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2642690 - Unable to Delete or Edit Individual Material

Symptom

While attempting to delete an individual material, you notice that it is created, however it is not linked to a fixed asset.

Environment

Business by Design

Reproducing the Issue

To find the individual material used in purchase order account assignment:

  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to the Purchase Orders view.
  3. Mark the relevant Purchase Order and choose Edit.
  4. Choose View All and go to the Items tab.
  5. Go to the tab Account Assignment.
  6. Find the Individual Material ID.

To find the Individual Material used in Supplier Invoice account assignment:

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Go to the Invoices and Credit Memos view.
  3. Mark the relevant supplier invoice and choose Edit.
  4. Choose View All and go to the Items tab.
  5. Go to the tab Account Assignment.
  6. Find the Individual Material ID.

To check if the Individual Material is listed in the list of Fixed Assets:

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets view.
  3. Choose Show: All Fixed Assets.
  4. Choose Advanced on the top right.
  5. Enter the Individual Material ID as in the Purchase Order or Supplier Invoice.
  6. Choose Go.
  7. No Fixed Asset is returned.

Cause

No deletions can be done on Material Data as they are considered as Master Data in the system and it might lead to data inconsistencies in Business Intelligence Reports, etc.

Resolution


As a workaround, you can keep the unwanted product in Blocked status so that it can't be used in any business process.

Steps to block a Product:
1. Go to Product Data work center.
2. Select Materials view.
3. Select the Unwated Material.
4. Select View All button.
5. Go to respective Business area tab (Purchasing and Sales).
6. Change the status from Active to Blocked.

Keywords

Fixed Assets, Individual Material ID,  Purchase order, Supplier Invoice. , KBA , SRM-KM-DOC , SRM Documentation , SRM-ESO-MD-INT , Master Data for Integration for SAP Sourcing & CLM , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions