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A trigger point is an object that can be assigned to an operation in order to trigger a function.

Trigger points can trigger functions,

  • If the status of an operation changes ( example )

  • When an operation is confirmed. In this case the user decides whether the function is triggered ( example )

    Note Note

    You can also trigger a function by linking a user status to a ‘reason for variance’ ( example ).

    End of the note.


At present, the following functions can be triggered:

  • Releasing directly succeeding operations

    You can release all operations which come directly after the operation

  • Releasing operations up to stop indicator

    You can release all operations up to and including the next operation with a release stop indicator.

  • Releasing preceding operations

    You can release all operations which come before the operation in the order

  • Creating a new order by copying

    You can create a new order. The order is created without reference to material using a reference operation set.

  • Including a reference operation set

    You can include a reference operation set in the existing order. In this case you need to specify the operation after which the operation set is to be inserted. A production order is always rescheduled after a reference operation set has been included via a trigger point.

  • Triggering a workflow task

    You can trigger a task defined as a workflow ( Trigger Points ).

To minimize the effort involved in creating trigger points, you can create standard trigger points and trigger point groups.