Material Characteristics

Using material classifications in SAP you can add material characteristics, for example physical dimensions of a material. Material characteristics from SAP can be used to extend web store search functionality, so customers will be able to search for a product by its characteristics; they can be also used for facets to filter the catalog by material characteristics, and shown on the product list and product details pages as product specifications.

Material characteristics can be added in the material master data under the Classification tab.

In the Classification window you can add characteristics of a material and their values.

Those classes which you are using to add material characteristics in SAP should be also added to the /SANAECOM/: Classification Mapping Sana admin table. Only material characteristics of the classes added to this table will be available in Sana Admin for indexing to configure web store search, facetted filters and product specifications. For more information, see 'Classification Mapping'.

When characteristics are added to the materials in SAP you can open Sana Admin, click: Setup > ERP Integration > Index fields and extend your web store search capabilities with material characteristics. You can add material characteristic fields from SAP to the filter and keyword fields and update product index to retrieve material characteristics from SAP.

You can also use these fields to filter the catalog in the web store using facets.

In Sana Admin click: Setup > Navigation & search > Facetted filters.

For information about search settings, see 'Search'.

Material characteristics from SAP can be used not only to extend your web store search capabilities, but also to show product specifications in the Sana web store.

For more information about product specifications in the Sana web store, see 'Product Specifications'.