SAP CRM Middleware Monitoring: PRODUCT_MAT error analysis -2

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Hi, in this post I will show you some errors I encountered and solved when we had middleware errors when downloading SAP Material Master from SAP ECC into SAP CRM.

Error in Transfer of R/3 Materials

BDOC Errors:

Via SMW01 monitoring you will see for the BDOC type PRODUCT_MAT several errors.

  • Plant xxx is not assigned to any location
  • Value xx is not permitted for attribute product group


Details of the error:

If you look at the product details in the erroneous Bdoc:

SAP CRM Bdoc Details

If you look at the product via transaction COMMPR01

SAP CRM COMMPR01 product details

The available entries for input for the field “Product Group” in the CRM system currently are:

SAP CRM Product Groups

The Customizing table in CRM for Price (product) groups is the following:

The customizing path is the following:
SAP IMG → Customer relationship Management → Basic Functions → Pricing → Pricing in the business transaction → Groupings → Define Price groups (for products)

If you look at the material in the R/3 system on the tab page “Sales: sales org 2” you will see that the material pricing group 51 is maintained.

SAP Material Master - Material Pricing Group

Customizing path in R/3:

SAP IMG → Sales and Distribution → Basic Functions → Maintain Price-relevant Master data fields

SAP ECC -define Material Groups in customizing

→ Define Material Groups

The customizing table view is the following: V_T178
R/3 Table = T178

In order to know the customizing object we have to download, check the following in the CRM system:
→ Fill out table name = *T178*


Now that you know the Adapter object we have to download, launch the transaction R3AS.

SAP CRM R3AS - Start initial Load

You can monitor the download via transaction R3AM1.

SAP CRM - Monitor Load Objects R3AM1

The download was successfully.
Now you can check the CRM Customizing settings again.


The missing entries are now available.

You can now try to reprocess the faulty Bdocs for PRODUCT_MAT.

After reprocessing I still have some errors:

Bdoc Monitoring for Bdoc Type PRODCT_MAT

These however are other errors and will be treated in another blogpost.

kind regards


The SAP University Team

Davy has been working as an SAP Consultant since 2000 and started working in the SAP IS-U Module , but as of 2002 he has mainly worked as functional SAP CRM consultant and SAP Authorizations consultant.
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