Copy Items in Different Ways

This document explains how you can copy items in two different ways.

This support for item copying is an optional step that gives the user flexibility to use different automatic copying flows for a large amount of data and standardized volumes of items.

This document also explains how to set up the two 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 information on how the system is affected, refer to Item Flow Create, Copy and Display.

Before you start

An item must be created.

Follow these steps

Copy Item - Included all Data (MMS001, MMS002, MMS003, MMS025)

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

  2. On the B panel, select option 3=Copy in front of the item you want to copy.

  3. The item you want to copy from must have an Item type with 'Automatic copying: Item /Whs/Fac/Alias' activated on the (CRS040/F) panel

  4. Press Enter.

  5. On the (MMS001/C) panel you fill in the 'Copy to: Item no' field. If you have a numbering which create the number automatically you leaves the field blank.

  6. The 'Item type' field can only be changed if the 'Copy from Item' field have status 05=Template item.

  7. Press Enter and the copying will be executed in all the programs there the copied item is updated (MMS001, MMS002, MMS003, MMS025).

  8. You will now display the (MMS001/E) panel. You can go back to the B panel by using F12.

    This setting must be done for the item type that should be copied.

  9. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). On the F panel you activate the 'Automatic copying: Item /Whs/Fac/Alias' field.

    These settings must be done for the item type that should be used for the copy.

    (They can also be set for the item type that should be copied but it is not mandatory.)

  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/Whs and activate the 'Automatic copying' field on the (MWS042/E) panel.

  12. On the (CRS040/B) panel, select option 13=Item type/Alias and activate the 'Automatic copying' field on the (MWS043/E) panel.

Copy Item – Select from related data:

You can select related data as:

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

  2. On the B panel, select option 3=Copy in front of the item you want to copy.

  3. The item you want to copy from must have an Item type with any or all of the fields below activated on the (CRS040/F) panel:

    • Text
    • Alternative Unit of Measure
    • Related Items
    • Additional Info
  4. Press ENTER.

  5. On the (MMS001/C) panel you fill in the 'Copy to: Item no' field. If you have a numbering which create the number automatically you leave the field blank.

    The 'Item type' field can only be changed if the 'Copy from Item' field have status 05=Template item.

  6. Press Enter and the copying will be executed included all the related data that exists.

  7. You will now display the (MMS001/E) panel. You can go back to the B panel by using F12.

  8. Start 'Item Type. Open' (CRS040). The item you want to copy from must have an Item type with any or all of the fields below activated on the (CRS040/F) panel:

    • Text
    • Alternative Unit of Measure
    • Related Items
    • Additional Info
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