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Use the procedures below to enter and remove alternative items.

Recommendation Recommendation

Do not use an alternative item as a component of a BOM-related product.

End of the recommendation.

Example Example

This example provides a business scenario to demonstrate why it is not recommended to use an alternative item in a BOM-related product.

During production of a BestPhone cell phone, the BestPhone battery unit is not available, and a different brand battery is used. A consumer purchases one of these BestPhone cell phones over the counter, and discovers later that the battery is not the BestPhone brand that he or she had assumed was in the cell phone, and returns the product for a refund.

End of the example.


Creating Alternative Items
  1. From the SAP Business One Main Menu, choose   Inventory   Item Management   Alternative Items  .

    The Alternative Items window appears.

  2. Specify the item code, or press TAB to select the item code from the list.

    The name of the item appears in the field.

  3. Specify the code for an alternative item or press TAB to select the alternative item code from the list.

  4. Enter remarks, if required, and specify the Match Factor value. The higher the value, the more suitable the match.

  5. Choose Reverse Link to create a reverse relationship between the alternative item and the original item.

  6. To save your settings, choose Add.

  7. To close the window, choose OK.

Removing Alternative Items
  1. Select the alternative item that you want to remove.

  2. Position the cursor either in the Remarks or Match Factor field.

  3. In the SAP Business One menu bar, choose   Data   Delete Row  .

  4. To confirm the entry and close the window, choose OK.

    Note Note

    In the SAP Business One menu bar, choose   Data   Remove   to remove all the alternative items for a specific item.

    End of the note.

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