SAP transaction MMSC (Enter Storage Locations Collectively) is a good tool for extending multiple storage location for a single material master record at one time. Especially in systems that do not have auto create for storage location view of material master configured when a material is first moved to a new storage location.
If you need to mass extend several materials to several storage locations you should use transaction MMSC_MASS (Mass Maintenance: Materials), which is actuality transaction MM17 with the fields/tables already selected for you. Please see MMSC_MASS blog for more details.
Example Material and Storage Locations used in this document:
- Material: RAH9999
- Storage Locations to extend: 0002, 1001, and 1002
This transaction can only be used for creation not changes or deletion of data.
Warning: As with all “MASS” data maintenance transactions please be careful. It takes less time to triple check your data and verify you are using correct fields then it does to fix the data in a mass load gone awry.
As I have mentioned in the past my goal is that any knowledgeable SAP person can successfully use the following information, however this is not a step by step instruction manual and does require a good understanding of SAP and SAP Material Masters.
Collective/Mass Extension of Storage Locations for a Single Material
Transaction MMSC (Enter Storage Locations Collectively: Initial Screen)
- Enter Material Number
- Enter Plant
- List Control – This option allows you to see storage location already maintained or only the ones you are setting up.
- Create change documents – Optional – Select if relevant
- Hit Enter
In this example we listed all existing storage locations. Once you are proficient with this transaction you may want to select the other option. Especially if you have several storage locations already setup.
Screen: Enter Storage Locations Collectively: List
- Enter new storage locations (SLoc).
- Enter SLoc to copy storage location specific data from (optional).
- Enter storage location specific data to right of screen (optional).
- If you copied a storage location hit Enter and system will pull in data. In our example storage location 0002 and 1002 were copied from 0001 (top of screen). As expected the 0001 data was copied into 0002 and 1002.
- Save/post changes.
Don’t forget to save changes. Materials have been extended.
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