Validate a Delivery Schedule

This document explains how you validate a delivery schedule (DS). You do this when the delivery schedule has been created.

Validation is the first activity in the processing of a delivery schedule. When the delivery schedule has been validated, necessary delivery schedule data will be retrieved, calculated, converted and checked.

Outcome

The external EDI addresses are converted to a M3 customer, address and delivery specification and the item alias is converted to an M3 item.

Different kinds of date and quantity information are calculated and default DS data, that has not been received through EDI or specified manually, is retrieved.

The DS mandatory data is checked and you know whether it is specified and correct.

If the validation was run automatically and ended unsuccessfully, an application message is sent informing the responsible user that the DS item line has not been validated.

If a departure or customer goods receiving date has been adjusted according to the DS calendar, an application message is sent to inform the responsible user about the date change.

You can use 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101) to view status and error information.

If the DS is validated automatically, you can view error messages in 'Application Message. Open' (CRS420).

The validated DS item line is used as input for the activation of the DS, which is the next step in the processing of a DS.

The DS item line file (ORSITM) and the DS demand file (ORSINS) are updated with converted, retrieved, and calculated data.

The DS item status in the DS item line file (ORSITM) is set to 05 = Validation error or 10 = Validated, activation not run, depending on the outcome of the validation.

The DS header file (ORSHED) is updated with the highest and lowest DS item status based on the outcome of the validation. It is also updated with the lowest calculated start date/time and the highest calculated end date/time.

If the DS is validated automatically, the application message file (CMAILB) is updated with application messages if the DS was not validated correct or if a departure or customer goods receiving date has been adjusted.

Before you start

Follow these steps

Choose one of these alternatives:

Validate the entire DS

  1. Start 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100).

  2. Select option 21='Validate' for the DS that you are going to validate. If you want information about the validation activities, read Delivery Schedule Validation.

    When you validate an entire DS, all item lines within the selected DS will be validated. The processing, however, is the same as when you validate each DS item line.

Validate a single DS Item Line

  1. Start 'Delivery Schedule. Connect Items' (RSS101).

    Start (RSS101) by selecting a DS in 'Delivery Schedule. Open' (RSS100) and then selecting option 11='Items'.

  2. Select option 21='Validate' for the DS item line that you are going to validate. If you want information about the activities performed within the validation, read Delivery Schedule Validation.

Validate DS automatically

If you have chosen automatic validation of the DS and want information about the activities performed within the validation, see Delivery Schedule Validation.

You choose whether you want automatic validation of the DS in the '055 Next manual function' field in 'Delivery Schedule Type. Open' (RSS010).

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