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Procedure documentation Defining ISO Codes for Units of Measurement Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

SAP uses internal units for measurement. To communicate with external systems, these internal units must be converted into the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard. ISO codes exist for standard measurement units, and are used for data exchange via EDI with external systems. To implement communication with external systems, ISO codes must be assigned to SAP internal units.

Procedure

Defining ISO Codes

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       1.      In Customizing for SAP NetWeaver, define ISO codes by choosing General Settings Check Units of Measurements.

       2.      Choose ISO Codes and New Entries.

       3.      Enter the following data:

Field Name

User Action and Default Values

ISO code

Specify an alphanumeric key with up to three characters for the ISO code.

ISO code text

Enter a description for the new ISO code.

       4.      Save your entries and choose Back twice to return to the initial screen.

Defining Units of Measurement

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       1.      Choose Units of Measurement.

       2.      Choose Create and enter the following data:

Field Name

User Action and Default Actions

Int. meas unit

Enter a description for the new unit of measurement.

Display

Commercial

Enter a description for the new unit of measurement.

Technical

Enter a description for the new unit of measurement.

Decimal places

Enter the number of decimal places with which this unit of measurement is displayed.

float. point exp.

No entry

Conversion

Numerator

1

Denominator

1

Exponent

No entry

Additive constant

No entry

Decimal pl. rounding

No entry

Unit of meas. family

No entry

Measurement unit text

Measurement unit text

Optional: Enter a description for the unit.

ALE/EDI

ISO code

Enter the current ISO code for your unit of measurement.

Primary code

Set this indicator if this unit should be a primary unit for an ISO code.

Application Parameters

Commercial meas. unit

Selected

Value-based commt

Not selected

       3.      Save your entries.

Result

The system can use the new units of measurements for EDI data exchange.

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