SAP ABAP Data Element EPEIN (Price unit)
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Basic Data
Data Element EPEIN
Short Description Price unit  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type DEC5    
Data Type DEC   Counter or amount field with comma and sign 
Length 5    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 6    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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Parameter ID   
Default Component name PRICE_UNIT   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Per 
Medium 15 Price unit 
Long 20 Price unit 
Heading Per 


Specifies how many units of the purchase order price unit the price is valid for.


Invoices are created using price units and purchase order price units which constitute the basis for value postings.
They can be stored in the purchasing info record.


A material or commodity (for example, oil) can be ordered by the liter, but the vendor's invoice shows a price of 2 dollars per kilogram.

You enter 10 l as the order quantity and order unit, but specify 2 dollars per kg as purchase order price and purchase order price unit.

In addition, you enter the conversion factor "order unit -> purchase order price unit" (for example 2 l per 1 kg) in the "details" data of the purchase order item.

Last changed by/on SAP  19981111 
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