SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

1591699 - How to Configure Material ID, Which Should Support All Formats


You would like to create Materials with different formats (alphanumeric). This document will help on how to configure the fine-tuning activity, so that the Material ID will support all formats.


2AB40-XXX9Y-995, B-000130, A2BCDE-130, XYZ-000001, ABCDEF-11, A-00127, 1234, 12-ABC


  • SAP Business ByDesign.
  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer.


Configuring the fine tuning setting:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Activity List view.
  3. Select Fine tune chevron.
  4. Search and open the activity 'Number range for Materials'.
  5. In Row 1, maintain as follows:
  • Description Material - External ; Start Number .; End Number ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ; Interval Type Manual.
  • Remove second row with Description Material - Internal (If the 2nd row exist).
  1. Select Save and Close button.
  2. Now you can able to create material with material IDs 2AH40-XXX9N-995, D-000130, S2SBDW-130, SAMP-000001, SDWKBZ-11, T-00127, 1234, 12-ABC.

Impact because of the above fine tuning change

  • Material ID field becomes mandatory while creating a new material.
  • Material ID's should be entered manually before saving a material.

Please check with your Project team or service advisor before making this fine-tuning changes.

Note: This document is valid only when you have a requirement to use Manual number range. The reason to remove the second row is that the first row holds all ranges and combinations


number range, material , KBA , AP-MD-PRO , Product , LOD-LE-PRD , Product + Product Category , How To


SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions