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material substitution!

Hi SD Gurus,

I have been trying to make a unit test to check for material substitution. I created a sales order using a material(newly created) of which there is no stock. Even then when i create the sales order, its allowing me to create the same without proposing the substitute materials. Am i missing some step??

any input is highly appreciated.

P.S: I have already created the substitute materials for my test material using VB11.

Thanks & Regards/Aryan.

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    Former Member
    Jul 31, 2007 at 03:06 AM

    Hi Aryan - Whats the substitution reason, strategy that you have assigned.

    Check OVRQ....

    Thanks

    Nikhil

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Dear Srikanth,

      I did do all that. Still i dont see any proposals coming up for a substitute material.

      This is the first time i m doin it and out of curiosity i am asking...how excatly does this happen to work. i mean after u create a sales order wit a material of zero quantity, how does the substitute material proposal come up?

      thanks & Regards/Aryan

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    Jul 31, 2007 at 09:41 AM

    Hi Aryan,

    Check the validity of the condition records that you have created as substitution..also check the whether the material determination procedure has been assigned to the sales document type..also check whether you have maintained stock for the replacing material as well..

    Shashi

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    Jul 31, 2007 at 03:08 AM

    Hi Aryan,

    Did you check whether the Material Determination Procedure is being attached to the sales order document type? T-Code OV14.

    Reward Points if it helps.

    Regards,

    Sreekanth

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    Jul 31, 2007 at 04:33 AM

    Hi Aryan,

    I don't know wat's wrong in your settings as you have checked all the possibilities of material determination the main checks are substitution reason and OV14 and product substitution and you are saying all the data are perfectly fine. In this case even i can't figure it out as what is the problem?.

    Material Determination will get activated in sales order when ever you maintaining condition record in VB11 and after you enter the material automatically the material substituted gets replaced with material entered (This will have to defined in VB11 then only it substitutes).

    Reward points if it helps.

    Regards,

    Sreekanth

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      Hi

      You can control this in the material determination procedure where you give the substitution reason that is it has to automatically swap the one or give a list to select from and others in strategy, outcome and warning.

      and check whether it is correctly assingned and correct substitution reason.

      hope this helps

      preetham

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    Former Member
    Jul 31, 2007 at 04:14 AM

    Hi,

    material substitution is basically a tool in SAP with the help of which the manufacturing company can substitute a material with another.

    This can be:

    1. Suppose the company is planning to phase out a material (may be for any valid reason) and a new product is to be launched against that then, in this case material substitution works. When the customer orders the old material then, automatically the system proposes the new material.

    2. If during any occasion or any Festival time, the company wants to sell a new product(for eg: the material will come in a special pack), then in this case the old material is substituted for some specific time period by the new material.

    3. The old material can be substituted by more than one material also if the company wants to give a choice to the customers.

    Now regarding your problem:

    Check the configuration right from the start.

    1. check the condition table and the key combination what you have selected.

    2. check the access sequence and the condition type, their assignment properly.

    3. Check the procedure and the condition type.

    4. Procedure assignment to the sales documen type.

    5. You have created the condition record in VB11. Check if the condition record you have maintained is for the proper key combination.

    6. Check the reason.

    Reward points if solution helps.

    Regards,

    Allabaqsh G. Patil

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  • Jul 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

    activate material det analysis in sales order(menu), i think you may get why it is not happening

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    Aug 01, 2007 at 05:44 AM

    hi,

    substitution to be made for ur old material by new material. and maintain it thru the VB11.

    while u r creating the order, give the old material,(popup will appear in the bottom screen, press OK and enter , it automatically displays the new material.

    regards

    KR

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