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2757810 - Cannot Undo Product Assignment for a Product Category

Symptom

You try to remove product assignment function from a product category, but you get an error, "Cannot undo product assignment for XYZ; there are products assigned to it" (where XYZ represents the product category).

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Products and Service Portfolio work center.
  2. Go to Product Categories.
  3. Click Maintain Product Categories.
  4. Uncheck Product Assignment allowed for XYZ.

Error "Cannot undo product assignment for XYZ; there are products assigned to it" is shown but there are no products or services assigned to this product category.

Cause

Although the Product Category doesn't have any materials or services assigned to it now, it might have been previously assigned to some material and services. There might be few transactional documents like invoices which are still active or incomplete.

Resolution

The system won't allow undo product assignment for such categories which has still active transactional documents attached to it to avoid inconsistencies.

Keywords

product assignment, product category , KBA , AP-PRD-PCH , Product Category Hierarchy , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions