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Why Did Installed Base Create A New IB Instead Of Activating An Expired One? (Doc ID 2305372.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Installed Base - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Why the system created a new IB instead of re-activating an expired one.

User has 2 part numbers, one of which is a BOM and the other is a component in that BOM.

A : the BOM part
B : the component part

Both are serialized at sales order issue, and IB-tracked.

Both of these parts have the same serial number physically printed on them.  The BOM is the item whose SN is scanned during shipment.

-  A was shipped for an internal order.  IB XXX was created.
-  A was received in the Netherlands.  IB's status was changed to EXPIRED.
-  A was shipped to a customer.  Status changed to CREATED.  A "Component Of" configuration was established with IB YYY (below).
-  B (a component in A's BOM) was shipped.  IB YYY was created.
-  we have a custom concurrent program that updated the serial number of IB YYY to be equal to the SN on IB XXX.  Now both IBs have the same SN.
-  A was RMA-ed and EXPIRED.  At this time, the configuation relationship with IB YYY was expired.
-  the B was also RMA-ed and EXPIRED.
-  A was shipped to a customer again.  A "Component Of" configuration was established with new IB ZZZ.
-  instead of choosing existing IB YYY and changing it to ACTIVE, the system created a new IB (instance ZZZ) for part B.  

My question is why, a brand-new IB was created for part B.


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