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WS: 41: FAQ: Inventory Items (Doc ID 1573478.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2021

Applies to:

JD Edwards World Inventory Management - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 To report the most frequent questions related to Inventory programs and files.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 General Inventory
 Question 1: How to add a missing primary location for an Item/Branch
 Question 2: How to delete item locations
 Question 3:  When and how Item Branch file (F4102) fields get updated  / Global item information updates via programs for consistency between Item Master P4101/ F4101 and Item B/P P41026 / F4102
 Question 4: Among the processing options behind the Item Master (P4101) and Item Branch/Plant Information (P41026), there are several that allow you to specify which videos are automatically called when you add or update an item. The processing options for displaying price revisions and cost revisions have the word (Conditional): What does that mean?
 Question 5: Can you have duplicated Catalog Numbers/3rd  Item Number (AITM) for different inventory items?
 Question 6: Can you change the Catalog Number/3rd Item Number (AITM) value in Item Master file (F4101)?
 Question 7: Item Master (F4101) /Item Branch (F4102) Category Codes update. Is there a way to enforce or create a category code hierarchy?  For example, if I select a value of TST for Sales Catalog Section field (SRP1), then Sub Section field (SRP2) can only contain one of two values, either XXX or YYY.
 Question 8:  You have changed the G/L class code (GLPT) for an item in the Item Master (P4101/F4101) or in the Item Branch (P41026/F4102), but the old G/L class code is still defaulting into new orders.
How or where do you update the G/L class code so it defaults into your new orders?
 Question 9: Item/Branch Revisions (P41026) function key 16, Item Profile (P46010). How does Item Profile impact the Sales Order Processing system 42, Inventory Management system 41, or other systems in Distribution?
 Question 10: How can Item Master Record Creation (P4101) be setup to display unit of measure screens in sequence.
 Question 11:  If the stocking-type for an item has been set to O (Obsolete) in the Item Master & Item Branch, does it mean the system will disallow its use everywhere in the system? Will it be stopped in manufacturing?
 Question 12:  Do J.D. Edwards World programs use the Item/Branch (F4102) Safety Leadtime field (IBSFLT)?
 Question 13: The F4102 contains a field called Safety Leadtime (IBSFLT), yet the field doesn't seem to appear on any video. How is the field populated?
 Question 14: How to set up the weight of an inventory item.
 Question 15: Functionality of the G/L Class Code for an inventory item and impact of changing the G/L Class Code.
 Question 16: When inquiring on Item Cost Revisions (P4105) why do not all of the cost methods display from UDC 40/CM?
 Question 17:  Can you update the stocking type = M to = S on the Item Master and Item Branch Plant?
 Inventory Z Files
 Question 1:  How is the short item number field assigned when processing Z file records.
 Question 2: What is the purpose of these Z-file fields; EDUS, EDBT and EDTN?
 Question 3: How many characters can the  Item Description (ZZDSC1) and Search Text fields (ZZSRTX) be F4101Z?
 Question 4:  What are the required Z file fields?
 Question 5: When attempting to load records from a CSV file to the Item Master Z file (F4101Z) using the Batch Import from CSV file program (J00BUL), only the first record from the CSV file is being copied over to F4101Z.
 Question 6: Are Category Classification Codes in the item master P4101 and item branch plant P41026 required for Items and can the values in those fields be independent of each other? 
 Question 1:  How is the Check Digit Calculated for Next Numbers? Next Numbers (P0002), Check Digit (CK01) is enabled for the New Item Number.  How is the check digit in the short item number (ITM) calculated?
 Question 2: Is there a way to autopost Inventory Journal Entries which have an 'N' Batch Type?
 Question 1:   What file is used to store items descriptions in alternate languages?

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