Working with Item Status (WIST)

Purpose: Use the Work with Item Status Codes function to define an item status such as obsolete, discontinued, future ship or soldout, which you can then use for:

• selecting items for inventory inquiries and reports

• displaying message lines in Order Entry and Order Maintenance

• assigning a future arrival date

• controlling the display of the item

Assigning to an item: You use the Status field on the first Create Item Screen or Change Item screen to assign a status code to an item. If the item has SKUs, you can also assign a status to the individual SKUs. The SKU status overrides the status of the base item.

Future arrival date: You can default a future ship arrival date to an item in order entry through the Future Orders Item Status (E52) system control value. The date defaults from the Default Future Orders Arrival Date (E53) system control value.

Grouping items: The item status code is one of several types of codes you can use to define and group items. Other codes include department, item class, item category, long SKU class, and long SKU department. See Performing Initial Item Entry (MITM) for information on assigning these codes to items.

Preventing display at the Item Selection screen: The Item Selection screen does not list Items that are assigned to the Item Status for Suppressing Item During Item Selection (L21), provided the status is assigned at the item level rather than the SKU level.

Uploading: You can use the Submit Supporting Data Upload Screen (SDUP) to upload new item status codes. See Importing Item-Related Supporting Data (SDUP) for an overview.

In this chapter:

Work with Item Status Screen

Create Item Status Screen

Work with Item Status Screen

How to display this screen: Enter WIST in the Fast Path field at the top of any menu or select Work with Item Status from a menu.



Sts (Status)

A code that identifies the item status.

Alphanumeric, 1 positions; optional.


The description of the item status.

Alphanumeric, 30 positions; optional.

Screen Option


Create a new code

Select Create to advance to the Create Item Status Screen.

Change an item status code

Select Change for a code to advance to the Change Item Status screen. At this screen, you can change any information except the code. See Create Item Status Screen for field descriptions.

Delete an item status code

Select Delete for a code to delete it.

Note: You can delete a code even if it is assigned to items. The next time you maintain any items associated with this status code a message will display indicating that the code assigned to the item is not found.

Display an item status code

Select Display for a code to advance to the Display Item Status Screen. You cannot change any information on this screen. See Create Item Status Screen for field descriptions.

Create Item Status Screen

To create: At the Work with Item Status Screen, select Create.




A code that represents an item's status, such as obsolete, discontinued, soldout, etc. You can use item status codes as selection criteria for inventory reporting or to create status message lines to display in Order Entry or Order Maintenance.

Alphanumeric, 1 position.

Create screen: required.

Change screen: display-only.


A description of the item status code.

Alphanumeric, 30 positions; required.

O/E message 1 and 2

The two message lines to display in the Item Status Message Window in Order Entry and Order Maintenance for items with this status code.

Alphanumeric, two lines of 50 positions each; optional.

Return disposition

A code that identifies how a returned item assigned to this item status code will be handled by the system, in terms of whether the return updates inventory and the warehouse and location to which the item will be returned.

Note: When you return an item that is assigned to an item status code that has a return disposition code defined, the system does not default the return disposition code to the return.

Return disposition codes are defined in and validated against the Return Disposition table.

Alphanumeric, 2 positions; optional.

WIST OMSCS 19.0 December 2019 OHC