Item Category Determination


Item category controls the item behavior .e.g. Item category define that item is relevant for Billing or Pricing.

The item category in the sales document depends on the sales document type and the material.

Item Category Determination is done by T-code –VOV4. There are Many Standard Item Categories provide by SAP, Some of them is below-

Item Categories Description
TAN Standard Item
TAB Individual Purchase Order
TAS Third Party Item
TAD Service
TATX Text Item
TANN Free Of Charge
AFX Inquiry Item
AGX Quotation Item


  1. Enter T-code VOV4 in Command Field.
  2. A list of existing item category displayed.
  3. To Create a New item category click on New Entries Button.

Item Category Determination

Step-2 To Create New Item Category ,Enter following data –

  • Sales Doc. type.
  • Item cat. group.
  • Item category (Default item category,this can be overridden with manual item category value).
  • Manual item category (if business demands,we can add manual item category to override default item category).
    Note : Default item category will be picked up automatically for sales document type in which it’s define. Manual Item Category can be used in place of default item category OR we can replace default item category in sales document with allowed manual item category. e.g. Default item category( YTA2) can be replaced with Manual item category (TAP,TAQ,TANN).

Item Category Determination

Step-3 Click on Save Button.

A Message “Data Was Saved ” displayed as below –

Item Category Determination