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Manufacturing part number not recognized in MARA

scenario:

we want to use a MPN for our material.

we have only ONE MPN per material and according to all the documentations I read, including Help.sap.com, if there is only one MPN there is no need to create a MPN type HERS but we can add it directly in the MPN in the material master of the internal number.

we added the MPN to the material master together with the vendor and the MPN profile and that worked but when we tried to create an info record for the MPN, we got a message that the material does not exist.

same for sourcing: when we tried to enter the MPN in the sourcing EMATN, we got a message that the material does not exist in table MARA.

settings in OMT0 are done, OMPN is done, AMPL is not used as we have only one MPN per material.

what am I missing?

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  • Apr 25, 2017 at 09:04 PM

    If you use material type HERS, for which number do you then create the info record? for the HERS material number or for the MPN number?

    I am not familiar with this process, but I really believe that you create info records with HERS material number.

    And if you have just 1 MPN number then it means you create the info record with the normal material number, since this has the MPN number in the purchasing view, exactly like HERS materials have the MPN number in the purchasing view.

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  • Apr 26, 2017 at 09:57 AM

    the documentation states that if there is a 1 to 1 relationship between the MPN number and SAP number, there is no need to create a material master for the MPN number: it should be sufficient to enter the MPN in the Purchasing view of the internal material master number.

    info record must be created for both numbers and sourcing starts with SAP original internal number and the MPN is inserted in the overview EMATN field as stated here

    https://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60_sp/helpdata/en/6f/80b65334e6b54ce10000000a174cb4/content.htm

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    Apr 29, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    I suspect your APN Profile does not allow you to order with the MPN number. Check the profile, unfortunately if you have already created the profile it'll be hard to determine this. Try and create a new profile and see what options are available. You will notice, there's checkmark to allow you to create info records for HERS and your own material

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