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Define Common Dist Channels/Divisions for Master Data

Hi Every one,

Please explain, when I go to VOR1 or VOR2,and see my Sale Org, Dist Channel , and Division respectively, which I created earlier on, then in these screen what I have to do exactly to define for Master data?Which buttons to use etc?

I am thankful as ever before.


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VOR1, VOR2 is to share the master data and reduce the repeated data.

The master data shared by several distribution channels applies to conditions and customer and material master data.

This helps you minimize the maintaining the master data.

we can also update statistics for each distribution channel and division without creating the master data for the different sub-areas of the organization.

The path explains the way of creation

IMG -> Sales and distribution -> Master data -> Define common distribution channels.

IMG -> Sales and distribution -> Master data -> Define common divisions.

Transaction Code - The code here is [ VOR1 ].

After creating the organizational structure and relevant master records you want to use as the masters, that is, in the distribution channels and divisions you are going to use as a reference, you can group distribution channels and divisions separately for master data (which combines customer master and material master records), group condition records, or both master data and condition records.

Letu2019s say you have a product range that is not different for the four different distribution channels you have (the channels could be telesales, retail, industry, and wholesale.) Neither is there a difference in the customersu2019 details when they purchase through one or the other. Thus, you will not want to create a multiple of four views of customer master and material master records. Merely create the customer master records and material master records in one of the distribution channels, such as retail. Then assign the other distribution channels you created in the organizational structure setup to this one.

Donu2019t forget this means you can only create or change master data in the distribution channel that is being referenced. In the scenario above, this means you can only change data for the retail distribution channel. Even if you should access a customer or material master in change mode, press F4 (possible entries), and select telesales, industry, or wholesale, you will receive a message u201CSales area is not defined . . . u201D

The same is true for the sharing of conditions. If conditions are shared, you need only create a condition in the distribution channel or division you are using as the reference. Obviously, this only pertains to conditions that have the distribution channel and/or division in their key, such as a price based on sales area."

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