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Valuation category X is used in combination
with batches i.e. you dont need to apply valuation types, your batches becomes the valuation type and all
batches are valuated separately.

Implementation goes as follows: Spro>MM>Valuation & A/c Assign>Split val>Configure Split valuation, click execute
then click cancel, then click Global Categories, here you see Valuation Category X Automat (Batch), click on X and click
CHANGE button, here you need to make sure CHECK is enabled besides Determine Val. type automat., its enabled by
default, but if it is not, enable it and save it, then click back button twice, click on LOCAL DEFINITIONS button, here you
see your PLANT, click on PLANT number and click Cats.>OU button, here click on X and click Activate button, by doing this
process your Valuation category X is activated on said Plant, you see text ACTIVE in status column besides category X, click SAVE
button and thats the only setting required in back end.

Now you need to configure your material master. Make material master with Purchasing, General Plant data/Storage 1 and Accounting 1 view and in Accounting 1 view you assign X to VALUATION CATEGORY and maintain Moving Average Price as you can only assign MAP as Price Control, rest settings will be same as normal creation of MATERIAL MASTER and save your material master.

Now in MM01, put in your material number and click on ACCOUNTING 1 view, Organizational Levels dialog box comes up, here when you
click on VALUATION TYPE drop down, message will come with NO VALUES FOUND, dont worry as remember you applied Determine Val.type
automat. CHECK earlier, so in this configuration VALUATION TYPE will automatically be applied.In normal split valuation categories, you apply VALUATION TYPE in backend configuration, and VALUATION TYPE comes up in drop down here.

Now create two PO's, with the material number created above with different quantity and then do MIGO against them, when you click the CHECK button, note your batch number under BATCH tab and then click on MATERIAL tab, there you will see same batch number coming up in VALUATION TYPE box, thats it, thats what this configuration will do, now your VALUATION TYPE will be your batch number i.e. your valuation will be done on every batches. Do both MIGO'S and note down the BATCH numbers.

Now in MM02, put in your material number and select ACCOUNTING 1 VIEW, now take drop down of VALUATION TYPE and note your
batches coming in drop down as VALUATION TYPE, double click on any batch number and hit enter and in accounting view note this view is only mentioned for the said batch/Valuation type. Go back out and check accounting view of other batch.

So end result, all the batches created against this material will be valuated according to batches. Difference between normal split valuation category and category X is first you dont need to maintain Valuation types in backend for Category X,  whereas in normal case you have to.

Second you need to maintain records in Accounting view 1 of every valuation type after creating material in mm01 and different valuation class for every valuation type, whereas in Category X, valuation types got created automatically when we did migo and batch numbers were assigned as valuation type and second same valuation class can be used in all batches, as the valuation is done on batches.


  1. Guest


    I tested the scenario. The problem is when i create a PO system asking valuation type ,that point of time i dont know the batch number, I entered some number . when the time of goods receipt this number is coming in the valuation type field, not the batch umber. how do i resolve it

  2. Valutaion type is nothing to do with batch. When there is split valuation activated for the material, and you are creating PO for that material, it will promt you to enter valuation type. Whatever valuation type you give in PO, will be picked during goods receipt. 


    1. Just for an information, System will make the valuation type as batch number if you are not using batch management material. That does mean valuation type becomes a batch number for non batch managed material. You can see entry in table MCHA and MCHB as well with regards to valuation type and material combination. But you can't see this from transaction level e.g. MSC2N or MSC3N.