Bills of Material: Item Groups and Item
As of Release 4.0A, you can group together items that are
logically related. For example, you can group together the
different change statuses of an item as one unit.
You use the following data to form this logical unit:
Character string for grouping
together items in a BOM
Character string for identifying an
item within an item group
The item variant defines how the item
is interpreted in the item group:
- Same item variant in an item group
Several change statuses of an item
are one unit (see example).
When you explode the BOM, you see
one change status of the item, according to the
validity period (for example, the valid-from
- Different item variants in an item group
Each item variant is read separately.
The items are not a unit.
Different item variants within an
item group are currently for information only.
Change system parameters in customizing
In Customizing, you can use the following step to define a
template for item group names: