Logistics Basic Data: Product Catalog

In this step you configure

product catalogs.

A number of media can be used as vehicles for presentations, including:

The Product Catalog functionality comprises a programming interface (Business API) for accessing the data and integrated maintenance of product catalog-related data. This data comprises:

A product catalog is put into its final format for the required medium outside the R/3 system.

The only exception to this is the internet product catalog which, used in conjunction with the SAP internet transaction server, allows product catalog data to be accesed via a web server.

Setting in the following areas are important for product catalogs:

1. Document Management

Requirements

So that documents can be assigned to layout areas and layout area items, these documents must be of the type that allows links to objects TWGLV and WLBM. For further information on this, please refer to the Control Data in the document management system.

Standard settings

The document type "L01" contained in the standard version is of the requisite type.

Recommendation

You can either use the document type "L01" or define one of your own that allows links to objects TWGLV and WLBM.

1. Pricing

Product catalog prices are determined using pricing procedures (sometimes referred to as calculation schemas). The pricing procedure determined by the system depends on the following basic data:

Requirements

In the step

Define and assign pricing procedures you must have entered the required pricing procedure for these values in the "Define pricing procedure determination" activity.
The amount termed sub-total "1" in the pricing procedure is used as the price.

Standard settings

The standard version contains document schema "X" and pricing procedure "WMP001".
The following entry is delivered as standard for pricing procedure
determination:
SORd DChn SP BeSm KuSm Pricing procedure Condition type
0001 01 01 X 1 WMP001 -

Recommendation

You can use the standard entry and, if required, copy the pricing procedure and change it for other sales areas.
You can also enter another pricing procedure. If you do this, you must ensure that it contains a sub-total "1".