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Item Setup FAQ (Doc ID 111742.1)

Last updated on MAY 02, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Inventory Management - Version and later
Oracle Item Master - Version and later
Oracle Product Hub - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document includes all versions of Oracle EBS R11i and R12


Provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding Item Setup.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Once an item is assigned to an organization, is it possible to remove this association at a later time?
 What is the significance of the primary unit of measure for an Item?
 How do I change an item's locator control method once I have transacted against it, for example from No Control to Prespecified?
 How do I change an item's Unit of Measure?
 How do I delete an Item Template I no longer use?
 Is there a way to create custom item attributes in the standard Inventory product?
 How do you change the control level for item attributes from primary level to organization level for example?
 Why does the application prompt you for Organization the first time you open the Master Item form even though you have only one Primary Organization?
 How do I inactivate an item?
 What characters can I use in an item name (including special characters)?
 Can you change the costing enabled and inventory asset flags on an item that has already been transacted against even if there is no onhand quantities for the item?
 I can assign a new item to all organizations even though some organizations are restricted to by responsibility.  Is this correct behavior?
 How do you tell if an item is an expense item or asset item?
 Is there a way to delete or disable an item revision once entered?
 Is there a way to automatically assign a newly created item to a predefined set of child organizations? 
 Can you change the General Planning "Make or Buy" item attribute if there is on-hand or outstanding transactions?

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