|merchandise category article (IS-R)|
Used for value-based inventory management at merchandise category level.
The supermarkets in your supermarket chain are equipped with cash registers that have merchandise category keys. When selling different quantities of apples and pears, the till operator presses the merchandise category key Fruit and enters the price. The sale is posted to the merchandise category article Fruit on a value basis.
By entering a merchandise category article at the cash register, sales cannot be posted on an article basis.