Understanding Process Flexibility of Item Category Determination with BRF+

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define the BRF+ object assignment for sales document categories, set the business rule for the item categories, and create the sales documents based on the setting rules in decision table

Process Flexibility of Item Category Determination with BRF+

An Item Category identifies different types of item (for example, free of charge items and text items) and determines how the system processes the item. Item Category is determined by SSCUI Assign Item Category.

Default Item Category proposed in document processing base upon:

Sales Document Type & Item Category Group & Item Usage & High Level Item Category

Manual Item Categories can be maintained as an alternative in document processing.

Business Rule Framework plus (BRFplus) provides a comprehensive application programming interface (API) and user interface (UI) for defining and processing business rules. It allows you to model rules in an intuitive way and to reuse these rules in different applications.

For example, you want to set different item categories based on the criteria like sales organization, customer group and order reason.

SSCUI Create BRFplus Objects for Sales Document Categories enables the BRF+ possibilities:

  • Custom BRF+ Application generation via Copy
  • Custom BRF+ Function and Decision Table creation via Copy
  • BRF+ workbench navigation
  • Default BRF+ application provided

BRF+ application can be managed via business role business expert with:

  • The Application Storage Type as Customizing. Transportation is supported.
  • Parameter can be adapted with BRF+ standard table setting.
  • BRF+ decision table as default function.

When creating sales documents, maintaining the data those are defined in BRF+ decision table, and inputting the document items, system will automatically assigns the item categories which are defined in decision table if any business rules are hint.

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