Articles: Processing Article Master Records
You use the following processes to create, maintain, and display article master records.
In Customizing for the Article Master, you can configure the dialog for maintaining article master records to suit your company's specific requirements; that is, you can configure the screen sequences, the screens themselves, and the subscreens. You do this in the section
Configuring the Article Master. You can configure the dialog by user and by article type.
Creating Article Master Records
The article is given a number, either by yourself (external number assignment) or by the system (internal number assignment). For more information on number assignment, see
Articles: Article Numbers.
You define the
article type and
article category, and assign the article to a
You select the user departments (views) whose data you want to create, and define the relevant areas of validity. If the article is a
generic article, you then define the variants.
You enter your data as required for the user departments selected.
For a step-by-step description of the procedure, see
Articles: Creating an Article Master Record.
For information on creating structured articles and their components, see also
Articles: Structured Articles.
Maintaining and Displaying Article Master Records
You specify the article number.
You select the user departments (views) whose data you want to maintain or display, and specify the areas of validity as required.
You maintain the data as required or display it for the user departments selected.
Articles: User Departments
Articles: Areas of Validity
Articles: Additional Screens