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Object documentationHierarchy Structure


A structure, defined in Customizing, that forms the basis of a hierarchy. The hierarchy structure determines the following properties of each hierarchy whose basis it forms:

  • Master data object type from which the hierarchy is built (for example, location).

  • Maximum number of levels the hierarchy can have.

The Levels Excluded option enables you to define hierarchies with any number of levels.

Each hierarchy structure belongs to one of the following hierarchy structure categories:


Hierarchy structures are necessary prerequisites for the creation of hierarchies. For more information, see Maintain Hierarchy. Each hierarchy is based on a hierarchy structure.

You define hierarchy structures in Customizing for SCM Basis under Start of the navigation path Master Data Next navigation stepHierarchy Next navigation step Define Hierarchy Structure End of the navigation path. For more information, see the documentation on this Customizing activity.