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Material Type configuration

This blog includes how to create custom material type and configurations.

As you know, material master data is the very important part of SAP system.

And also material type also is an another very important part of all modules.

When creating the first time material, we select the material type. Material master data views also change depending on the feature of the material type we choose.

There are many material types in the SAP standard.

ABF – Waste,CH00 – CH Contract Handling, CONT – Kanban Container, COUP – Coupons, DIEN – Service, ERSA – Spare Parts, FERT – Finished Product, FGTR – Beverages, FHMI – Production Resource/Tool, FOOD – Foods (excl. perishables), FRIP – Perishables, HALB – Semifinished Product, HAWA – Trading Goods, HERS – Manufacturer Part, HIBE – Operating supplies, IBAU – Maintenance assemblies, INTR – Intra materials, KMAT – Configurable materials, LEER – Empties, LEIH – Returnable packaging, LGUT – Empties (retail), MODE – Apparel (seasonal), NLAG – Non-stock materials, NOF1 – Nonfoods, PIPE – Pipeline materials, PLAN – Trading goods (planned), PROC – Process materials, PROD – Product groups, ROH – Raw materials, UNBW – Nonvaluated materials, VERP – Packaging, VKHM – Additional, VOLL – Full products, WERB – Product catalogs, WERT – Value-only materials, WETT – Competitor products

However, in cases where SAP standards are not sufficient, we can create a custom material type.

A new material type can be created from the OMS2 screen or you can use IM path ( Logistics > Material Master > Basic Settings > Material Type > Define Atributes ).


If you want to check a material type or make changes to the materail type, you can open it with the details button. It is better to create a new one rather than make a change.

You can see the settings based on the plant from quantity/value updating.

If you want to specify the number range for the material type, you can use the transaction MMNR .

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