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BOM item category T not accepting zeros

how can i config. the system so that a component with item categort T (text) for a BOM can accept 0s ? it always asks me for a qty when there shouldn't be?

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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 09:20 AM

    Hi Raf,

    Just put it 1 and then in Material detail screen set Bulk Material tick on.After doing so you can find the component in Process order component screen but there is no need to issue it.

    This indicator also works same for other Item Catagory also.

    Bulk Material means - This materail is always available at the workcenter and there is no need to issue it.

    Indicator: Bulk Material

    This indicator defines a BOM item as a bulk material, which is available directly at the work center (for example, washers or grease).

    The dependent requirements of bulk materials are not relevant to materials planning. This means they are not taken into account for net requirements calculation. Therefore planning for bulk materials should be consumption-based.

    If bulk materials are subject to material requirements planning, you must create planned independent requirements for them.


    Dependent requirements are only created in the planned order for information purposes and they can be displayed there. Dependent requirements for bulk material are not shown in the MRP list or the stock/req. list.

    You can maintain this indicator in both the material master record an the BOM item. The indicator in the material master record has higher priority.

    If a material is always used as a bulk material, set the indicator in the material master record.

    In this case, the Bulk material indicator in material master record is automatically set in the BOM item.

    If a material is only used as a bulk material in individual cases, set the indicator in the BOM item.



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      > I believe you have to put a quantity against a BOM item like this. Whatever quantity you put in, the unit of measure is "ST" for standard text and the fixed quantity flag is set on (you can uncheck this box so the quantity varies with the order quantity). This means you can set a text item to print out only once on your pick list for example by setting the quantity to 1.


      > Not exactly what you want but I think this could be the route to solve your problem.


      > Regards


      > Laurence

      i need to maintain the item number on the component field because there is an ABAP development dependent on this. however, when i put ST it wont allow me since material has a base unit of measurement (l)

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