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SAP Note 30656 - Change base unit of measure/batch management requirement

Note Language: English Version: 10 Validity:


Valid Since 21.01.2010

Summary
Symptom
When maintaining a material master record, you change the base unit of measure or the batch management requirement indicator or the valuation category. The system then reports that this change is not possible because stocks still exist. However, no stocks are shown for the material in the stock overview.

Other terms
Transaction: MM01, MM02; program SAPMM03M Fields: MARA-MATNR, MARA-MEINS, MARA-XCHPF, MARC-XCHPF, MBEW-BWTTY S530, M3530, M3189

Reason and Prerequisites


The message that stocks still exist refers not only to stocks in the current period, but also to stocks in the previous period. The reason for checking previous period stocks is that postings can also be made to the previous period when entering goods movements. This would result in inconsistencies if the base unit of measure had meanwhile been changed.

Solution
Check whether stocks still exist for the previous period by displaying; for example, the plant stock view or storage location stock view of the material. You do this by selecting "Extras -> Previous period -> Prev. pd SLoc. stock or Prev. pd plant stock". If previous period stocks exist, you can make a withdrawal posting as follows: 1. Post the same amount to current period stock (for example, using movement type 561) so that previous period stock and current period stock are identical. Make a withdrawal posting in the previous period for the stock together with posting date (for example, using movement type 562).

2.

You can now try to change the base unit of measure or the batch management requirement indicator again. Since the posting of the previous period values to zero is identical with posting to the stocks of the current period, you should reverse the above stock postings (that is, the stock from the previous period should be booked in again) to make sure that the stock values from the previous and the current periods correspond to the state before the change. However, note that the postings are then carried out using the changed master data from the current period (for example, account determination and so on).

Header Data
Release Status: Released on:
07.11.2012

Released for Customer 21.01.2010 09:11:42


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SAP Note 30656 - Change base unit of measure/batch management requirement


Master Language: Priority: Category: Primary Component: German Recommendations/additional info Consulting LO-MD-MM Material Master

The Note is release-independent

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