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Mass Maintenance (MM17) - updating MARC-MMSTA creates Sales Views?

Hi all,

I have searched the discussion boards but was unable to find an existing post that relates to my issue. Our issue is this:

We are using transaction MM17 (mass maintenance) to obsolete materials at both the plant level (marc-mmsta) and material level (mara-mstae). The update is being done in two steps, first the MARA materials are marked obsolete, and then the same materials are marked obsolete in the MARC table.

After the mass update is finished we review the status of the updates. (MM03 -> enter material/plant -> Environment -> display changes) We are finding that some of the materials, even though they are NOT sellable materials, are being given a "V" value (Sales) to both the Maintenance Status (MARA-VPSTA) and the Maintenance Status (MARA-PSTAT). This is occuring, according to the "Display Changes" log in MM03 at the same time the Plant-Specific material status is changed to "obsolete".

This is not happening to all of our materials that are updated, but there seems to be no pattern to why some of them are. Please any help would be appreciated.

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