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Define Laboratories and Offices in SAP

In this SAP tutorial, we will learn how to define the laboratories/design offices in the SAP system with the proper screenshots. This is generally defined in the case of material with chemical components.

What are Laboratories/Offices in SAP?

Laboratories/ Design Offices are mostly used in SAP Production Planning (PP) to identify the person responsible for a bill of materials mostly if the material is a chemical component. This field is maintained in the Basic Data view on a material master record.

How to Define Laboratories/Offices in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define laboratories/offices in the SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and Run it.


Now on Customizing: Execute Project click the SAP Reference IMG button.

Reference IMG

Next, go to the following SAP menu path:

SPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Cross-Application Components > Document Management > General Data > Define Labatories/Design Offices

IMG path

IMG path 2

On the Change View "Laboratory\Office": Overview screen, you will see the list of the previously defined laboratories/design offices on your SAP system.

Previous laboratories/design offices

Next click on the New Entries button to define laboratories/design offices in your SAP system.

New Entries

Now, provide the following details for the new laboratories/design offices:

  • Lab/Office: Input three digits unique code that identifies the new laboratories/design office.
  • Text: Enter a short description of the new laboratories/design office.


Once all the details are entered click the Save button to save the new laboratories/design offices.


Next, select your Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed.


A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined a new Laboratories/Design Office  STE in your SAP SD system.