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Disable a mandatory field in ME21N (Material Group)

Hi Experts,

Material group field is mandatory in ME21N. I need to disable the control on this field, how can I do this ?

In fact, I need to disable this mandatory field for a PO creation in reference to a Contract.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

BR,

Cesar

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2009 at 03:47 PM

    Hi,

    material group field is mandatory for a material in MMR.Despite you give it in the PO for a material, it will get defaulted in the PO , even though if the PO is created with reference to a contract.

    If you create a PO with out a MMR , this field is mandatory for that text material.It is a standard functionality.

    Regards,

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2009 at 08:34 PM

    Hi,

    If PO is created with material number this field is get defaulted from material master basic data view. But If PO is with short text means without material number, then material group is mandatory anyway..Its stadard SAP program behavior.

    You are saying this field should be optional in case of PO with refernce to contract? Does it mean that Contract is not with material and it is with short text? Please elaborate little bit on your requirement so as to answer d same.

    Deepak.

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  • Posted on Oct 06, 2009 at 06:50 AM

    material group is an aggregation level for reports and statistics in purchasing.

    It is mandatory. So if you dont need it in your process, then just define onedummy number that should be used.

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