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In change profiles, you make settings for controlling the change process. In an overall profile, you assign change profiles to changes that trigger the creation of an initiating object record (change in a sales order, change in master data). Then, overall change profiles are assigned to a material.

You define the change profiles and overall profiles in Customizing for Shop Floor Control by choosing   Operations   Order Change Management (OCM)   .

The parameters of the change profile are subdivided as follows:

  • General

You can specify that:

  • changes are also transferred to the order automatically, if a warning has occurred during the check. In this case, the changed objects are marked in the order (see Execution with Marked Objects ). .

  • individual change steps are also executed if there are change steps that cannot be automatically executed because of a conflict. This setting is only effective for networks and assembly orders.

  • objects that are added manually are not deleted by automatic change steps.

  • Handling of conflict situations

You can specify whether certain actions in change management represent a conflict, depending on the processing state of the order or the objects involved, and if so, how serious a conflict. The objects, actions and conflicts concerned are:

  • Objects

operations, suboperations, components, directly produced components, production resources/tools

  • Actions

changing, deleting, creating, reassigning (only for components)

  • Seriousness of conflict

no conflict, information, warning, error

For each object and action there are various situations for which you can specify the seriousness of the conflict. The following are examples of possible settings:

  • changing a released operation: Information

  • deleting a released operation: Warning

  • deleting a partially-released operation: Error

If you specify that a situation is No conflict , then the corresponding check is not carried out. Therefore, these settings are important from the point of view of performance.