Re: [sap-log-mm] External Material Group for Internal Grouping

Posted by Denise Michaels
on Nov 2 at 11:40 AM
In the past I have used this particular field for an internal grouping and written a custom report to use it. It doesn't show up in any standard reports that I know of. The external material group is designed to work with external systems, but these may not exist for the user.

I believe a material master field can be "repurposed" if there is absolutely no possibility that a field will ever be used for its designed purpose in the particular SAP instance. Determining this does require some indepth knowledge of the material master.

---------------Original Message---------------
From: Toon van Beek
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:36 AM
Subject: External Material Group for Internal Grouping


Like Jayarapu mentions it is not a good idea to mis-use a certain field that has another purpose. The SAP description mentions:
External Material Group
Key that you can use to assign the material to an external material group or to a material group determined according to external systematic.
For example, you can store the CCG material group or Nielsen material group here.
Elso for external data synchronization purposes like GS1, 1SYNC etc etc this field is generally used to fill with the Global Product Classification.

It might be a better idea to use the product hierarchy for your the idea you are having. Product hierarchy is an internal matter.

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