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sales order - entering customer material

Hello,

We have list of machine part numbers which do not tally with a customer machine parts numbers.

For example our part number is TSS0001 whereas Customers part number is 004-XVG-43966-1

Customer would like to have his own part number listed in the sales order.

Is there a field in sales order where we can enter customer part number?

Thank you

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    Jun 29, 2008 at 09:28 PM

    To meet your requirement, use 'material determination' to swap your customers part number automatically for your own at the time of the sales order.

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    • Hi Robert,

      I made a mistake.

      Material determination does not apply to your situation. Material determination can be used if you wish to swap your customers part number automatically for your own at the time of the sales order. i.e. if you enter your customers material 004-XVG-43966-1, system would automatically swap with your material TSS0001 in sales order. But that is not your requirement.

      You can meet your requirement by creating customer material info record in transaction VD51. In this record enter your material and details of your customer material and customer material description.

      When you create sales order, system would determine customer material number automatically.

      Regards

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    Jun 30, 2008 at 02:14 AM

    Hi

    The standard functionality of CMIR (Customer Material Information Records) will meet your requirement, as said in the above reply. While creating the sales order, if you enter the customer specific material number, then the system automatically changes it to the Materila number we have specified in the CMIR.

    CMIR is the HIGHEST level among all the master data in SD.

    Thanks,

    Ravi

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    Jun 30, 2008 at 02:28 AM

    Hello,

    this can be effectively done by maintaining Customer Material infor records. Data on a material defined for one specific customer is stored in the customer material information records. This data includes

    customer-specific material number , customer-specific material description.

    For example, one of your customers uses a number for a material, which differs from the number your company uses to identify it, you can store the material number used by the customer in the customer material information record.

    During order entry, items can be entered by specifying the material number used by the customer. You also enter a customer material number in the order view of the sales order. You can then use both material numbers during the order entry, the material number your company uses or the one defined by the customer, because the system can carry out allocation automatically.

    The transaction code is VD51.

    Prase

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    Jun 30, 2008 at 05:56 AM

    hi,

    use t code VD51- customer material inforecord and maintain the customer's number equivalent to your mat number . now whenever you enter the customer mat num in sales order SAP automatically proposes your mat nhumber or visa versa.

    thank you,

    regards,

    krishna prasad

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      Customer-Material Info Records

      Customer-material information is information on a material that applies to a specific

      customer when they buy a specific material. For example, the customer may have its own

      description for your material. You can record this customer-specific information for a

      material in a customer-material info record.

      The data in the customer-material info record has priority when master data is copied

      into an SAP transaction. When you create a sales order, for example, the default material

      data will be copied from the customer-material info record. If that does not exist, SAP will

      use the material data for the sales area.

      You can create customer-material info records by using the following menu path.

      Menu Path SAP menu | Logistics | Sales and Distribution | Master Data | Agreements |

      Customer Material Information | [VD51] u2013 Create