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Material Characteristics

Using material classifications in SAP you can add material characteristics, for example physical dimensions of a material, its color or brand. 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, on 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 must 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 more 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, see "Product Specifications".

Translate material characteristics

The field names of the material characteristics can be translated to different languages in SAP. If your web store is multi-lingual, you can show the field names of the material characteristics in different languages in your Sana web store.

Step 1: To add the field names of the material characteristics in different languages, call the transaction Characteristics Management (CT04).

Step 2: In the Characteristic field, enter the technical name of the material characteristic.

You can find the technical names of the material characteristics by executing the GetEntityFields request either using Debug ERP request in Sana Admin or Manual Process Requests in SAP.

Step 3: On the Descriptions tab, select a language and add a translation of the material characteristic.

See also:

Additional Data Fields