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2779243 - Error "Material ID ABC Already Exists" While Creating A New Product


You want to create a new Product but you are getting the error "Material ID ABC already exists" although you cannot find the Product ID in the Product Administration workcenter.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Products workcenter.
  2. Go to the Product Administration view.
  3. Click New.
  4. Enter ID ABC (ABC represents the ID of the Product).
  5. Select a Product Category.

You receive error "Material ID ABC already exists".


The issue is that you have a competitor Product with the ID ABC.


  1. Go to the Competitors workcenter.
  2. Go to the Competitor view.
  3. Open the advanced search.
  4. Search for the ID ABC (check status blocked as well).

A Product ID must be unique across Products and Competitor Products, independently of the status. Therefore you are receiving an error.

You would have to use another ID for the Product.


Product, Material, Competitor, Master Data , KBA , LOD-LE-PRD , Product + Product Category , Problem


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