Example: Certificate Profile and Validity Period of Assignments

A certificate profile version can be assigned to many different object and object combinations. For example, a profile can be assigned to two different materials, three different material groups, and multiple material/customer combinations. However, an object combination can have only one profile assigned to it for a key date.

Material

Assigned to profile

From .....

ROH_MATL1

PROF ROH

7/4/1995

ROH_MATL1

PROF NEW

11/24/1995

SEMI_MATL2

PROF NEW

8/25/95

FERT_MATL2

PROF NEW

10/25/1995

 

Using the above table of materials and profiles, you can see that the profile PROF NEW has several materials assigned to it, each with a different key date. The key date is the date for which the assignment becomes valid. This assignment date can be the date on which the assignment is made or it can be a date in the future.

The material ROH_MATL1 has two assignments, but only one can be valid. The first assignment to the profile PROF ROH is valid from 7/4/1995 through 11/23/1995. A second assignment is made, this time to profile PROF NEW. This second assignment will be valid as of 11/24/1995. Depending on the current date, one of these 2 assignments is valid and will be used to generate a certificate when the material is delivered.

You can have gaps in the validity period.

In all of the transactions for making certificate profile assignments, you can change the validity period for an assignment using the Change validity function.