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usage and higher level item category

Former Member
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Hi SAP gurus

pl. explain me what is the use of USAGE and HIGHER LEVEL ITEM CATEGORY in ITEM CAT> DETERMINATION?

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Former Member
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Dear Vinod,

A small search on SDN SD forum will help you to answer your query.

I will suggest you to visit It will give you the overview of SAP SD module.

Moreover there is a separate section of FAQs with answers which will help you in great deal.

Hope this helps you.

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Former Member
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Hi Vinod

Item category usage helps in defining whether the material is used as the text item,batch split, pakaging or as a service item.

You can specify the item category usage while defining the item category for a particular sales document type.

Higher Level Item is mainly used either to maintain Bill of material or service item for the main item or free goods for the main items.


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Higher Level Item Cagegory:

This column is used when the behaviour of a material is dependent on the line item or the material which is above it in the sales order.

Ex: In a senario where for every COKE there is a free item PEN is given. The line item PEN is dependent on its Previous line item COKE.

ITEM CATEGORY = Sales Document Type + Item Category Group + Usage + Higher Level Item Category.

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