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Message no. V1321 - Item category ALES is not defined for this item

Hi,

I am trying to use ALES - Item Category for creation of the Sales Order. But i am getting this eerror message as Item category ALES is not defined for this item. Please let me know the config changes that i need to do to use this Item Category.

Thanks in Advance !!

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    Jan 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Hi,

    Goto Assign item categories. VOV4.

    Assign ALES item category in manual entries allowed field.

    E.g OR BANS TAS TAN ALES.

    System default gives item category TAS item category in sales order for trading material.

    You can change it to ALES manually.

    Regards,

    Chandra

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Chandra,

      Still i am getting the same error. Even after the entries in the filed as you mentioned.

      Any changes needs to be done in material Master ??

      Regards

      Pradeep

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    Jan 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Hi,

    Pls maintain output for the item category via Tcode NACE.

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    Jan 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Dear Pradeep,

    A very similar kinda Issue has been logged/ resolved in to following Thread:

    [Item category XXXX is not defined for this item|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/thread?messageID=6758933#6758933]

    I hope, this might be helpful to you, some extent.

    Best Regards,

    Amit

    Note: relevant transactions to work up on:

    T. Code: VOV7 & VOV4

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    Jan 11, 2012 at 06:07 AM

    To maintain the item category for a sales order type first you have to assign the item category in SPRO.

    SPRO>Sales & Distribution>Sales>Sales Documents>Sales Document Item>Assign item categories.

    In the screen Change view Item category assignement:overview screen

    select your sales document type + ItemcategorygroupUsageHigherLevel Item category

    Then you have to maintain Default item category and Manual item category.

    Default item category will be proposed by the system when you enter a material in sales order. You can change the item category to any one of the manual item category maintained above.

    For e.g.: You are creating a thrid party sales order. Default item category is TAN, if manual item category is maintained as TAS for this combination of sales document type + ItemcategorygroupUsageHigherLevel Item category and then system will allow you to change item category to TAS. If this is not maintained then system will give you an error as"Item category TAS is not defined for this item".

    Again depending the item category further acitivites will be carried in SAP, like in third party item (TAS) PR screen will be displayed.

    Thanks,

    Sarvesh Desai

    Edited by: Sarvesh DeSai on Jan 11, 2012 7:08 AM

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  • Mar 06, 2012 at 05:11 PM

    Hi Pradeep,

    Try this:

    Transaction VOV4

    Now, for your Sales Document Type and Item category group from material master there would be various combination like:

    Example:

    DMRB , NORM <usage could be blank or with some value>, <HLevel item category could be blank or with some value>

    For the combination with your sales document type and item category group with usage as blank ( if you know the use that combination ) and HLeve category as blank (again if u know use that combination you would see the values in Default item category columns and manual item category column like:

    DMRB NORM blank blank TAN TAP TAB TANN << You can double check these by F4 in the sales order line item item category.

    Here you need to overwrite one of the manual item category say TAB to ALES.

    Then save it.

    Now you will be able to see the item category in F4 as ALES under item category in sales order item.

    Try this and let me know if it worked!

    Regards,

    Manan

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