6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 3:35 AM by Swati Kaur

    Supplier Catalogs

    Swati Kaur Guru

      Hi

       

      Suppose I have 10 Item in Supplier Catalog X.

      Item1 and Item2 belongs to Supplier catalog X

       

      While performing merge, I want to unite Item1 and Item2 as single Entity.

       

      Can this be applicable in PIM8?

       

      Thanks

      Swati kaur

        • 1. Re: Supplier Catalogs
          Stefan Reinhardt Guru

          Hi Swati,

           

          not with a standard feature as far as I am aware.

           

          Stefan

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          • 2. Re: Supplier Catalogs
            Swati Kaur Guru

            Thanks Stefan.

             

            Is it possible if Item 1 belongs to supplier catalog X and Item 2 belongs to Supplier catalog Y?

             

            KR

            Swati

            • 3. Re: Supplier Catalogs
              Stefan Reinhardt Guru

              You can merge 2 items from different catalogs to the same item in the master catalog, yes.

               

              Depends a little bit on your specifics. Standard config would take the data from one item and only track a reference in the master for the second item in the different catalog.

               

              If you want to mix values from the two items for the item in the master you should check com.heiler.ppm.merge.server/merge.performMainSupplierCheck in plugincustomization.ini.

              Setting this to false may allow mixing the values in the master from multiple sources.

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              • 4. Re: Supplier Catalogs
                Swati Kaur Guru

                Thanks Stefan,

                 

                After performing these settings , how do we proceed ? Does it automatically merge it as one - on what basis?

                Or do we have some other perspective to perform this?

                 

                KR

                Swati

                • 5. Re: Supplier Catalogs
                  Stefan Reinhardt Guru

                  Hi Swati,

                   

                  there is an item view called "Supplier relationships" that holds the reference to all Supplier Catalog items the item in the Master Catalog is linked to. Creating such a reference manually can happen via drag and drop of the supplier item to the master catalog presence. Once the reference is established the system has the linkage.

                   

                  If you need some auto matching capability during the merge (e.g. automatically find the item's presence in the master catalog by its GTIN) then you would have to implement a Master Article Finder (or Product Finder) enhancement that holds your matching pattern. How to setup such an extension is described in the Knowledge Base Documentation (SDK help) I believe or since version 8.1 also in the Technical Documentation package shipped with the software deliverables.

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                  • 6. Re: Supplier Catalogs
                    Swati Kaur Guru

                    Thanks a lot Stefan. 

                     

                    It worked for us.

                     

                    Regards

                    Swati