Define material update structure

In this section, you can define a material update structure.

During the material ledger update, the system collects data from valuation-relevant transactions (such as goods receipts, invoice receipts, and settlement of production orders). This data is collected in different categories in the material ledger in accordance with the material update structure.

The influence that these transactions have on the valuation price at material settlement depends on the category in which they were collected. The following categories exist:

A receipt always has an effect on the valuation price. With consumption, you can determine whether or not it has an effect on the valuation price of a material.

Standard settings

In the standard setup, the categories are defined so that the valuation price from material settlement corresponds to the weighted average price.


Work with the update logic in the standard system. If you work with the given logic, the material stocks in the closed posting period are valuated with the weighted average price.

If this suits your needs, you do not have to edit this section. The system will automatically use material update structure 0001.


1. Choose New entries.
2. Enter a material update structure and a description.
3. Save your entries.
4. Select the entry and choose Maintain material update structure.
5. Choose New entries and enter the follwoing:
If the process category represents a receipt, choose the category Receipts.
If the process cetegory represents consumption, you can decide, whether or not consumption should have an effect on the price.
6. If you want to further differentiate process categories that represent consumption, enter a movement type group for the material ledger.
7. Save your entries.

Further notes

For some transactions, certain assignments do not make sense: