In Sales order, we generaly use item catagory - TAN (standard item) or TANN (free of charge).
- When should we use the item catagory - TATX (text item)?
- Should we maintin the material master for text items?
- Also please provide exaple of Text items?
Thank you very much.
Edited by: Ashish Desai on Feb 9, 2009 1:47 PM
suppose if we are selling a TV then the TV manual also has to go the customer that is text item TATX
In the item category determination in VOV4 for the sales doc type OR+item category group maintained as blank usage is TEXT item category of the highel level item nil For this combination the default item category would be TATX
That means thro usage program TEXT(ABAP program) system determines it is a text item and gives item category as tatx
The example of text item is TV manual
Generally for TEXT items we dont maintain MMR's but again this is business requirement only
If some business cases if it is reqd we can maintain MMR's for text items with a special material type and without any qty or value updation
Thank you very much for your answer.
I am lerning SAP SD.
In above exmple - I enterred the TV and manual (as text item) in sales order and I can save the sales order successfuly. When I open the sales order (VA02) the order quantity field of the text item remains uneditable (gray) and the mentioned quantity is missing.
Therefore system is not keeping track of the quantity and value as you mentioned in you reply.
Secondly, the text item can be RELEVENT FOR DELIVERY but not RELEVENT FOR BILLING?
Edited by: Ashish Desai on Feb 9, 2009 10:17 PM
As you rightly pointed out the text item is relevant for delivery and relevant for billing
You can check these controls in VOV7 for TATX
The relevant for delivery is marked so that the text item is copied in to delivery document so that the people who are doing delivery add this item too in their delivery process
NoteThe relevant for delivery is marked only in the item categories of those items for which schedule line dont come in sales order
A standard item like TAN which has pricing will have have schedule lines coming in sales order and hence the relevant for delivery need not to be marked for TAN in VOV7