Valuation type - Removal
I need to delete the valuation type for a material. When I try to delete the valuation catrgory I am getting the below Error message in MM02 transaction.
Valuation data already exists for valuation types that are
not compatible with the new valuation category.
But there is no stock exits in MMBE.
I do not want to follow the MM06 and SARA process. I need to delete the valuation type for some time and activate again.
Could you please help ?
NADIA ORLANDI replied
When you change the Valuation Category field (MBEW-BWTTY) in MM02, you
normally get a message stating: 'The valuation category cannot be
changed; choose "Display errors"' (Message no. M3 194).
Please, select then the "Display errors" button (Ctrl+F1) and you will
see the reasons why the valuation category cannot be changed.
According to the standard system design, you cannot change a valuation
category of a material if there are Purchase Order line items (even if
the PO is completed) or if a stock balance exists for that material.
You will have to delete the line items of open/completed POs in order to
change the valuation category. Please, see the attached note 155874 in
You must ensure that no stock exists in previous or current periods.
See note 30656 for how to get zero stocks (if it is applicable). This
note also lists limitations which are applicable to valuation category
Following these steps, you should be able to determine the reason for
not being able to change the valuation category:
1. First, be sure that no stocks exist in actual AND previous period.
See note 30656 for an example on how to get zero stocks (if it is
2. Check the table EKPO with SE16.
Select all PO items of the related material.
If you found items with LOEKZ different than 'L' you will have to
delete them in ME22.
3. Check the table AFPO with SE16.
Select all items of the related material/plant.
If you find at least one item, change of val.clss. is not possible.
You have to -ARCHIVE- these production order(s) (see note 146241).
works as such that unfortunately the valuation category
for split valuation can only be changed on the material master if the material has NOT been
assigned to a valuation type regardless if there is any stock, PO's or
Prod. orders tied
to the material.
You have to delete and archive the valuation type for this material
since the valuation category can only be changed if the valuation type
no longer exists for the material.
To accomplish this you proceed as follows:
It is possible to archive only a valuation type view of material master.
The steps are:
1. MM06: set the deletion flag on valuation type for the
2. MM70: select the material for archiving
3. MM71: archive and delete the material
If valuation batches exist, you will have to archive the batches also.
1. MM73: select the material with (valuation) batches
2. MM74: archive and delete the (valuation) batches
If the archive programs display messages, you need to remove the
(i.e. book out stocks, archive PO) and then start the archive programs
for the material again.