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CKilgore

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Universial Product Replacement after a product merge?
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:01:49 AM »
Does anyone know what will happen if you run a Universal Product Replacement on an item that has been merged?

Example:
DWN 03.6834.52 N & DWN 03.6834.52 both exist as product records.

DWN 03.6834.52 N needs to be merged to DWN 03.6834.52 to help eliminate one of the numbers. The 03.6834.52 is actually a Voith number so we should item change the DWN to the VOI number.  Has anyone ever done this or know enough about product merges and product replacement to have an educated guess about this.

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Re: Universial Product Replacement after a product merge?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 02:23:04 PM »
The Universal Replacement procedure is basically a batch that goes through all of the history for one thing and replaces it with references to another thing.  The merge takes two products and ends up with all history in one product.  The replacement takes one product's history and replaces all of the references to that product with something else.

Personally, it's always made me a little nervous to replace one product with another on historical transactions.  I mean, if you sold 20 widgets of ABC last year and then tomorrow they say it was 20 widgets of ZYX, what's an auditor going to say?
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