A frequent question that is laid out is what do we do in terms of standard values that SAP may have provided. Some of the examples are for customer groups or for additional data fields. These values that SAP provides are typically for illustration and may not be used in a customer environment.
The question raised is what do we do with the values that are not planned to be used ? It should be safe to remove the values from the configuration that are not required so that users do not see values that are not supposed to be used. However, if these are to be removed, we also need to ensure that all language dependent description tables are also cleansed as otherwise deleting a value from one language does not remove the values from the text table for other languages. That could be an issue since a deletion of a primary key should also result in the text tables to be updated.
What does the forum think ? Do we retain standard values that are not required or is it better for user facing drop down values to be removed ? Some system control documents do not expect redundant values in the system as a part of the certification process.
Would appreciate thoughts from fellow members
Normally, it is better to leave the SAP Standard values in the system.
They typically serve as a reference to future Customization. For example SAP Standard Sales Order Types like OR or RE...
For example in one of our systems we have 200+ Sales Organizations, and the SAP Template Sales Orgn 0001 is still existing.