Reduce rework when replacing variant
Often the configuration starts with a configurable material, that is sooner or later exchanged with a matching variant.
All sales item relevant information e.g., manually add price conditions, partners, sales item texts, attachments that were compiled for the configurable remain intact even after replacing with matching variant.
Users, while working on the configurable line item, manually add price conditions, partner details like ship-, bill-to, etc. parties, sales item texts, specific attachments, and other line items specific information. The key users can decide whether for the companies business scenario and processes those data entries shall persist when a replacement takes place.
As part of variant matching and if this option is enabled, users could at any point replacing KMAT with a variant, with the expectation and the result that manually added information is not lost.
The following image shows the Line Item Header Attributes:
The following image shows the Line Item Manual Price Conditions:
The following image shows the Line Item Details :
The following image shows the Line Item Header Sales Text:
The following image shows the Line Item Partner Details:
The following image shows the Attachments:
alternatively, the same information is found in the side panel 'Help' in the line item's configuration workspace:
Key users configure first of all to set the 'Administration' -> 'Master Data Management' -> 'Setting String' -> 'Setting Enable Copy SalesItem Data On SalesItem Replacement' to TRUE if the entered data shall be kept at line item replacement.