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MM17/MASS: how to mass delete an Alternative UoM assigned to many Materials

Dear MM community,

Have researched this issue online and have not found any suitable answers, so here it goes.

We have the need to mass delete Alternative Units of Measure (UoMs) that have been maintained to given subset of materials in Material Master additional tab views. We already tried MM17, MASS for MARM but we found no options there.

Does any one have some ideas how to achieve this?

Best Regards, Daniel

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  • Jun 20, 2017 at 09:22 PM

    I have not yet found any MASS object that was able to delete entries on purpose (not speaking about setting a deletion indicator)
    In the background SAP often uses the BAPI technique, which means there extra BAPIs for create, for change and for delete, but the MASS transaction for customer, vendor and material have only windows for create and change.

    Which means you have to go with other tools like batch input or LSMW

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  • Oct 12, 2017 at 07:40 AM

    Solution Update:

    This is indeed possible with SAP standard, we used LSMW with IDOC method, using Message Type MATMAS, Basic Type MATMAS05.

    In the mapping step we need to maintained field MSGFN with Function 003 for both segments MARM and MEAN.

    Be aware that at the time of IDoc Processing, FM “Unit_of_Measure_ISO_to SAP” converts UoM so you need to pay attention to transaction CUNI if you have conversion between Internal UoM and ISO UoM.

    Hope it helps.


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