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Items: Explained

Item Copying: Explained

FAQs for Define Product

Items: Explained

Create single or multiple items and apply pre-defined templates.

Creating Single Items

You can begin creating an item from the Regional Task pane or the Manage Items page. Start by providing basic information such as master organization, number of items (in this case, one item), and item class. Then you will select the templates which will be applied to the items, sequentially. Next, required attributes must be provided. If mandatory attributes were defined in the item class, then they must be provided. You can also provide unit of measure details.

Use the data level attributes under the specifications tab to enter or view different aspects of the item, such as the base standard operational attributes. You can also view the item pages associated with the item class and inherited by the item for the grouping of base ERP attributes. You can optionally specify descriptive flexfields at the Item or Item Revision levels. If you are licensed to use Oracle Fusion Product and Catalog Management or Oracle Fusion Product Hub, you can specify extensible flexfields to capture attributes of the item at the Item, Item Revision and Item Supplier Site levels.

While creating items in the user interface, you can optionally:

  • Define an item structure

  • Assign to organizations

  • Create relationships

  • Assign catalog categories

  • Add attachments

Note

While creating items based on certain attribute values, automated processes for item category assignments may be executed. If functional area catalogs are not defined, item assignments for those functional areas are skipped. Background processes and rules may also execute when creating items in the user interface or through item import.

Creating Multiple Items

When creating a new item, you have the option of creating more than one item simultaneously. In situations where you have to create numerous items that share some common characteristics, it is best to use this procedure.

Creating multiple items begins much the same as creating a single item. Where you enter one for the number of items under the single item scenario, for multiple items you enter a number greater than one. You will be taken to the Create Multiple Items page where you must specify the details for each of the items in the table.

Note

While creating items based on certain attribute values, automated processes for item category assignments may be executed. If functional area catalogs are not defined, item assignments for those functional areas are skipped. Background processes and rules may also execute when creating items in the user interface or through item import.

Item Copying: Explained

Create a single item by copying an existing item.

Create an Item by Copying

Single items can be created by copying an existing item:

The following can be copied from an existing item:

  • Attributes

  • Relationships

  • Structures

  • Organization assignments

  • Attachments

Attributes

Indicate whether you want to copy the attributes and then apply the templates or apply the templates and then copy the attributes. On the Specification tab, select the list of attribute groups available for copying attribute values.

Relationships

On the Relationships tab, select the relationships, organization assignments, and attachment categories to be copied to the new item. Select association attributes and their values to copy to the new item.

Structures

On the Structures tab, select the structure to be copied to the new item. You can also decide to create a common structure.

Organization Assignments

You can also select organization assignment.

Attachments

You can also select attachments.

FAQs for Define Product

What's an item?

Items are used to represent product and services you sell or transact, resources you maintain, and components that make up your products and services.

Each item that you create has several standard operational attributes that determine the behavior of the item with respect to various functions, such as Purchasing, and Inventory Management. In addition to these operational attributes, the item has several user-defined attributes defined by its item class. These user-defined attributes capture item specifications and other information relevant to the product definition.

What happens if I select more than one item template?

If more than one item template is selected, they will be applied sequentially. This means that if the same attribute is defined in more than one template, the value of the attribute as set in a subsequent template in the sequence will override the previously set value for that attribute.


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