Changes to change objects (such as BOMs) have always become active on thevalid-from date of the change master record.
As of Release 4.0A, the following functions give you more control over the release procedure for BOMs:
Activate release procedures for change master records
In Customizing, you can activate release procedures for change master records. This allows you to release changes that are made with a change master record after going through a release procedure for subsequent application areas (such as production).
In future releases, you will be able to:
Define function of change master record
The function of a change master record determines which checks are included in the release procedure.
If you activate release procedures in Customizing, you can select one of the following functions for a change master record:
Create change hierarchy
If you using different change master records to make related changes, you can link these change master records by creating a two-level hierarchy.
To do this, you create change master records with the following functions:
You can display the change hierarchy from the engineering change management menu (Reporting -> Change hierarchy).
To activate release procedures, perform the Customizing step: Define control data.