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Valuation type - Removal

Hi Gurus,

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 ?



Former Member
Former Member 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

this regard.

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).


The system

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.


Nadia Orlandi

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