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1472417 - Production Bill of Material/Variant Update Not Supported

Symptom

Production Bill of Material (PBoM)/Variant update is not supported in current release.

When a new version of a Product Design is released, the current lean handover to the PBoM can neither create a new Variant for an existing PBoM, nor update an existing Variant. System will always create an individual NEW Variant of a NEW PBoM for each handover.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Product Development work center.
  2. Select the Product Designs view.
  3. Show All Product Design Versions.
  4. Select the respective Product Design with status Released and select the Edit button.
  5. Select the Convert to Production BoM button.
  6. In the pop-up window, enter a new value in the BoM ID field to create a new Production Bill Of Material.
  7. Select the Ok button.
  8. Select the Where Used tab.
  9. You can see the new BoM that was created in the Production BoM table with BoM Variant as 1.

Cause

System does not support creation of a new BoM Variant for an existing BoM ID nor update of existing BoM Variant.

Resolution

This feature will be supported in a future release.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1302 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1305 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1308 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1311 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1402 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1502 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1505 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1511 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1602 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1605 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 2.5 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 2.6 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 3.0 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 3.5 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 4.0