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Sorting Items 

In the standard R/3 System, items are sorted in ascending order of item number. However, you can change this sort sequence while you are processing a BOM.

The sort settings remain active only during the current BOM processing session. If you go back to the BOM at a later date, you have to reset the sort.

To define sort settings, choose Edit

® Sort.

You can sort items according to the following criteria:

  • Item number

In the standard R/3 System, items are sorted in ascending order of item number.

  • Material number

Items are sorted in ascending order of material number.

  • Sort string

The items are sorted in ascending order according to the sort string.

Sorting dynamically

If you want to combine sort criteria so that you define an even more precise sort sequence, choose Sort

® Dynamic...

You see a dialog box in which you can select the following five sort criteria:

  • Item number
  • Item category
  • Sort string
  • Description
  • Object

In the Sort field, define a priority for these sort criteria (a numeric value). For example, you can sort according to Item category first, and then according to Sort string. In this case, you enter the value 1 in the Item category field and the value 2 in the Sort field.

You can also use the Descending field to define whether the items are sorted in descending order.

If you select Object as a sort criteria, you need to define a sort sequence for all objects with an SAP master record in the Object sort field. You can also use the Descending field to define whether the items are sorted in descending order.

If you want to sort according to object, for example, documents and materials, you define the priority of objects within the sort sequence.

If you want to see the documents first in the item overview, followed by the materials, enter the value 1 in the Prio field for documents and the value 2 in the Prio field for materials.