This indicator determines that a document with the given
combination of document type and document status is released.
If you assign a status with this indicator to a document, you
see the release date next to the status.
If no change number is maintained, the release date is the date
on which the status is set.
If a change number is maintained, the release date is the
valid-from date in the change master record.
You can also use this indicator to control revision level
assignment for the document type. The first time you release a
document with reference to a change number, a revision
level is automatically assigned to the document.
For PRT availability checks, this indicator determines whether
a document is available.
For quality agreements, the system always determines the
version of a document which is currently valid.
If there is a version whose status contains this released
indicator, only this version is accepted (even if there is a
version with a later valid-from date or a higher version
If there is more than one version whose status contains a
released indicator, the system also compares the valid-from date
and/or version number.
If you want to give this status to a document that has other
documents assigned to it, you can only do so if all the subordinate
documents have a status with this indicator, too.