E1: 32: Configurator And Obsolete Components (Doc ID 2006853.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 10, 2015

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configurator - Version 9.1 to 9.1 [Release 9.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


P4210 – Configured Sales Order Entry
P3210 - Configured Item Revisions

When validating a configuration for a configured top parent, if there is an obsolete (Stk Ty = O) item set as a low level component within the configuration (e.g. to a Q rule), the system triggers just a warning message in the Message Center of P3210:
“Warning: Warning – Item is Obsolete
Warning. . . . The Item that is being ordered is obsolete as indicated by its Branch-level stocking type.
Resolution . . If a replacement item was selected from the item cross reference file, the replacement item will be added to the order and the obsolete item will be cancelled.
If replacement items have not been set up, the line for the obsolete item will be closed”.

This warning is very cryptic, as does not mention the item number. During the SO (or WO) creation the end-user can only acknowledge the warning messages without knowing exactly which obsolete items are going to be used in that configuration.
Also, as WO Part List replacements can not be specified for configured items and generic replacements do not work with Mfg Processing - R31410, even if there is a possible replacement, the system will never use it automatically.

Furthermore, during mfg process, if the obsolete component is going to be issued out of stock, the system triggers the correct error ID 658A – “Item is Obsolete” and the users are not able to perform the correct IM transactions for the WO.


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