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SAP GTS and alternative items in PPPI BOM

Dear all,

We are working with the standard SAP functionality of alternative items in the BOM. When we transfer the BOM to GTS only the first alternative is being transferred.

Does anyone have experience with alternative items and GTS?

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    Aug 21, 2017 at 04:26 AM

    Hi Annemieke,

    Assuming you need BOMs for Preference management scenarios / FTA eligibility calculations, is that correct ? I`ve seen similar problems where client who was using production planning BOMs with alternative items, or worse, alternative sub-assemblies with their own lower level BOMs.

    In the end in our case the BOM transfer logic on the ECC user-exit side was substantially extended, so the BOM and all item variations were exploded and transferred as individual alternative BOMs, via this custom logic.

    Perhaps you can confirm with SAP that the standard transfer behaves as designed, even if this is the limitation of the standard GTS BOM transfer design before deciding to do something similar. Alternatively you could ask your client to maintain BOMs differently, so that they transfer OK without a need for ABAP enhancement, but that can be a difficult discussion.

    Hope this helps,


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