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Changing Base Unit Of Measure (Material Master)

Hi

1. How to check this? (Any successful changes in material master only took place when there is no open document from SD, PP, MM & FI for that material. )

2. Base unit of measurement cannot be changed. The reason being material movement history is there in table - MSEG mainly which otherwise create inconsistency in reporting. -


Is this line applicable for current period or previous period in current year or previous period previous year???

3. There are no existing purchase requisitions, purchase orders, or scheduling agreements for the material. -


is this means open / pending purchase orders or the the PO's created in system with respect to material where the GR and IR is already done

4. You can change the base unit of measure if there is no stock of the material during current and previous period----


is this means the term " previous preiod" is previous period in the current finacial year or its applicable for the previous preiod in previous financial year

5. Post the stock in the previous period to the current period - -


how can we do this???

Vijay

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    Feb 02, 2010 at 02:57 PM

    See this OSS note : especially the last sentence:

    From OSS note 138767

    Within the material master record maintenance, you want to change the base unit of measure (base unit). During the change, the system performs extensive checks in order to avoid inconsistencies in the applications which use the material master.

    In particular, the following checks are performed:

    The base unit must not be defined as an alternative unit of measure for the material

    No International Article Number must be assigned to the base unit

    No proportion/product units must be defined for the material

    No configurable material must be assigned

    The material must not be used as a configurable material

    Stock must neither exist for the previous period nor for the current period

    No physical inventory must be active

    No reservations or dependent requirements must exist for which the deletion indicator is not set

    No planned orders must exist

    No purchase requisitions, purchase orders or scheduling agreements must exist for which the deletion indicator is not set

    No WM transfer requirements, no WM quants or no WM posting change notices must exist

    The material must not be a bill of material

    The material must not be contained in a bill of material

    The material must not be used as a production resource/tool

    The material must not be used in task lists

    No standard cost estimate must exist for the current or future period

    No production orders must exist

    No planned independent requirements must exist

    No run schedule headers must exist

    If the base unit has dimensions, no serial number profile must be assigned

    No sales and distribution documents must exist which have status Not processed or Partially processed.

    Solution

    If necessary, all reasons mentioned above must be eliminated by archiving the objects listed

    1) SAP checks this for you. A new button will appear in MM02 and after you click this button to check the error log, you will see which documents exist.

    2) I have not seen that an existing movement will restrict the change of a BUoM.

    3) No purchase requisitions, purchase orders or scheduling agreements must exist for which the deletion indicator is not set

    it is not caring about GR done or IR done. it telling you that the deletion indicator has to be active. As a deletion indicator can be reset easily, you probably have to archive the documents

    4) the previous period is the period before the current period.

    today we have February, hence the previous period is January.

    5) first make sure your current stock is higher than the stock of the previous period. if it is lower, then you have to create inventory in current period first e.g. with 202 movement with current date.

    Then you issue the previous period stock with 201 movement and previous period date (make sure periods are open in OB52 and MMRV allows posting to previous period).

    Finally you issue the left stock in the current period with 201 and current date.

    Now previous period and current period stock is zero. After the change of the base unit you have to get the stock back into the system

    Edited by: Jürgen L. on Feb 2, 2010 3:58 PM

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    Feb 02, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Hi

    Any idea?

    Vijay

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    Feb 02, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    One post one question ???

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