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Cannot Set Bulk Material in MM02

Setting the Bulk Material Indicator should be an easy task in MM02, however if the material appears as a component in a very large number of BOMs (over 500,000) the processing causes a lot of database activity resulting in the run time error u201CSYSTEM_IMODE_TOO_LARGEu201D. This is because the processing for the material being updated reads u2018up the Bill Of Materialu2019 (tables

STPO, STAS, MAST) to find the assemblies the material is used in, then

update the MRP (and LTP) Planning File entries (tables MDVM and MDVL)

to ensure any order reservations for the material are amended.

This is all understandable, but we currently plan using PS in the area concerned, so there is no need to update the planning file entries. The reason we want to set the Bulk Material Indicator is we are planning on changing to PP planning in the future.

Does anybody know of a proven alternative method of updating Bulk Material Indicator field that does not check the material is a BOM Component?

Thanks in anticipation

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