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item category and account category

how important is item category and account category in MM while creating a PO?

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hi there

Item category- Represents what kind of procurement you are doing

The item category determines the field selection and whether any additional data screens are shown.

In addition, it determines whether a goods receipt or invoice receipt is to follow.

The following list contains the item categories defined in the standard SAP R/3 System:


B Limit

K Consignment

L Subcontracting

S Third-party

T Text

U Stock transfer

D Service

Account assignment category - Represents the account on which you want to do the procurement

A Asset

B MTS prod./sales ord.

C Sales order

D Indiv.cust./project

E Ind. cust. w. KD-CO

F Order

G MTS prod./project

K Cost center

M Ind. cust. w/o KD-CO

N Network

P Project

Q Proj. make-to-order

S S Ac Assigmnts

T All new aux.acc.***.

U Unknown

X All aux.acct.assgts.

Z value

If you leave both the feild blank that means you are doing standard procurement ie material account and standard feild selection



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