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Field status 'display' in ME21N and ME22N

Hi Experts

Would like to have the storage location field display mode in ME21N and ME22N

Which minimum filed selection keys to be set for this.

I have done for several keys but not achieving this.

please suggest.



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There is a sequence how SAP is checking

1) transaction

2) activity type

3) document type

4) item category

5) functional authorization

6) sub item

SAP starts with the field selection for the transaction

and builds a kind of summary together with the field selection of activity type

1. key + 2. key = result


mandatory + mandatory = mandatory

mandatory + optional = mandatory

mandatory + display = display

mandatory + suppressed = suppressed

optional + mandatory = mandatory

optional + optional = optional

optional + display = display

optional + suppressed = suppressed

display + mandatory = display

display + optional = display

display + display = display

display + suppressed = suppressed

suppressed + any key = suppressed

then it takes this summary and adds the 3rd for document type to get a new summary,

after that it uses this summary and adds the 4th key for item category to get again a new summary.

And the last summary defines how the field appears to you.

I did a very small test in my IDES system, I only needed to make the NBF storage location field "display" and it became display, since the storage location field is nowhere suppressed (this can be assumed as it is visible in your transaction, and any combination with suppressed result in suppressed )and any other combination with "display" setting results in "display".

However, I am not sure if you really want it that way.

Because for normal purchase order is will become as well display only, as Inter-company and normal purchase orders use both NB.

Looking at the item category does not help either, as it is 0 and as well identical with the usual item categories in normal NB orders

What remains? a new document type for Inter-Company to separate it from NB

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