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Function documentation Articles: Article Discontinuation Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

        To disallow the procurement of the article

Here, you have the following options:

        Article discontinuation

The article may no longer be procured internally or externally.

        Article/site discontinuation

The article may no longer be procured internally or externally for specific sites, or sold in them.

        Article/vendor discontinuation

The article may no longer be procured from one or more specific vendors for any of the company's sites.

        Article/vendor/site discontinuation

The article may no longer be procured from a specific vendor for specific sites. However, these sites may procure the article from other sources of supply.

As a result, the article is flagged for deletion accordingly. As a result, certain functions can no longer be carried out for it.

Example

You discontinue an article for several sites. As a result, the article can no longer be ordered for these sites.

        To archive and delete the article from the database

For more information on archiving and deletion, see the SAP library documentation CA Application Data Archiving Structure linkArchiving Material Master Records (LO-MD-MM).

Integration

The system can propose articles to be discontinued (such as articles with very low sales revenue). If you confirm that the articles are to be discontinued, the system will discontinue them automatically. For more information, see Structure linkAssortment: Exception Analysis and Automatic Article Discontinuation.

Prerequisites

Disallowing Procurement

Definition of Standard Tasks

You have defined the following standard tasks as general tasks in the business workflow (Tools ABAP Workbench Development WorkflowDefinition tools Tasks/Task groups):

        2000 0043

        2000 0047

        2000 0053

        2000 0060

Event Linkage

You have activated the following events with the respective workflow template. You do this from the Maintain Task screen (transaction PFTC) by displaying the respective workflow template and choosing Triggering events. You then select the event as required and choose EditEventActivate/deactivate event linkage.

Type

Object type

Event

Workflow template

Client

BUS1001

STARTMATNRDEL

2000 0024

Site

BUS1001

STARTPLANTMATNRDEL

2000 0023

Vendor

BUS3003

STARTVENDORMATNRDEL

2000 0026

Vendor and site

BUS3003

STARTVEEKPLAMATNRDEL

2000 0034

Error Messages

You have specified a person responsible for processing error messages. You specify this person in Customizing for the Article Master in Assign Retail Tasks to PD Organization.

Activities

Disallowing Procurement

After you have specified the articles to be discontinued, the system checks whether this is possible and lists the articles as follows:

        Articles checked without errors

If you now select these articles for discontinuation, the system sets a deletion flag. If the discontinuation date of the article is in the future, the system starts a workflow that sets the deletion flag for the discontinuation date specified.

        Articles checked with errors

If you now select these articles for discontinuation, the system starts a workflow. The person responsible for processing the error(s) concerned is informed in his or her inbox. The workflow repeats the check until all of the errors have been processed. It then flags the articles for deletion accordingly.

Archiving and Deletion

The system starts the archive and delete program to delete articles.

 

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