Creating Items in Different Ways

This document explains how you can create items in four different ways.

There is also a fifth way to create items - fashion items. These items are called style and SKUs. See document Create Style and Stock Keeping Units.

This support for item creation is an optional step that gives the user flexibility to use different automatic creation flows for in data of large, standardized volumes of items.

This document also explains how to set up the four different ways in M3.

Outcome

This support for item creation is an optional step that gives the user flexibility to use different automatic creation flows for in data of large, standardized volumes of items.

For more details, refer to Item Flow Create, Copy and Display.

Before you start

The conditions in Define Warehouse Structure and Create an Item Numbering Rule and Connect It to an Item Type must be fulfilled.

Follow these steps

Create Item - Number Manually. Forced Panel Sequence (EFGH)

  1. Start 'Item. Open' (MMS001). Open the P panel.

  2. Select E, F, G and H in the 'Panel Sequence' field.

  3. Create an item id and select an item type on the B panel.

  4. Fill in the E, F, G and H panels.

    See Define Warehouse Structure.

  5. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). Create an Item type on the B panel.

  6. On the E panel, fill in appropriate fields. Leave the 'Item template' and 'Numbering Rule' fields blank.

  7. Leave the fields on the F panel blank.

  8. On the (CRS040/B) panel option 11 = Field control starts 'Item Type. Select Fields' (MWS041). This field control sets the fields displayed for the item in (MMS001), the item/warehouse in (MMS002), and the item/facility in (MMS003).

Create Item - Number Manually. Item Values from Item Template and Item Type.

  1. Start 'Item. Open' (MMS001).

    You do not have to specify the panel sequence. It is the template item's panel sequence that is valid and will be used.

  2. Create an Item id and select Item type on the B panel.

  3. Select an item type with a specified Item template connected.

  4. Press Enter, the E panel is displayed. Fill in Name and Description.

  5. Press ENTER again and the auto creation is performed.

    The items values will be the same as the templates values

    Depending on the settings below, also (MMS002), (MMS003) and (MMS025) is created automatically with the template values.

  6. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). Create an Item type on the B panel.

  7. On the E panel, fill in appropriate fields. Select a template item in the 'Item template' field.

    Template item is created in (MMS001) as a normal item, but it must have status 05. Connect the template item to warehouse in (MMS002) as usual, also here it must have status 05.

    Note: The template item must have the same Item type connected as you will use when you create these items.

    This means that you first have to create the item type, then create the item template using the created item type, then go back into the item type and connect the item template.

  8. Leave the 'Numbering rule' field blank.

  9. Leave the fields on the F panel blank. Press Enter and the B panel is redisplayed

  10. If you will have (MMS002), (MMS003) and (MMS025) also auto created with values from the item template you have to do the following:

  11. On the (CRS040/B) panel option 11 = Field control starts 'Item Type. Select Fields' (MWS041). This field control sets the fields displayed for the item in (MMS001), the item/warehouse in (MMS002), and the item/facility in (MMS003).

  12. On the (CRS040/B) panel, select option 12=Item type/Warehouse. This starts 'Item types. Connect Warehouse' (MWS042). On the B panel, enter your Item type and the Warehouse, which should be auto created. On the E panel you activate the Auto creation field.

  13. On the (CRS040/B) panel, select option 13=Item type/Alias. This starts 'Item types. Connect Alias' (MWS043). On the B panel, fill in your Item type and the Alias category. On the E panel you have to select a Numbering rule for the alias number (This is created in 'Numbering rule. Open' (MWS050). Activate also the 'Auto creation' field.

Create Item - Number from a Numbering Rule. Forced Panel Sequence (EFGH)

  1. Start 'Item. Open' (MMS001). Open the P panel.

  2. Select E, F, G and H in the 'Panel Sequence' field.

  3. Create an Item id and select Item type on the B panel.

  4. Select an item type with a specified Numbering rule connected.

  5. Fill in the E, F, G and H panels.

    Se Document 'Create and Connect Item to Physical Inventory Structure'

  6. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). Create an Item type on the B panel.

  7. On the E panel, fill in appropriate fields. Leave the 'Item template' field blank.

  8. Select a numbering rule in the 'Numbering rule' field.

    How to create a numbering rule is explained in the document 'Create an Item Numbering Rule and connect it to an Item Type'.

  9. Leave the fields on the F panel blank.

  10. On the (CRS040/B) panel option 11 = Field control starts 'Item Type. Select Fields' (MWS041). This field control sets the fields displayed for the item in (MMS001), the item/warehouse in (MMS002), and the item/facility in (MMS003).

Create Item - Number from a Numbering Rule. Values from Item Template and Item type

  1. Start 'Item. Open' (MMS001).

    You do not have to specify the panel sequence. It is the template item's panel sequence that is valid and will be used.

  2. Select an Item type with a specified Numbering rule and Item template connected. Select option 1=Create.

  3. Press Enter, the E panel is displayed. Fill in Name and Description.

  4. Press ENTER again and the auto creation is performed.

    The items values will be the same as the templates values

    Depending on the settings below, also (MMS002), (MMS003) and (MMS025) is created automatically with the template values.

  5. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). Create an Item type on the B panel.

  6. On the E panel, fill in appropriate fields. Select a template item in the 'Item template' field.

    Template item is created in (MMS001) as a normal item, but it must have status 05. Connect the template item to warehouse in (MMS002) as usual, also here it must have status 05.

    Note: The template item must have the same Item type connected as you will use when you create these items.

    This means that you first have to create the item type, then create the item template using the created item type, then go back into the item type and connect the item template.

  7. Select a Numbering rule. How to create a numbering rule, see document 'Create an Item Numbering Rule and connect it to an Item Type'.

  8. Leave the fields on the F panel blank. Press Enter and the B panel is redisplayed

  9. If you will have (MMS002), (MMS003) and (MMS025) also auto created with values from the item template you have to do the following:

  10. On the (CRS040/B) panel option 11 = Field control starts 'Item Type. Select Fields' (MWS041). This field control sets the fields displayed for the item in (MMS001), the item/warehouse in (MMS002), and the item/facility in (MMS003).

  11. On the (CRS040/B) panel, select option 12=Item type/Warehouse. This starts 'Item types. Connect Warehouse' (MWS042). On the B panel, enter your Item type and the Warehouse, which should be auto created. On the E panel you activate the 'Auto creation' field.

  12. On the (CRS040/B) panel, select option 13=Item type/Alias. This starts 'Item types. Connect Alias' (MWS043). On the B panel, enter your Item type and the Alias category. On the E panel you have to select a Numbering rule for the alias number (This is created in 'Numbering rule. Open' (MWS050). Activate also the 'Auto creation' field.

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