Get creative. Think outside the box!
There are times when there is no existing functionality in the World applications dedicated to meet your specific goals. In some cases, you can take advantage of what might appear to be unrelated functionality to accomplish a task in lieu of customizing the software. For example:
Sometimes a little creativity goes a long way:
1. You can’t set up item restrictions by ship-to address, but you can set up the Next Status preference profile to default an invalid next status code to a sales order line based on the ship to address, thus prohibiting the creation of such order lines.
2. There’s no flag to designate that an item cannot be sold to an outside customer; however, you can create a new line type for such items, for which you can either:
If a user then attempts to enter the item on a sales order, the order entry program will error stating that activity rules aren’t set up for the order type and line type being used.
3. There is no program in the World applications dedicated to updating the weight on existing sales order lines. However, did you know the Shipment Confirmation program (P4205) will update the weight on a sales order line if the associated field (SDITWT) in the sales order detail file (F4211) is blank?
To update the weight on a few order lines, you can simply access each order via order entry, clear the weight and then ship confirm the order lines. To update numerous order lines, you can:
If you need ideas about workarounds that may help you to meet your goals, don’t hesitate to open a service request or post a question on the MOS community forum.