A requisition number rule defines the way in which a requisition number (name) is automatically generated by the MTO job. When defining a requisition number rule, you must ensure that it always generates unique and consistent requisition names. Otherwise, the subsequent MTO job fails and you are forced to modify your rule.
Req(uisition) number rules can be defined on the R.10.13 Req Number Rules screen. The requisition number rule must be assigned to a requisition template on R.10.41; see Requisition Templates.
To define a requisition rule, enter the rule name in the REQ Rule field and the descriptions in the Short Desc and Description fields. Select the Manual check box if this rule is used for numbering manual requisitions.
Use the project default ZR_MAN_RR to specify that the rule is used as the default for numbering manually created requisitions on R.30.01 Maintain Requisitions.
The rule is defined in the REQ Rule Definition field. For the rule definition you can use any fixed text in combination with several predefined parameters. To add parameters to the rule definition, use the LOV to select parameters from the list of available values as shown in the picture below.
The parameters must be delimited by the special character #. This is done automatically when selecting the parameters from the LOV. Free text must be entered without this special character.
As a sequence number, you can either use REQ_SEQ, which creates unique numbers for the entire project, or use RULE_SEQ, which uses separate number cycles for each rule.
If REQ_TYPE is used in a rule definition, an 'I' is added to the requisition number for requisitions that can only be used for inquiries (Purchase indicator not selected on R.30.01). A 'P' is added to the requisition number if the requisition can be used for both inquiries and agreements (Purchase indicator selected on R.30.01).
The parameters DISC and DISC_ABBREV are replaced by the discipline code and the discipline abbreviation, respectively.
The picture of R.10.13 above displays the example: #MTO_TYPE#-#REQ_TEMPLATE#. This rule would create a requisition name like: PIPING-PIPE CS.
The variables BOM_SETUP, MTO_TYPE, REQ_SPLIT_DETAIL, REQ_TEMPLATE, and REQ_TYPE cannot be used in rule definitions with Manual selected.