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E1: 41: Changing Potency Values On Lot Controlled Items: Issues and Recommendations (Doc ID 3022043.1)

Last updated on MAY 14, 2024

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using an item/lot that is set up in the Lot Master (P4108) with a potency value, in some circumstances changes to the potency value either in the Lot Master or at the time of entering a new transaction for the item/lot can result in incorrect inventory As Of reporting and/or Item Ledger On-Hand quantities.

Changes to the potency value can cause committed quantities for the item/lot to become out of balance when commitments already exist for on-hand quantity via sales orders, purchase orders or work orders, when there is a difference between the primary UoM and the transaction UoM regarding potency. This can occur if the primary UoM is non-potent and the transaction UoM is potent or conversely, when the primary UoM is potent and the transaction UoM is non-potent.

Because changing potency values where lots have commitments should be avoided, a warning message has been added to alert users of potential problems with recommended actions via Bug 36498310 – Lot Master Potency Change Warning.

The commitments for this item can become out of balance if the primary unit of measure for the item is a non-potent unit of measure and there are existing commitments from a sales order, purchase order, or work order in a potent unit of measure, or conversely. Item Ledger and Item As of with previous potency may show inaccurate quantity. Reversal of any past transactions will use new potency incorrectly.


Press Enter to change the potency if you have no commitments against the item (and lot). Item Ledger may still show incorrect quantity for older records.
Press Enter to change the potency and run the Repost Commitments program if you have commitments against the item (and lot).
Use item reclassification to use a new lot with changed potency.
Select the F3 key to exit the program without changing the potency.


This document provides critical information that applies to any companies using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Potency functionality with Lot Controlled items.


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