Check Attributes of Material Types

Each time you create a material master record, you must assign it to a material type . You use the material type to define the attributes of a material master record. Material types are used in the following neighboring areas, where they are also configured in Customizing:

Consult with these areas if necessary.

In this IMG activity, you define the attributes of each material type.

Once you have maintained the material types, you must also define the number intervals before you can create a material master record.

Actions

1. Group the materials that you want to manage together in the SAP R/3 System according to the above criteria.
2. Define the attributes of each material type.
3. Adapt the preset material types to suit your company's needs, defining new types if necessary.

Note 1

If you allow different quantity/value updating, you must activate the material type for each valuation area for this updating. You do this under Diff. val. areas.

Note 2

In Customizing for Valuation and Account Assignment, you can also maintain the price control by choosing Define price control for material types.

Note for Product Cost Planning

When you cost materials, the With quantity structure indicator in the material type controls how the materials of that material type are costed.

If you implement Product Cost Planning after you have created material master records, you should check the With quantity structure indicator in the material master records and change it if necessary.

Changing With quantity structure indicator in the material type has no effect on existing material master records.