1536053 - Error Message: "The material ID is not valid. You cannot use special characters or spaces between characters when creating the ID" While Using Special Character in Defining New Material ID

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1536053 - Error Message: "The material ID is not valid. You cannot use special characters or spaces between characters when creating the ID" While Using Special Character in Defining New Material ID

Symptom

When you create a new Material with the Material ID which contains a special character (example: *, &, }, {, >, <), system throws the below error message:

The material ID is not valid. You cannot use special characters or spaces between characters when creating the ID

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Product Data workcenter
  2. Select Materials view
  3. Select New Material link under Common Tasks
  4. Enter the Material ID YYYYY* where YYYYY* stands for the Material ID
  5. Fill the mandatory fields
  6. Select Save
  7. System throws the mentioned error

Cause

The system is designed in way to allow you to use only alphanumeric characters and few special characters.

Resolution

You may use only alphanumeric characters and few special characters mentioned below:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_:/-.\

You may check the activity Number Ranges for Materials in Business Configuration to understand how your system is designed to accept the characters.

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view
  3. For the relevant project select Open Activity List button
  4. In the tab Fine-Tune, open the activity Number Ranges for Materials
  5. You will be able to see the Number Ranges maintained for the Materials 

Keywords

Number Ranges for Materials, Special Characters, Alphanumeric Characters, Material ID, Product ID , KBA , number ranges for materials , special characters , alphanumeric characters , material id , product id , SRD-MD-PRD-PRD , Product , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1802 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711 ; SAP HYBRIS C4C CORE all versions