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How to increase material description more than 40 char?

Hello SAP Expert,

I want to increase the 40 character limitation to more for material master description in basic data 1. can anybody suggest me d steps or possible solutions???

Thank you in advance.

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BIraj

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    Jun 12, 2012 at 07:59 AM

    Hello Mr. Venketshwaran and Mr. Prabhakar,

    THank you once again for your description. I have one query in this, you have suggested that to create Text ID:BEST or GRUN and then give this to ABAPER to add in smartform. My question is do I have to create this Text ID for Individual Material??? so for Individual Material ABAPER will link in smartform??? Or just to create One Text ID:BEST or GRUN for every material???

    Can you please explain me in detail what to give exactly to ABAPER as I am very new in SAP. Thank you once again.

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    Biraj

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    Jun 11, 2012 at 01:05 PM

    Hi

    Increasing the length of the material description is not suggestable.Try using "Basic data text" or "Material PO text" for long texts which can be entered in material master and can be flown to various purchasing documents through copying rules.

    Thanks & Regards

    Prabhas

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      Hi

      Text ID is the key here. You can enter the long texts either in material PO text (Text ID:BEST) or in Basic data text (Text ID: GRUN). If you want this long text to be printed in the purchase document (e.g., Purchase Order) you can give this Text ID to your ABAP team so that they can directly add it in the concerned smartform.

      Thanks & Regards

      Prabhas

  • Jun 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    As everyone will tell you, it should not be done. Because this field has links to many other programs, changing it will have wide repercussions and you'll never see the end of it.

    We handled this shortcoming by using a combination of Purchase Order text and Material class, as a way to store longer descriptions.

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    • What I meant is that for information we want to show in the PO print out, we use the PO Text Make sure that this shows up in your output. If your client has a customized PO output, it may have been taken out.

      For searching purposes, we created several classed for class type 001 (Material Class).

      In each class, we created the necessary characteristics.

      For example : CLass: Electrical SpaRES:

      Characteristics: Manufacturer= Siemens

      Model: XXX1234

      Voltage= 200V  and so forth.

      This way we can store a lot of searchable infromation.

      You create Class with CL02, Charaterisctics with Ct04, and then you extend the material for the classification view.

      Just to clarify, we only use our Inventory for Spare parts.

  • Jun 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Material Master Description is a standard field of 40 characters. You cannot increase the length of this field. Try to restrict the description in 40 character only.

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    Amit Gupta

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Lalita,

      WHat about increase the PO line items text to increase? at the end of the day i want it in PO print preview with long text. Thank you all of you.

      Regards,

      BIraj

  • Jun 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Hi Biraj,

    Yes it can be changed please refer the link below

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cf/21ec0a446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

    Happy to Help

    Regards

    Murtuza Sadriwala

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