Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

Product Category

Hi,

I need to add an extra field to a FI report. The field is Product Category.

Through which table should i fetch the data? Is item category and product category the same?

Regards,

Nechur.

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Follow
  • Get RSS Feed

3 Answers

  • Best Answer
    avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 05, 2010 at 06:34 AM

    Hi,

    Product groups are not equal to Item categories

    Material groups are nothing but Product groups

    VBRP - MATKL

    This is INVOICE >>> ITEM DATA >>> ITEM DETAIL >>> MATERIAL GROUPS

    Kapil

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Feb 07, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    Is item category and product category the same?

    No certainly not. As you would be aware item category determines

    a) should pricing be carried out for the item ?

    b) when the item be treated as completed ?

    c) Are schedule lines are allowed for the item ?? etc.

    Like this, many factors are being determined based on the item category.

    You can consider Product Category as material division which we can see in material master Basic Data1 tab. Let us take an example in the case of Britannia who manufactures products like Biscuits, Cocoa Butter, Frying Oils etc., Here you can treat Biscuits as one product group, Frying Oils as one Product group etc., Under Biscuits, you can have any number of varieties with different tastes but all are considered as biscuits.

    Hope you got the difference.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Feb 07, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Hi

    Double check and clarify ..

    product category is equivalent to material Group in SRM

    product category - SRM Comm_category = Material Group ECC - t023(table in ECC)

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded