Multi Store Order

Multi Store Order in AFS facilitiates the creation of orders which has the requirement of distribution to different stores of the customer instead of a distribution center. The given document has information about how it is implemented in the system.



When VAS information is present in TPO and PTO, the same information shall be copied into TPO/PTO Item text as ‘VAS text’. This shall include VAS information for the item and VAS information specific to schedule lines. This VAS text shall flow in follow-on documents – Purchase Requisition and Purchase Order respectively. VAS information shall be present in print output as well as purchase order IDOC


AFS Material Conversion

AFS Material size conversion enables you to display the grid values determined in the system differently. It changes how the grid values are displayed in AFS grids or applications. It is customizable with the following parameters

  • User Parameter (J31 is the user parameter)
  • Customer / vendor Id
  • Material Id

Sales order, Purchase order, Sales Requirement List etc are some applications where conversions are applicable.


In the Customizing step you define the conversion logic for dimension values. This means that you can define different rules regarding when the conversion should take place and how the system should convert each individual dimension value with a specific conversion type.

You can execute the conversion based on one of the following criteria or on a combination thereof:

  • Customer/Vendor
  • User Parameter
  • Material (only for item-dependent conversion)


Remember that the conversion is also dependent on the characteristics of the grids and the dimension values.

Customizing in SPRO

Define conversion indicators -> New entries

In this step you must first define the conversion types and then the dimension value conversion.

That means that you create a connection based on a conversion type between the dimension values and the conversion value during the line and grid entries.


-> Define Conversion Indicators

  • New Entries

In this step you first define the conversion indicator and then assign the conversion types.

1. Defining the Conversion Indicators

You define the conversion indicators and specify whether each is a material indicator or a customer/vendor indicator.


You do not have to explicitly maintain the user indicator, but rather you can define it in the user parameter J31.

2. Assigning Conversion Types

Define which conversion types can be used depending on the combination of the material, customer/vendor, and user indicators.

Using the sequence number you can define several conversion options for the same combination of indicators  and specify an option as the default with the sequence number 0.

The system uses the following sequence during the search:

Sequence Material ID Cust./Vendor ID User ID
1 x x x
2 x x -
3 - x x
4 - x -
5 x - x
6 x - -
7 - - x
8 - - -
Legend: x = exists, – = does not exist


The combination of indicators with the number 0 is always the default value. The system automatically uses the default conversion types in AFS applications. That means that you have to select non-default conversion types manually in order to see the values with these conversion types.

The dimension value conversion can only use the conversion types that have been assigned for one of the above mentioned combinations of indicators.

Note : We can maintain conversion depending on three factors

  1. Material Id
  1. Vendor Id
  2. Customer Id

Currently Material id is not supported from AFS for 5.0, 6.0 and 6.3 as standard. But we provide modification notes for customers for this functionality. From 6.4 onwards, it is again made as standard.

Assign Conversion Types -> new Entries

(Here we associate the vendor Id and the conversion type)

The conversion Id which is maintained need to be associated with the vendor.

XK02 -> Purchasing organization data

In the purchasing data screen,

Menu -> Environment -> AFS Zusatzdaten

Maintain the vendor Id here.

Create characteristics

In change mode, click on “Conversion “

  • New Entries

Maintain the conversion values for the characteristic values

Create a grid. In J3ah , the conversion should be ticked.

Material SL_MATERIAL created.

Create purchase order with vendor KK_VENDOR

The conversion SK_CONV is picked by default.

values also

from the conversion button.

Maintaining Material Conversion using Customer ID

For maintaining Customer ID, the conversion indicator should be of type Customer and the id need to be maintained at customer master

XD02 -> AFS Additional data

Maintaining Material Conversion using Material Id

Material id is maintained in Material master

Maintaining Material Conversion using User ID.




4) Maintain Conversion Type


6) Maintain data as follows:

7) CT04 -> kk_size -> Conversion