Does SAP limit a Unit of Measure of EA (each) to quantities of integers only?

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I have been told that one I assign a Unit of Measure to a material of EA (each) all quantities for Requirements, Orders, and Inventory must be in integers.  This may also be true for a UOM of PC (pieces).

If fractional quantities are needed/stored/shipped then it would make sense to use another UOM.  Since you cannot change a Base Unit of Measure once it has been assigned, this decision is critical.

If the use of fractional quantities is controlled thru Configuration, then I would like to know which transaction should be used to set this control - and if it can be changed, once assigned.
Question by:DSIGRIS
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    We use EA and you can order 1.25 EA ....  however EA is an alternate and not a Base unit..

    In most cases you try to keep ea to integers as it makes both Logical and practicle sense.

    a Normal set up would use a base unit of KG / Litres etc then an alternate sales unit of EA.

    This allows you to use EA for Orders / Shipping etc but KG for MRP and Production.

    I am not exaclty sure what you mean by "If the use of fractional quantities is controlled thru Configuration, then I would like to know which transaction should be used to set this control - and if it can be changed, once assigned."

     but to assign Alternate UOMs then you use MM02 to access the material master --> basic data  1 --> Units Of measure.
    to assign a Base unti --. basic data 1
    assign sales unit -- Sales: sales org 1


    Author Comment

    I am aware of how to assign the UOM and how to assign alternate UOM's when needed.

    I had a problem where I was not able to assign a fractional quantity in a BOM (using decimals) and I was asking whether or not there was a configuration setting anywhere where you could restrict any given UOM to integers only.  In one of my legacy systems EA was a reserved UOM that would only accept integers.

    I guess I need to dig deeper to find out why I can only assign whole numbers in the BOM for quantity for a UOM or EA, but can use fractional numbers for other UOM's.
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    Expert Comment

    OK - I don't know where it is configured but I do know that table T006 has fields that control the Decimals and display characteristics of a UoM.


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