BOM Functions (CAD Dialog Interface)
The SAP:CAD dialog interface can be used to transfer BOM data between the SAP System and your external system.
The following functions are supported:
A BOM in the SAP System comprises two main parts: the BOM header and the BOM items. Both parts must be entered and transferred to the SAP System when you create a BOM in the external system.
You cannot make entries in the following fields:
You can only enter long texts from the SAP System.
This indicator is set automatically by the SAP interface program.
You can only create multiple BOMs, and not variant BOMs.
As of release 4.0A, you can also create BOMs with sub-items. You can create sub-items for each BOM item. They are often used to determine the installation point of an item more exactly.
This function allows you to change BOMs stored in the SAP System from your external system.
To uniquely identify the BOM, you must enter the material number of the BOM header material, the plant, and the usage. If the BOM is to be maintained with history, you also need to enter a change number. Otherwise, changes can also be made without entering a change number.
You can only change a field in a BOM from the external system if it is one of the fields in which you can make an entry when creating a BOM from the external system. Only BOM items that were created from the external system, and therefore contain the CAD indicator, can be changed from the external system.
If the BOM or change number you enter does not exist in the SAP System, or is not valid on the date specified, the SAP interface program terminates the function. Otherwise, the BOM header data and all CAD items are transferred to the external system. Once you have made your changes, all of this data is transferred back to the SAP System via the dialog interface. The SAP System compares the data it receives with the data previously stored in the system, and determines which items are to be updated in the database.
As of release 4.0A, you can also change BOMs with sub-items using the CAD dialog interface.
You can use this function to display BOM data from the SAP System. The user you logged on with must have the appropriate authorization for displaying BOMs of this BOM category and plant. The following display functions are supported:
To identify the BOM you want to display completely, you must enter the material, the plant, and the usage. For multiple BOMs, you must enter the alternative or the required quantity. If no valid from date is defined in the CAD System, the SAP System uses the current date.
As of release 4.0A, you can display BOMs with sub-items using the CAD dialog interface.