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BOM explosion not done because there is no free item number anymore


I have a problem with BOM explosion when creating a sales order.

All the following actions are done with VA01 :

- I enter a material (main item 10) with a rejection reason, so the BOM explosion is not done :OK.

- Then I add the same material (main item 20) without rejection code, so the BOM explosion is done, it means sub items 21, 22., ...,31,32 are determined:OK

- Finally, I remove the rejection code on item 10, the problem is that there is no place anymore to do the BOM explosion because I have 12 sub items (10 +12 = 22 and it is not possible as I have already an item 20).

I have a popup with message V1-142 (There are not enough item numbers free for a structure explosion).

I know that it is possible to change the increment with VOV8, but my customer want to keep this one: 10 by 10 for main item and 1 by 1 for sub item.

He told me that he think that there is a user exit in order to put the remaining sub items at the end of the sales order like this

10 main item A

11 sub item 1 (A)

12 sub item 2 (A)


19 sub item 9 (A)

20 second main item (B)

21 sub item 1 (B)

22 sub item 2 (B)


32 sub item 12 (B)

33 sub item 10 (A)

34 sub item 11 (A)

35 sub item 12 (A)

Maybe it's a strange idea, but could you please tell me what are the different possibilities to manage sub items when there is no place to put them :

- put a higher increment in VOV8? Ok but my customer don't agree

- other solutions?


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    Dec 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    very quickly...which version of SAP are you on?

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    Jun 25, 2012 at 09:37 PM


    Did you ever find a solution for this? The notes mentioned in the earlier post dont appear to be relevent for 6.0.

    I have a similar issue when dealing with Cross Sell items. When it tries to insert the additional items I get the V1142 message, then the items are copied at the end of the list but the higher level item reference is incorrect for the cross sell items.

    I do not want to change the increments but it appears to be the only option.

    Any ideas are appreciated.

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