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In this blog let’s try some more advanced feature.

Connect multiple characteristics with dependency

Edit the product Model created in previous blog, create a new dependency with type “Formula”:

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We can maintain formula for example below. In this case, it means “if the characteristic MACHINE_SIZE is selected as H(Home), another characteristic ACCESSORY_NUMBER would automatically be determined as 2”.

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You can click button “Suggest” to get some editing proposal. The complete syntax documentation could be found from this link in SAP help.

Once edit is done, click “Check Syntax” to ensure the formula does not have any syntax error.

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Since the product configuration engine is implemented in Java, there is a corresponding remote function module which delegates the check job to Java application running in virtual machine container.

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You can find more information by tcode SM53:

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Now simulate the product model, once Home is selected from drop down list and press entry key, the value 2 is automatically determined to 2 as expected.

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Use product model in Quotation scenario

Create a new quotation, add the product which owns the created product model as item. Save the quotation.

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Enter the item detail page, you can see a new “Configuration” assignment block.

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The product model simulation page is now opened as a embedded view in Quotation item detail page.

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Select value for characteristic according to your business. Now the configured product is persisted in quotation item level.

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