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BOM Material (ERLA) not exploding, delivery created

Hi there.

I was unable to find this scenario, would be great to get some input on the problem from experts.

We have a simple ERLA BOM-structure, but the BOM did not explode in the sales order ("Structure explosion for item is not possible"). But users were still able to confirm the warning message received, leaving only the BOM header on a sales order and save the order. Due to background processing, a delivery was created for the BOM header, but then of course without components. This in turn were completed and invoiced.

Is there a way to fix this problem? I mean, of course, to correct the initial error is one thing, but if it happened once, it will probably happen again. I'm thinking either that the warning message should be an error (V1578) (but it doesn't seem to be doable by standard), or that an "empty" BOM should not be deliverable. The item category does have delivery group enabled, but without components - that doesn't really help.

What would be the best way of handling this?

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  • Mar 09, 2018 at 05:37 AM

    If the BOM is not exploding in sale order, the first check you need to make is in item category configuration the details of which you have not shared here neither the screen shot. Did you check there?

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    • Hi Kamlesh.

      V1617 is the initial error, "No item category for component XXX (T184..)". At least it looks like an error, but not a hard one - you can still press enter.

      Then you'll get a pop-up V1578 "Structure explosion for item XXX is not possible" - this is just information. Pressing enter leaves an unexploded BOM-header on the sales order.

      It doesn't seem like these messages can be altered, am I mistaken?

      If it can't be handled in an initial warning/error, could it possibly be handled with incompletion rules of either the sales document or a delivery document perhaps?