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3309962 - Time zones in MB51 - S/4HANA


When an end-user creates a Goods Movement, via MM transactions or confirming an Order, SAP System stores and displays the corresponding Material Document using a time zone which doesn't consider the time zone that end-user is located.

  • Material document time zone always shows up with 'UTC'.


  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create and release a Process Order.
  2. Display Material Document generated by the Process Order confirmation.
  3. It is noticed that time of entry is not the same.


This is the standard system design for Material Documents.


As per the standard system design, the local time (SY-TIMLO) in the document header is not stored in the database level. This logic can also not be modified via Customizing. It is not possible to display the system date and time of Material Documents in the user's local time zone. 

See Also

SAP Note 551368 - FAQ: Time zones in FI documents

SAP Note 968050 - Time zones in material documents (MM)


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