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Jan 23, 2008 at 03:47 PM

How to swap between to sets of item categories in sales order



We receive Idocs from a different system that creates sales order in the R/3 system. For some of these, we want to be able to use an alternative sourcing mode - basically switch between standard POs and 3rd Party POs. The orders has many items, and we find it impractical to manually update all items - also because the order might contain different materials with maybe 5-10 different item categories, that needs to be changed to 5-10 others. This will be very difficult for our business users, since we do not have a simple naming convention of item categories to ease this.

So we are looking for alternative ways, where we can change all items by changing on header level.

We have thought of these alternatives :

1. Change distribution channel. Requires all materials and customers to be set up in 2 DCs - not realistically.

2. Change sales order types using VOV8 alternatives. This seems not to be allowed for materials in BOMs and with E consumption. See other thread named "Can not change SO order type - disallowed by item settings" for more details.

3. What we we really need is changes on schedule line level, and I suppose we could have a logic in MV45AFZZ change this dependent on some user field. But I don't think this will work, as other settings controlled by requirement class etc. will be inconsistent.

Proposals for this are welcome - it should be a common issue.