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Item category based on Plant

Dear Experts,

I have a scenario where the same material can have different item categoies like TAN, TAS or MTO etc based on plant.

for example material A can have item category as TAN in plant1, and MTO in plant2.

requirement is to automate the item category determination logic based on the plant, is there a way to acheive this?

as for as I know, we may have to do the custom development in the user exit MOVE_FIELDS_TO_VBAP.

but my question is

1. How do I link the plant to the item category?

2. is there a way to acheive this with SAP standard techniques(may be some thing like CMIR or usage etc)?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,

Venkatesh.

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    Feb 10, 2012 at 04:55 AM

    Dear Venkatesh,

    Can you please tell us whats the reason behind such a requirement?

    As per my knowledge there is no standard way for trigerring the item category based on plant.

    But you can use some exits in item level and manipulate the item category.

    You will have to maintain an Ztable where you will have the PLANT-ITEM CATEGORY already defined.

    System should check the plant in the sales order, and then go to this Ztable and fetch the ITEM CATEGORY and replace the

    default one appearing due to item category determination.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Hegal K Charles

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      Dear Venkatesh,

      I strongly feel that there is no alternative solution for your requirement.

      You will have to make the system read your criteria for ITEM CATEGORY and for that maintain the Ztable as specified by

      Lakshmipathi.

      If there is any issue after maintaining so, kindly revert back.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Hegal K Charles

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    Former Member
    Feb 10, 2012 at 04:58 AM

    Hi Venkatesh,

    As per my knowledge this is not possible through standard,you need to go for enhancement,maintain Z table based on the plant,

    material and item category combination.When for the particular material and plant comes in to the sale order relevant item

    category will be picked by the system.

    Regards

    Ram

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