The material master data is subdivided into views. The basic data view displays data defined at the client level, and all other views are defined at plant level.
A material master contains global data and plant-specific data. Global data is valid across all plants. An example of global data is data that is the same for a material in all production plants. Plant-specific data contains settings for the relevant plant, such as a specific production plant. General data, such as the measurements and weight of a material, is set globally, whereas settings for planning are predefined locally. This data may differ depending on the plant.