Creating Alternative Items
When entering alternatives for an item, you must enter them directly below the item. To enter alternative items in a quotation or an inquiry, proceed as follows:
If you are copying an inquiry with alternative items into a quotation or copying a quotation into a sales order, the system automatically copies only the main items. If you want to copy an alternative item instead, you can use the Selection list function that appears automatically in a dialog box when you create a new document with reference to an existing one. Here, you simply select the relevant alternative items to be copied.
A customer requests a quotation for 100 pieces of material A. You enter a line in the quotation and the system issues item number 10. The customer has also said that you can send them material B if material A is not available. You therefore enter a second line in the quotation for 100 pieces of material B and enter the item number for material A (in this case, 10) in the second line.