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 Networking Orders Using Relationships


Relationships describe how operations are linked to one another in the process and determine their sequence. You can maintain relationships between order operations even if these operations belong to different orders.


To maintain relationships to order operations, proceed as follows:

  1. Call up the orders, which you would like to network using relationships between operations, in Change Mode.

  2. Call up the operation overview of an order and select the operations that are to be networked with operations from other orders.

    Note Note

    • You cannot network sub-operations.

    • From each order that you want to include in the network, you only need to enter one operation to be networked. This operation forms the link to the order entered, and you can then enter any other relationships affecting the order in the graphic.

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  3. Choose the General detail view and then Relationships.

    In the upper section of the screen, you see the order number and the first operation selected, from which you want to create the relationship.

  4. On the tab page for relationships, enter the following data:

    • Operations, with which the operation entered in the top part of the screen is to be networked

    • Order numbers of the operations, with which the operation entered in the top part of the screen is to be networked

    • The type of relationship

    • Data on the time interval, if necessary

    Note Note

    In the upper section of the screen, you can also call up the screens for internal and external processing of operation data simultaneously, and enter or change data.

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  5. To call up the next operation selected, choose Next operation.

  6. Proceed as described above for all further operations.

  7. To create additional relationships to the orders entered in the list, call up the graphic using Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Graphic Next navigation step Network structure End of the navigation path.

  8. See Creating Relationships Using the Graphics Function.

  9. Save the order.