1654304 - Error Message: Save Failed, While Creating a Material with Particular UoM

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1654304 - Error Message: Save Failed, While Creating a Material with Particular UoM

Symptom

When you create a new material with UoM as Gram per liter and Kilogram per cubic meter, system throws below error message:

Save Failed

Reproducing the Issue

Step 1: Create a UoM like Gram per liter and Kilogram per cubic meter in Business Configuration work center.

Step 2: Issue Reproducing

  1. Go to Product Data work center.
  2. Select New Material under Common Tasks.
  3. Assign the created UoM as Base UoM.
  4. Select Save button

Cause

Non - summable quantity cannot be used as unit of measure (UoM).

Gram per liter and Kilogram per cubic meter cannot be considered as Base unit of Measure. Because of the reason that anything in terms of (grams, pounds, mole, ton etc.) per cubic value of (meter, foot, inch etc.) is treated as density of the material. Density is such a derived quantity, containing two variable measures such as grams, meter etc. Hence it cannot be summed up.

Resolution

Removing grams per liter alone will fix this error, but use of any of the other UoMs mentioned below will cause similar issue again.

Gram per cubic centimeter
Pound per cubic foot
Gram per cubic meter
Kilogram per cubic decimeter
Kilogram per liter
Kilo mole per cubic meter
Mega gram per cubic meter
Mole per cubic decimeter
Mole per cubic meter
Mole per liter
Ton per cubic meter
Pound per gallon (US)
Gram per milliliter
Gram per liter
Milligram per cubic meter
Microgram per cubic meter
Kilogram per cubic meter
Pound per cubic inch
Milligram per liter

The solution would be to correct the Business Configuration settings accordingly.

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Open Activity List button.
  3. Select Fine Tune chevron.
  4. Select the Quantities & Units of measure activity.
  5. Remove the Units Gram per liter and Kilogram per cubic meter.
  6. Select Save button.

Keywords

KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1602 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1605 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608