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Automatic determination of Item Category -3rd Party Process

Hi Guru's,

Can we set a material as a third party material for a particular customer?

Say aaa,bbb customers, and material xxx.

When i create a sale order for the customer aaa, material xxx should have the item category as TAN.

But for the customer bbb, the item category should be TAS, which will be automatically come without any manual change in sale order...

Is there any configuration related to this. i.e., by changing a customer item category should be changed?

If we maintain a different order type for the customers, that time it will act as per my requirements..

Is there any way other than this?

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    Oct 09, 2008 at 02:37 PM

    Hello,

    Normally the item category determination is very much linked with the order type. So for different customers different itemcategory proposal in the same document is not possible thorugh standard SAP.

    You need to either change the item category manually to TAS for the thirdparty customer or think about Jonathan's suggestion.

    Prase

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    Oct 09, 2008 at 02:26 PM

    hello, friend.

    determining item category using order type is your best bet (e.g. if doc type CMR and item category grp BANS, propose TAS; if doct type ZMR and item category grp BANS, propose ZTAN).

    if you do not wish this, my suggestion is to create a new sales distribution chain (sales org + distribution channel), and create your customer in this new sales area (chain + material division). you then create the 3rd party material in the new distribution chain, and enter the item category group.

    let's say you have the following sales areas:

    sales org + dist chnl + divi

    1000 + 01 + 01

    1000 + 02 + 01

    you then create material in these 2 sales areas. now let's say you have 2 customers:

    aaa - material shld have item cat TAN (create customer master in sales area 1000 + 01 + 01)

    bbb - material shld have item cat TAS (create customer master in sales area 1000 + 02 + 01)

    now create material in the 2 dist chains

    1000 + 01, item cat grp NORM

    1000 + 02, item cat grp BANS

    of course, this means more master data maintenance. however, try this and see if this works for you.

    regards.

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    Oct 10, 2008 at 06:17 AM

    Hi,

    Hope the suggestions given jonath could be the only solution for this requirement. I too thought the same. Thanks for your valuable help. I am closing this thread.. If you have any other suggestions, please kindly revert it to me..

    Thanks & Regards,

    Venkatesh.S.P.

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