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what is the difference between Item category group and general item category group.

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 09:14 AM

    Item Cat Group:

    A group specified in the material master record.

    The system uses the item category group and the sales document type to determine the category of a document item. For example, in the SAP standard version the item category group NORM is defined for all materials kept in stock.

    Item Category Groups are defined in T.Code: OVAW

    There around 40 standard Item cat groups and you can define more if you require.

    Using the item category group, you group together different material types for item category determination from the SD view. For every material type, you can define a default item category group which is proposed by the SAP System when you create a material master record. For more information on setting default values please refer to the section "Define material type defaults.

    In the sales document, the system determines the item category from the item category group of the material and from the sales document type and proposes this item category in the document. You assign item categories to sales order types and item category groups elsewhere. You can find further information on this in the section "Assign item categories.

    Chk this links also:

    https://forums.sdn.sap.com/click.jspa?searchID=4625432&messageID=3451000

    https://forums.sdn.sap.com/click.jspa?searchID=4625432&messageID=3899290

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    AK

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 09:25 AM

    hi]

    A group specified in the material master record.

    The system uses the item category group and the sales document type to determine the category of a document item. For example, in the SAP standard version the item category group NORM is defined for all materials kept in stock.

    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.

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 09:25 AM

    Hi

    Item Category Group is one of the component which along with the Sales Doc Type, The Item Usage and Higher Level Item Category decide about the Item Category in a sales doc.

    for example we can ERLA as item cat group and carry out the header level pricing or we can LUMF and do the item level pricing in case of a Sales BOM.

    General item category group talks about further classification of a material. Like NLAG- non stock material can be used to identify bom header items, service items.

    SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 09:35 AM

    Hi Alok,

    Item category group determines the behaviour of the item,Whether it is value item or free item.

    General item category group determines the category of the item ,Like trading goods,service goods or finished goods.

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    Prabudh

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    Aug 22, 2007 at 08:43 PM

    Hi,

    I will ask the same question "What is the difference in General item cat grp & Item cat. group". More specifically what is the use of General item category? I know everything about regular item category group use.

    I read somewhere that it was used in previous versions and is now a redundant field in later versions. If that is the case then what is the point of also maintaining it in ECC versions.

    Hope to get a good explanation.

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