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Function documentation Processing Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

This function allows you to assign one or more follow-up or replacement articles to the original article. You can display, change, and delete existing assignments of follow-up or replacement articles for original articles.

A follow-up article permanently replaces an original article, whereas a replacement article only replaces it for a certain length of time. The same article can be both a follow-up article and a replacement article for an original article.

Integration

You use the articles created in the article master to assign follow-up or replacement articles.

You can switch from the processing screen for follow-up/replacement article relationships to the article master data display screen. When creating, changing or displaying an article, you can also call processing of follow-up/replacement article relationships from the Basic Data view.

Features

Note

In processing for follow-up/replacement article relationships, you can only process assignments for one follow-up category.

Selecting articles

To assign follow-up or replacement articles to original articles, you can choose between two different selection types:

·        Article Selection

By entering a follow-up category, you select articles, irrespective of whether follow-up or replacement articles for the follow-up category are already assigned to the articles.

·        Article selection with existing assignments

You enter a follow-up category and select articles to which follow-up or replacement articles for the follow-up category specified in the selection criteria are already assigned.

Note

For both selection types, you can specify whether the system should hide assignments that have expired.

On the left-hand side of the screen, the system displays the articles that match your selection criteria, along with their short texts.

Displaying assignments

To display existing assignments for one or more original articles on the right-hand side of the screen, you can select the articles and choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Assignments. The system displays each existing assignment in a line. Your Customizing settings determine which fields the system displays.

Example

You have defined a follow-on category in Customizing for which validity periods have to be specified but not priorities. Accordingly, the system displays the obligatory Valid From and Valid To fields but not the Priority field.

Note

If you have selected articles using Article Selection and you then select articles from the worklist for the assignment of follow-up or replacement articles, the system checks whether assignments for the selected articles already exist in the selection criteria for the specified follow-up category. If so, it displays them.

Creating assignments

On the right-hand side of the screen, you can create assignments for follow-up or replacement articles for original articles. You can also create assignments for original articles that did not result from the previous selection.

·        This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Add Assignments

Enters a line at the end of the list.

·        This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Insert Assignments

Enters a line above the selected line.

Note

If you have specified in Customizing that validity periods must be specified for a follow-up category, the system automatically proposes the start and end date of the validity period when you add or insert assignments. It sets the start date to the next day’s date and the end date to the latest possible future date, 12.31.9999.

·        This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Copy Assignments

Copies existing assignments as templates for new assignments.

Note

If you have specified in Customizing that validity periods have to be entered for a follow-up category, and neither the start nor end date of the validity period in the template is in the past, the system copies the data from the template. Otherwise it selects the next day’s date.

·        This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Delete Assignments

Changing assignments

You cannot change the original article, follow-up/replacement article, assortment, or follow-up category for an existing assignment.

Note

If you want to change original articles, follow-up/replacement articles, or assortments, you must delete the relevant assignment and create it again.

Your Customizing settings determine whether you can change validity periods, priorities and follow-up actions. You can only change the start and end dates of a validity period if the dates are not in the past.

Note

You can display but not change assignments that have expired.

Importing assignments

You can use an import interface to create and change follow-up and replacement article relationships. The system imports the assignments using a function module that calls an example program.

For more information, see the documentation for the WRF_FOLLOWUP_MAINTAIN_RFC function module.

Checking and saving assignments

If you want to check a follow-up or replacement relationship during processing, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Check Assignments. The system performs the different checks and, if necessary, displays an error log.

If you save a follow-up or replacement article relationship, the system performs additional checks and, if necessary, displays an additional error log.

For more information, see Checks for Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships.

Note

You can only save assignments of follow-up or replacement articles to original articles if the system has performed all the checks and no errors have been found.

Displaying the article master

You can select original articles and follow-up or replacement articles on both the left-hand and the right-hand side of the screen, and display details for the articles. To do so, switch to the article master display.

Performing follow-up actions

If an active implementation exists for the Business Add-In (BAdI) Follow-Up Actions, the system displays the Follow-Up Action field on the right-hand side of the screen and you can activate follow-up actions for the follow-up relationships. You define follow-up actions in the BAdI.

For more information on the BAdI, see Customizing for Logistics - General under Article Master ® Retail-Specific Settings ® Settings for Follow-Up/Replacement Article ® Enhancements Using Business Add-Ins ® BAdI: Follow-Up Actions.

Activities

On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Logistics ® Retailing ® Master Data ® Article Data ® Article ® Follow-Up/Replacement ® Process.

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       1.      Enter selection criteria to select articles or articles with existing follow-up relationships.

       2.      The system creates a worklist on the basis of your selection criteria.

       3.      Process the follow-up/replacement article relationships.

       4.      If you select This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Check Assignments, the system performs different checks and, if necessary, displays an error log.

       5.      The system updates all changes to change documents.

       6.      Edit follow-up/replacement article relationships containing errors.

       7.      Save the follow-up/replacement article relationships.

       8.      The system performs additional checks and, if necessary, displays another error log.

       9.      You edit follow-up/replacement article relationships that contain errors and then save them.

Note

You can only save assignments of follow-up or replacement articles to original articles if the system has performed all the checks and no errors have been found.

See also:

Checks for Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships

Direct Access to Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships

 

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