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

Use

The system performs checks for follow-up/replacement article relationships when you do either of the following:

        Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Check Assignments

        Save the follow-up/replacement article relationship

If errors occur when you perform either check, the system displays an error log. You can only save a follow-up relationship once you have corrected all the errors.

Note

If you do not use This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with quick info text Check Assignments to check follow-up/replacement article relationships before you save them, when you do save them the system performs all the checks possible.

Features

Some checks that the system carries out depend on your Customizing settings for the follow-up category.

See, Customizing for Logistics - General under Article Master Retail-Specific Settings Settings for Follow-Up/Replacement Article Maintain Follow-Up Categories.

If you select This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with quick info text Check Assignments, the system checks whether the following criteria have been met:

        Original articles and follow-up/replacement articles for an assignment belong to one of the following article categories: Single article, variant, set, prepack or display.

        Original articles and follow-up/replacement articles for an assignment are not articles and do not belong to any of the following article categories: Generic article, merchandise category article, hierarchy article or merchandise category reference article.

        Original articles and follow-up/replacement articles for an assignment do not have a deletion flag on the basic data level of the article.

        Original articles and follow-up/replacement articles for an assignment are not identical.

        If the follow-up category requires a validity period to be entered, you have entered one.

        The start and end dates of the validity period are not in the past.

        If the follow-up category for an assignment requires a validity period, you have entered one.

        If a listing condition check is defined in the follow-up category and the Check Validity Period indicator is set, a valid listing condition exists for the store assortment category and the validity period of the follow-up/replacement article.

        If a listing condition check is defined in the follow-up category and the Check Validity Period indicator is not set, a valid listing condition exists for the store assortment category and the validity period of the follow-up/replacement article. A listing period is not taken into account.

If you save a follow-up/replacement article relationship, the system performs the following checks on the basis of your Customizing settings:

        Check for two-step cycles

If the follow-up/replacement article of a follow-up relationship is also the original article in a second follow-up relationship, and the follow-up/replacement article of this second follow-up relationship is the original article of the first one, a two-step cycle exists. Both relationships must have the same follow-up category number.

If you define this check in the follow-up category, the system checks for any prohibited two-step cycles when you create and change follow-up/replacement article relationships.

The system displays an error or warning message depending on your Customizing settings.

        Check for overlapping validity periods

In the follow-up category, you specify whether a validity period must be entered when a follow-up/replacement article relationship is created.

If a validity period must be entered, the system checks whether there are any follow-up/replacement article relationships with the same original article numbers, assortment assignments, follow-up category numbers, and which have a validity period that overlaps with the validity period of the new or changed follow-up relationship.

        Priority check

In the follow-up category, you specify whether a priority must be entered when a follow-up/replacement article relationship is created.

If a priority must be entered, the system specifies whether one or more follow-up/replacement article relationships exist to which the same original article numbers, assortment assignment, follow-up category numbers and priority are assigned.

        Check for duplicate keys

For new and changed follow-up/replacement article relationships, the system checks whether one or more follow-up/replacement article relationships exist to which the same original article numbers, follow-up/replacement article numbers, assortment assignment and follow-up category numbers are assigned.

        Check for follow-up/replacement article relationship at higher data retention level

If you create a follow-up/replacement article relationship that is valid client-wide, the system checks whether follow-up/replacement article relationships exist on a more detailed data retention level. It only takes into account relationships whose validity period has not expired.

If the follow-up/replacement article relationships exist on a more detailed data retention level, the system displays a warning message.

 

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