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Item Category

Purpose

This wiki page will breify discuss about functionality of Item Category in SAP Sales and Distribution transaction.

Introduction

Item category is critical and esstential part of sales order and sales process. It generally controls the behaviour of item in a sales order, like, pricing, TOR, etc.

Functionalities of Item Category

  • Item Type

Whether the item is standard or text or value item.

  • Completion Rule

The rule for establishing when a quotation or
contract is complete.

  • Business Data Item

Whether business data in the item can be
different to that of the doc header.

  • Relevant for billing

 

  • Schedule Line Allowed

Items that are relevant for del will
always have schedule lines.

  • Order Quantity

= 1

  • Item Relevant for Delivery

We need to check this field in item
category TATX.

  • Create Delivery Group

You use a delivery group to determine
a common delivery date for all
the items that it contains.
Especially used in BOM.

  • Determine Cost

Indicates whether, during pricing, the system
determines the cost
(stock value) of a sales document item.

  • Relevant for weight and volume

 

  • Credit active

 

  • Pricing

In the case of text items, however, pricing would
not make sense.

Types of Item Category

The following table will discuss about different type of standard item category available:

Item Category

Description

Features

BVN

Cash Sale

 

TAB

Individual order purchase

 

G2N

Credit memo

 

TAK

Make to order

 

KBN

Consignment fill up

 

KRN

Consignment return

 

TAQ

Extent delivery- BOM

 

TAS

Third party

 

REN

Returns

 

L2N

Debit memo

 

TAC

Configurable material

 

KEN

Consignment issue

 

KAN

Consignment Pickup

 

TAP

Extent delivery higher lever item in BOM

 

TAE

Explanation - BOM

 

TAW

Value Item

 

AGN

Standard item in QT

  • Pricing, Schedule Line Allowed, Not relevant for billing

TAN

Standard item in Order

  • Pricing, Schedule Line Allowed, Relevant for billing

TANN

Free of Charge Item in order

  • No pricing, Schedule line allowed, not relevant for billing

TATX

Text item in Order

  • No pricing, No schedule lines, relevant for billing
  • Text items do not require processing for pricing,
    taxes & weight calculations
  • Items that are not relevant for del, such as credit
    memo requests, do not have schedule lines.
  • Usually, items that do not have schedule lines cannot
    be copied in to a delivery. Text items are an exception.
  • You do not need pricing or del quantities & dates (i.e.
    schedule lines) for a text item (item cat: TATX), in the
    standard order.

Item Category Determination

Depending on the item category group that you apply & the sales doc type you are processing the system automatically proposes an item category in the document.

SPRO Path

IMG - Sales and Distribution - Sales - Sales Document - Sales Document Item - Assign Item Category

Transaction Code

VOV4

Determination Rule

Item Category

= Sales Document Type

+ Item Category Group
from material master

+ Usage

+ Higher Level Item Category
from preceeding line item

Example

Sales Document Type

Item Category Group

Usage

Higher Level Item Category

Default Item Category

OR

NORM

 

TAN

TANN

OR

NORM

 

 

TAN

OR

NORM

FREE

TAN

TANN

2 Comments

  1. Thank you. This is very informative.

  2. Hi Sir/Madam,

    In my system, Item Category "TAK" cannot be found.
    Is there any guild to create the missing Item Category in the system?

    Regards,

    Punleu CHOMNAN 

    punleuchomnan@gmail.com