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I need to determine a new field for costing for pricing. Can anyone help me with this?

Right now the field ‘External Material Group’ (Ext. Matl Group) in the material master is used for ‘costing for pricing’ (transferring the costing result to pricing, and determining from which planned price field the value must be transferred to SD).
This field - with use costing for pricing – is also related to three costing runs.

Does anyone know which field in the material master is normally used for costing for pricing (transaction ZCT0)?

Or which field can be used for this?

What is effected when changing the use of this field? Can it easily be done?

With regards,

C. van der Wijst

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    Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    At the outset it looks to me you are trying to explain a very customized process where-in value maintained in the external material group field is used to identify which planned price is transferred to SD as cost.

    Please provide more details and the business logic on why you are doing what you are doing now?

    The standard process is that the current cost estimate of the material is transferred to VPRS condition type in SD pricing.

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    • Like external material group there are other unused fields that can be used. Going for a custom field is not required at all.

      Alternately you can use the classification functionality too. Create a material class with class type 001, Add the External material group as a characteristic and transfer the now configured values in the external material group as allowed values in the characteristic. With this all you need to is to change the code at appropriate places with values from AUSP table

  • Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:11 AM


    First you need to active ext. Mer cat SPRO path: IMG>Logistic general>material master>setting for key field>maintain external merchandise categories.

    You can create ext. merchandise category of 4 digit numeric, Generally use of Ext. Mer category to control profit center booking. to control profit center combination of site and Ext.Mer Cat is created where Company code and purchasing / sales org assigned.

    If it would be helpful pls reply.



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    Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Hi ,

    You can use planned price field in costing-2 view

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