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Item categories.

Hi Experts

Can any one explain me Item categories.

in which situation the system will use alternative item categories

I will give full points

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Mahi

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    Posted on Sep 22, 2008 at 09:30 AM

    Hi Mahi,

    An item category specifies the properties and attributes of a business transaction item, and therefore controls how the item is processed.First, you assign the item category to an item object type. The item object type defines the business context in which an item category is used.Like transaction types, an item category is assigned to one or more business transaction categories.

    Regarding your second question,an alternative item category is an item category which you can enter as an alternative to the one automatic proposal by the system. This list is defined in item category determination customizing and populated at the time of item category determination in a document & allow you to chose this "alternative " category manually.

    Let me know if this answers your question..!!!

    Best Regards,

    Vishant Jain

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    Posted on Sep 23, 2008 at 06:47 AM

    Hi Mahi,

    the transaction type is used to configure general settings of a transaction (most of the settings are header-settings).

    the item category is used to configure settings of items in a document.

    So you can for example have a service item and a spare part item in one CRM Service order.

    The first item (service item) is relevant for resource planning.

    The second item (spare part item) is relevant for a material reservation in the SAP ERP System.

    This different behavior of items will be reached by different item categories.

    Important to know is how the item category determination will work:

    Please search in SPRO for "Define Item Category Determination". The Docu in SPRO is realy good for this point.

    Hope this was helfpfull

    Best regards

    Manfred

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