Managing Item Hierarchy Structure

This document explains item hierarchy structure.

There are several requirements on user defined item hierarchy and/or product catalog functionality. The main requirements are from two areas:

Product catalog is not the same as item hierarchy. One difference is that item hierarchy is focusing on companies' internal business structures, while product catalog is a way to present information between customers and suppliers.

The scope for this design is item hierarchy structure, a flexible way to search items and new term for statistics and control.

One reason why the product catalog is excluded from this design is that the product catalog logic most likely will be placed on the web server not within the ERP application it self.

Outcome

The main use is to give possibility to search items in a structured way and to have statistics on other terms than we have today. Item hierarchy fields be used as a path for user-defined tables, and also to create the contents of user-defined files:

The following tables are updated:

Before you start

Items are registered as described in Create and Connect Item to a Warehouse Structure.

Description

The main use is to allow to search items in a structured way and to have statistics on other terms what we have today.

Structure

Workflow in M3

This diagram shows the files and programs involved in the described workflow.

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