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2393593 - Error MD511 when exploding BOM with phantom assembly although a BOM exists in S/4HANA system


On S/4HANA system, a valid BOM is already maintained for a phantom material, but error message MD511 "Could not explode phantom assembly" still occurs when exploding BOM, e.g. in t-code MD11 or when running MRP:

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  • SAP ERP Production Planning (PP)
  • SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 
  • SAP S/4HANA 1610


SAP S/4HANA 1610 ; SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511


MD511, MD 511, phantom assembly, phantom material, explode BOM, BOM explosion, S/4HANA, S4HANA, S4 HANA, production version, exist , KBA , PP-MRP-PP , Procurement Proposal , LO-MD-BOM , Bills of Material , Problem

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