Defining Item Relationships
You can define relationships between items. This allows you to search for items through these relationships. Except in Oracle Purchasing, these relationships are for inquiry and reporting purposes only.
Item Relationships with Oracle Purchasing
Within Oracle Purchasing you can define acceptable substitute items for receiving. You must define a list of substitutes before you receive a substitute item in place of an originally ordered item.
Attention: If you receive a substitute item, you must have previously defined a unit of measure conversion between the unit of measure on the purchase order and the unit of measure on the receipt.
Suggestion: To receive a substitute item correctly, you should ensure that the ordered item and the substitute item share the same base unit of measure.
To define item relationships:
2. Choose new to define a new relationship.
You can also enter search criteria and choose Find to display existing item relationships.
3. Enter an item that represents the From part of the relationship.
4. Enter an item that represents the To part of the relationship.
Related: The items are related in a non-specific way.
Substitute: One item is a substitute for another.
A substitute relationship is reciprocal if you can use the From item as a substitute for the To item and vice versa.
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