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For export shipments, commodity codes (aka as HS code or German: Warennumme, Zolltarifnummer) are usually requested on the delivery documents such as delivery note or (proforma) invoice to ease the process with customs.

Currently, the material classification according to the commodity catalogues, is available In SAP Business ByDesign in the Intrastat WoC that is available for scoping in Business Configuration for European countries.


There are two workaround ideas:

(1) Add an extension field on the product master and use extension scenarios


Add a key user extension field on the product master

Next, you use standard extension scenarios to push the field to the outbound delivery and the customer invoice.

Next, you add the new field in the related print forms.


  • If you accept to directly maintain the value for the commodity code on the product master there is no PDI needed. This also serves for solutions outside the European countries.

  • If you want to use or re-use the material classification from Intrastat (European countries), you create an add-on report via PDI that fills the new field in the product master from the material classification available in Intrastat WoC (eventually regularly in case assignment changes)

(2) Fill an extension field on the outboud delivery directly from product master or material classification

Add an add-on field on the outbound delivery (respective invoice) via PDI.

Next, you add the new field in the related print form.

Then, in the outbound delivery business object you need to create some PDI add-on coding to read the commodity code from the material classification (/FTA/BO_PRDUCTCLAS) from Intrastat (for European countries) or from product master extension field and put it into the add-on field.


Due to performance reasons, the first option is recommended.

If you want us to separate the commodity classification (commodity catalogue and material classification) views from the Intrastat WoC, please create an influencing request with the follwing link (https://influence.sap.com/SAPByDesign) so that others can also vote for this idea.
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