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Define Item Category Groups in SAP

In this SAP tutorials you will learn how to create item category groups in SAP SD using transaction code OVAW.

How to define Item Category Groups in SAP

In SAP, an item category group enables to group the related item categories in a sales document. It is assigned to a master material record through material types and linked to SD through an item category determination rule. When you are creating sales documents, the SAP system check available item categories in master record and assign appropriate item category to the sales documents.

Purpose of Configuration

Item category groups helps to combine the related item categories as a group. When you are creating item category group, you must specify alphanumeric key with starting word of Y, Z and 9. For e.g. ZSEM. If you use any other word, the SAP system wont allow you to save the data.

Note : – SAP delivers the standard predefined item category groups with required settings, and these groups are sufficient to use for day to day sales document process. However as per requirements of project, you can create new item category group.

Navigation Path

SAP R/3 Role MenuDefine Item Category groups
Transaction CodeOVAW
SAP IMG PathSPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Sales and Distribution > Sales > Sales Documents > Sales Document Item > Define item category group

Configuration Steps

Step 1 : – Enter tcode “VOVW” in the SAP command field and press enter to continue.

item category groups tcode SAP

Step 2 : – On change view materials item category groups in material master overview screen, click on new entries button to create new item category group as per client requirements.

Item categroy groups new entries SAP

Step 3 : – On new entries item category group screen, update the following details.

  • ItCGr : – Enter new 4 digits key that identifies as item category group in SAP. The starting letter of key should start with Y or Z or 9.
  • Description : – Update the descriptive text of item category group.

How to define item category groups in SAP SD

After maintaining all the required details as per requirements, click on save button and save the configured item category groups in SAP.