Key indicating which user departments have already maintained the material master record.
From the software view, there is a maintenance status for each material master table. In addition, there is an overall maintenance status for the complete material. This overall maintenance status is made up of the maintenance statuses of the individual material master tables.
Almost all logistics functions use the maintenance status, that is, the material master record must have certain statuses for it to be used by other application areas.
Purchasing requires the statuses