Problem : How to do manual SAP item Category Determination in SAP SD ?
Solution : Both Automatic and Manual Item Category determination are done in the same transaction [ VOV4 ] or Menu path = [ spro -> IMG -> Sales & distribution -> Sales -> Sales Documents -> Sales document Item ]
As shown in the picture above, the column ( DfItC ) Default item Category highlighted in red is the one that is determined based on the combination of Sales Document Type + Item Category Group.
If the business demands that they be able to manually over-ride the automatically determined item category, then you can add more item categories in the (MItCa ) Manual Item category Section. Here is an example.
SAP has automatically determined an item category of TAN for the line item 10 because, the order type is OR and the item category group of the material M-01 is NORM.
The users can choose to over-ride the SAP determined item category based on the possible list of item categories you have specified in the Manual item categories tab. The user can choose the possible list of manual item categories from the possible list of values in the item category as shown below.
The same logic applies to SAP Schedule Line Categories and its determination as well. For more on SAP Training, please visit our home page. Please visit us at SAP SD Training and register for live instructor led training and one of our Training Co-ordinators will get back to you.