Classification with Standard Characteristics

You can use the following standard characteristics to classify batches:

Characteristic Description and Use
LOBM_BWTAR Valuation type (only for class type 022 = batch level at plant level).

You can use this characteristic as a criterion for batch determination if your batches are assigned characteristic values separately.

LOBM_LVORM Deletion flag

If you no longer use a batch, you should flag it for deletion in the batch master record. Use batch reorganization runs regularly to delete all batches flagged for deletion. A reorganization run deletes all batches flagged for deletion if they have no more stocks. The deletion of a batch does not affect the batch where-used function.

LOBM_QNDAT Next inspection date

This characteristic refers to the next inspection date stored in the batch master record. It is determined using the date of the last goods receipt and the inspection interval stored in the material master record.

LOBM_VERAB Availability date

You use this characteristic, for instance, for batches whose contents must first mature or be held before they can be processed further or sold.

LOBM_VFDAT Expiration date

Use this characteristic if you work with the shelf life expiration date (SLED)/expiration date.


If batch status management is activated, you can work with this characteristic to use the batch status (restricted or unrestricted) as a selection criterion.

In Customizing for Batch Management, you copy the standard characteristics to the current client by choosing Batch Valuation ® Update Standard Characteristics. The system creates and assigns to the standard characteristics the variant functions and dependencies that are required for using the standard characteristics in Batch Determination.

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