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

Hi,

Like Jayarapu mentions it is not a good idea to mis-use a certain field that has another purpose. The SAP description mentions:
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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.
Examples
For example, you can store the CCG material group or Nielsen material group here.
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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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