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2628793 - Cannot Delete Unwanted Materials


Individual Material Deletion Not Possible.


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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to the "Product Data" work center.
2. Select the "Materials" view.
3. Select the Unwanted Material.
4. Try to delete


No deletions can be done (even in the system backend) on Material Data as they are considered as Master Data in the system and it might lead to data inconsistencies in Business Intelligence Reports, etc.


As a workaround, you can keep the unwanted product in "Blocked" status so that it can't be used in any business process.

Steps to block a Product:
1.Go to the "Product Data" work center.
2.Select the "Materials" view.
3.Select the Unwanted Material.
4.Select the "View All" button.
5.Go to the respective Business area tab (Purchasing and Sales).
6.Change the status from "Active" to "Blocked".


Delete Material, Master Data Deletion, , KBA , AP-MD-PRO , Product , Problem


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