in a service quotation or the corresponding sales order and which are only there for statistical reasons

    Regards

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