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Functional Overview

Material master contains information about all materials that a company procures, produces, stores or sells. You may be required to query or read material data while performing business transactions (for example, create or read sales order, create or read purchase order).

For more information, see SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at:

Service and Metadata Documents

You can connect to SAP ERP system using SAP Gateway services. The links to access the service document and metadata document is given in the table below.

Service Document

http://<hostname>:<port>/sap/opu/sdata/iwcnt/material/?$format=xml&sap-client=<client number>

Metadata Document

http://<hostname>:<port>/sap/opu/sdata/iwcnt/material/$metadata?$format=xml&sap-client=<client number>


Contact your system administrator for host name, port and client number.


Collections are objects that hold other objects that are accessed, placed and maintained under certain set of rules. Material has the following collections:




This collection provides details on materials like division, material created on, changed by, created by, material description, and so on.


This collection provides details on Unit of Measure (UOM) of materials like height, weight, length, and so on.