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Industry Sector

Former Member
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Hi all,

This is indeed a very basic question it seems.

If I have multiple Industry Sector in same Company e.g. I have Chemical, Mechanical, Plant Engineering, what should we use. Suppose, I use Chemical, then I will not be able to get the views in Mechanical etc..

Please do not share any link only general views.

I hope this does not get rejected.

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Prasoon
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Hi,

   Go to OMS3 and assign different field reference key for each industry sector - say C for chemical and M for mechanical (standard).

   Now, go to OMS9 and select the required field selection group (for the corresponding field) and then select the field ref key as the field ref key assigned to the industry sector ( C or M in the example) and define whether its hidden, display, optional entry or required entry.

   You can define the same field selection group differently for the other industry sector. Please check the same and revert back.

    You can even assign the field ref key to the users / transactions etc in OMT3E transaction

Regards,

AKPT

Former Member
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AKPT - Can we use two different Industry Sector. What if a same material belongs to both Industry?

Yes, I know that fields can be made H, D, M or O. But, my concern is suppose I have some field active for C industry and if I make a copy of M then the field in C Industry sector will not be visible to me. And, that might be an important field.

former_member183424
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No... You can use only one industry sector for one material as like as material type.

Prasoon
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Hi,

   The industry sector is at client level and you cant have different industry sector for the same material. You need to create a different material number.

   If you have the same field for both the industry sectors, you can create different field reference for these industry sectors and maintain the field selection accordingly.

Regards,

AKPT

Former Member
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Ok. Say - I have two Industry Sector Chemical and Mechanical. Which one should I use then?

Former Member
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Thanks for all your responses. Though this question seems weird. I will go with my traditional solution to this

Create a new industry sector by copying anyone and make the fields active/inactive as per requirement.

former_member183424
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Its depend on your business process..

You have to choose the industry section at every time of material creation.

And it will be decided by your organization, that what you will use.

Like as in my organization, they decided to use a new industry section. So I have created that H - Hosiery Industry..

Former Member
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Ok. Now suppose, you have a same material that will be used for both Hosiery and for your other Industry Sector. What will you consider when you create a new material master?

former_member183424
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Yes.. In that case, you have to use different material number..

One material number can be used in just one industry sector..

Former Member
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Ok thanks. But it will create duplicate in system which will then contradict SAP best practice..Anyways Thanks for your responses... 

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former_member183424
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Lakhya Pratim Baruah wrote:

Suppose, I use Chemical, then I will not be able to get the views in Mechanical etc..

May I know what do you mean by "Views"

If it is the "Select View" at the time of material creation, then it can be controlled by the material type not the industry sector..

Former Member
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The fields selection Dev.

" I will not be able to get the views in Mechanical etc.." Please read "fields" instead of "Views"

former_member183424
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Okay, You can get the field selection as per your industries sector..

Check the Field reference for the industries sector in t-code OMS3

Then In OMS9, you will get the Field selection for the industries sector.

Former Member
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Dev, What is H - Hosiery? Is it in standard sap?

former_member183424
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H - Hosiery Industry. We are using this for our business process (during material creation).

No. Its not a standard entry.. We have created this for our business requirement.

Former Member
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I believe you have created by copying Mechanical. My question was regarding - say you have a field which is activated only when you copy it from Chemical Industry. Suppose you are not aware of the field and that is of importance to client. In that case, you may end up capturing the data in a Z field or Text field eventhough SAP has standard for it.

Former Member
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I need to create a combination