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You can change the price determination indicator in the material master to change the materialís price determination from transaction-based to single- or multilevel price determination, or vice versa.

This function is typically used after the material ledger is installed, because at that point all materials have price determination control 2 (transaction-based).


  1. Choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Product Cost Controlling ® Actual Costing/Material Ledger ® Environment ® Change Material Price Determination.
  2. Enter the selection data for the material or materials.
  3. Enter the following:
    1. In the Old price determination field, enter the current price determination setting.
    2. In the New price determination field, enter the new price determination setting.
    3. In the New price control field, enter the desired price control setting.

    If you want to change a material with price determination 2 and price control V to price determination 3, you must first change the material's price control to S.

  4. Choose the method of processing.
  5. Choose Execute.


The price determination (and, if applicable, the price control) of the relevant material or materials is changed in the material master record and in the material ledger data.


Caution If you change the price control, such as from 2 to 3 or from 3 to 2 and back to 3, this can cause the following inconsistencies in material price analysis:

From the subsequent period onward, the display structure of material price analysis again corresponds to the documents.

Caution You should only change the price determination setting when it is absolutely necessary.

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