The item category determines the field selection and whether any additional data screens are shown.
In addition, it determines whether a goods receipt or invoice receipt is to follow.
The following list contains the item categories defined in the standard SAP R/3 System:
With the item category “subcontracting”, a screen is displayed containing the components provided or to be provided.
With the item category “third-party”, a dialog box appears in which you can enter the delivery address. (This box does not appear for requisitions).
With the item category “service”, screens are displayed on which you can create and set up a hierarchical structure for detailed service specifications
Account assignment Category:
The account assignment category determines which account assignment data (such as cost center, account number and so on) is necessary for the item