In this menu option, you can specify which item categories the
system proposes during document processing for each sales document
type and item category group. At the same time, you can specify
additional item categories with which the system default can be
overwritten. There is a maximum of three possible alternative item
If, for example, you enter a material with the item category
group NORM in a standard order, the SAP System determines the
allowed item category via the assignment of item categories to
sales document types and item category groups.
The system default and the allowed alternatives are always
determined from the sales document type and one or two further
criteria. The system default depends on the following criteria:
sales document type
item category group
item category of the higher-level item
item category usage
The SAP System automatically copies the item category determined
for a sales document item to the delivery.
Depending on the initial situation you can start the assignment
When you define a new sales document type, you should specify
the proposed and the allowed item categories for the materials that
are represented by the item category group.
When you define a new item category, you should specify for
which sales document types an item category is proposed or which
item category is possible for the materials represented by the item
When you define a new item category group, you are to enhance
the assignment of item categories to sales document types by this
new item category group.
To define item category determination, proceed, for example, as
1. Choose the sales document type to
which you want to assign item categories.
2. Then choose one of the item
3. Specify all the allowed item
categories for the combination of sales document type and item
If you are dealing with a
non-material item, you must specify the corresponding item
If it is a subitem, specify the item
category of the higher-level item.
If it is an item category that is to
be proposed in the sales document, you must indicate the
combination of item category, item category group and sales
document type as a default value.
4. If necessary, specify between one
and a maximum of three item categories, with which the system
default can be manually overwritten during document