Customer Material Info Record

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Sometimes, Customers refer to a material using their own material number. For example, a material M-01 that we call with a description as “Bio Reagent – 101” could be referred to as REAGENT-1201 or some other name. When the Purchase Order comes in from the customer, it comes in with the name REAGENT-1201. If this is bound to happen all the time, it makes sense to map this name to our material in SAP to ensure that all further orders coming in from that particular customer for REAGENT-1201 are mapped to material M-01. This mapping is done in Customer Material Info Record ( CMIR )


The transaction code for CMIR is [VD51] ( To create a CMIR ). The menu path for the same is [ Logistics ->Sales and Distribution -> Master Data -> Agreements -> Customer Material Information ].

customer material info record menu path

Enter the Customer Number, Sales Organization and distribution channel ( As you can realize, CMIRs can be maintained for each customer per Sales org/distribution channel combination )

Enter CMIR Data

Enter the material M-01 and the name of the material that the customer is referring to ( The customer is referring to the material M-01 as REAGENT-1201 ) in this case.

Create CMIR Record

There is further data that can be entered specifically for this customer. In the shipping section, you can select a plant and this will take priority over the delivering plant in the Material Master’s Sales/Plant view. Another field is the Usage Field. You can specify a usage here and change the Item category determination.

Further Data related to CMIR

Customer Material Info Record Demo

Let’s create a sales order for this customer/ material combination and see the effect of the customer material info record. If you enter REAGENT-1201 in the Customer Material Number column, the material M-01 ( internal reference material ) is pulled up automatically. Similarly, if M-01 is entered, the customer material number is pulled up automatically.

Enter a Customer Material Info Record in Sales Order

16 thoughts on “Customer Material Info Record

  1. siva says:

    I am not sure about automatic vs normal. Can you give me where you have seen this ? There is manual pricing condition type vs automatic determination. But I have nto seen automatic pricing procedure vs normal pricing procedure.


  2. manish says:

    Thankyou for replying

    Your right siva but my question is how do we configure manual pricing condition type and automatic determination, What outcome it shows in sales order….?


  3. Jitesh says:

    hi siva,

    i have created 14978/or by using VD51. i have given M-02 as dell pc . upon creating a sales order both plant and material name displayed as per the CMIR.


  4. ravi says:


    Created 25605 with OR order type and things worked fine as explained above.
    However, with another order type ZOR3 which I created for the doc type exercise,
    the same did not work. This order is 25601.

    Can you please explain why this wouldn’t work?



  5. Murali Kotikalapoodi says:

    I have created two different plants 1000 in CMIR with Customer material SS-01 to Company material M-01. Also created plant 1200 in Customer master. Created a sales order 13712 to test the precedence of the plant in the sales order. Used order type ZXXX. The order came up with plant 1000 and the material as ss-01.


  6. Raffee says:

    Is there a similar capability for Vendor? I mean, our vendor wants their own Material number be displayed in Purchase order printing just like the way VD51 is doing with Customer Material Info Record. Thanks in advance for your help.


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  9. Chad M says:

    Can you reference CMIR on a purchase order to a vendor? If I’m shipping product directly, I need to be able to reference their number on the pack slip.


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