This feature allows you to define multiple substitute items in a class instead of one substitute item only. During order entry, if there is insufficient quantity for an item, the system will prompt if you would like to use substitute item. If you answer “Yes”, a window showing multiple substitute items will display and let you choose which substitute item to use. This function exists in COP Order entry and in the Stock Status Inquiry Plus screen.
Before you can use this feature, there is a detailed setup process. Please see the Global Setup - Substitute Item Class documentation.
From the Inventory Main Menu go to à Maintenance à Substitute Item Control
Field 1. Setup Item Class, 15 digit alphanumeric field
Field 2. Enter Item class Description
After all Item classes have been defined, the next step is to update the class items in the Inventory Master Item File.
Inventory Master Item File
After you have classified the necessary item files by Item Class (Field 10), whenever you do a Substitute Item search in COP Order Entry or Stock Status Inquiry for an item, all items meeting the Item Class in Field 10 will display.
COP Order Entry Substitute Search Example
Stock Status Inquiry Example
Press the [F1] Subs Item Srch key to display all substitutes item defined for this particular item.