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2688906 - Unable Select Product Category


You have created a material and unable to select Product Category as it is greyed out.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Product Portfolio work center.
  2. Click on By Materials View.
  3. Select the Product.
  4. Click on Edit.
  5. Observe that Product Category is greyed out.


The product category is not changeable if the material was set as a template material. This is expected system behavior.


There are two Possibilities:

First Option - You can set any other material with the same category as template.

  1. Go to Product Data work center.
  2. Select material templates view.
  3. Create a new product categoty.
  4. Set that as material template and remove the original product category ID as material template.

Second Option - If the material was flagged as template by mistake, you can give us the permission to change the data in the backend. We will correct it from backend.


material templates , KBA , product category, material template , SRD-FIN-INV , Inventory , Problem


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