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When should we use the QUAN type?

Hello, everybody!

I rencently had to create a table Z for storing some kind of fidelity points of customers and I could not decide on which sap datatype should I use for the column storing those points.

The first thing that came to my mind was a INT4, but then I consiedered the possibility of using a QUAN type, then I read that I need to create a UNIT field of reference (which makes a lot of sense) and an ISO code for that UNIT.

I found inconvenient the fact that the unit I wanted to create has no ISO code (since it only exist within the business) and that for storing the unit I had to create an extra comun whose value will never change. Therefore, I decided to use the INT4 instead.

Did I made a good decision? When should we use the QUAN type?

Thank you very much for your time.

Former Member

ISO is only required if you have communications with external systems and you want to standardize the output from SAP, according to ISO standards. Every UOM in SAP needn't have an ISO unit and it is not mandatory.



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