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MM305: Material does not exist

Hello Experts,

Although this BW related but i thought this might be the appropriate forum:

I am trying to load data in BW for Purchasing. However, the data loads are failing with the following error message:

You wanted to display or process data on the material 100046399 .

However, the material does not yet exist; that is, it has not yet been

created, or its creation has been scheduled, but the material has not

yet been activated.

I investigated further a found out a Stock transport order in the R/3 system which had a line item for the material 100046399 but the material doesn't actually exists in the MARA (Material master table).

Furthermore, this stock transport order was put on hold but even a hold creates an entry in the Purchasing tables which is why the data gets extracted to BW

So, the question is how can a PO be created with a non-existent material?

Has anyone seen a similar situation? what could be a possible fix for this?

Thanks and Regards,


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    Posted on May 26, 2009 at 08:59 PM

    I curerntly have a similar case with a PO having a material that did not exist.

    in my system this was caused by incorrect migration process from R2 to R3 11 years back.

    The POs were transferred 1:1, but material were only transferred if it did not have a deletion indicator.

    (this migration was done by SAP, I dont know what programs they used for this)

    I have the situation that I cannot archive the PO because of open GR/IR postings. but I cannot clear GR/IR account with MR11 because I get message that material does not exist.

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  • Posted on May 04, 2011 at 05:30 PM

    From what I understand is that you can save a PO with an Invalid Material so that you can revisit later when the material does exist. This error is really not a hard error in BW. The Load continues until complete. Then you just turn the request to Green to continue. It's an old problem that should be addressed. The going joke around here is "I'm sure that is documented by SAP somewhere". Good Luck

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