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Object documentation Set Types and Attributes Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Extensions for describing products and individual objects in product master.


Attributes are used for describing a product or individual object. They are combined in set types and saved there. A set is a specific instance of a set type. Set types are stored in the system as database tables. Using set types makes possible a detailed modeling of products and individual objects in the system.


To describe a monitor, you create the set type ZTECHNICALDATA and assign it the attributes ZSCREENDIAGONAL and ZREFRESHFREQUENCY, which you have defined. A possible instance of this set type is the set Monitor with the values 21" and 100 Hz respectively.

Certain set types (SAP standard set types) are predefined in the standard system. If these are not sufficient for your purposes, you can also define your own set types and assign attributes to them. You can use both the attributes predefined in the standard system for this, as well as attributes you have defined yourself (including your own value ranges).  However, it is not possible to assign your own attributes to the standard set types delivered by SAP.

When defining your own set types and attributes, you should take into consideration your system landscape before deciding in which system you create the set types and attributes. For more information, see Transporting Set Types to a Production System.


Set types are defined for use in product and object maintenance. A set type is only permitted for a product or individual object if it assigned to the category that you subsequently assign the product or individual object to. To assign a set type to a category, use the function Maintain Categories and Hierarchies. For more information, see Category Maintenance.

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In product / object maintenance, the permitted set types appear in the individual views (that is, tab pages) of a product / individual object as shown in the following graphic:

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