Duplication of Master Data using match code
To prevent duplication of Master data, we use Match Code & Activate the automatic duplication check. Where do we Activate or set this Indicator for automatic duplication check?
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Path for Maintaining Match code configuration for example if you want to maintain for Vendor Masters :
SPRO -Financial Accounting (New) -Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable-Vendor Accounts -Master Data-Preparations for Creating Vendor Master Data -Matchcode
1.Check Search Fields for (Vendor) Matchcodes
2.Maintain Matchcodes for Vendors - Here you will Maintain and activiate.
the below Notes May help you to understand the process :
In this activity you define matchcodes for vendor master records. If you want to change or display a vendor master record but do not know the account number, you can search for it using a so-called matchcode. The system saves certain fields from a vendor master record in the matchcode. You can search for the vendor account using these fields, the so-called matchcodes.
Matchcodes are set up in master data tables using database views and indexes (= update type I).
You are looking for a specific vendor account number, but you only know the long text name of the account and its relevant company code. Using a matchcode search with the company code or long text, you can identify the account number.
The standard system includes the following matchcodes for vendor
o The matchcode with the identification A allows you to search via the address data.
o The matchcode with the identification C allows you to search via classes. The vendors first need to be classified.
o The matchcode with the identification E allows you to search via the search term and further master record fields. In particular.
o The matchcode with the identification I allows you to search via the country in which the vendor resides. This matchcode is used to search for foreign vendors.
0 The matchcode with the identification K allows you to search via the search term and further master record fields. In particular, it allows you to search via the company code.
The matchcode object for vendor accounts is called KRED. The matchcode object basically determines which database tables, and
therefore which fields are required for matchcode IDs. One or more matchcode IDs can be created for a matchcode object. The matchcode ID determines which fields and/or combinations of fields are used for searches.