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Use this form to view the requirements explosion for the selected order line. Viewing an explosion is useful in the following situations:

  • When you want to view all levels of requirements that are calculated for the selected order line during master scheduling or forecast scheduling. You can view the specified item, any lower level requirements, and the top level requirement. You can also view detailed information that is related to each requirement, such as proposed dates and quantities.

  • When you want to calculate order promising dates from the form. The application runs master scheduling to calculate the futures date and action messages for the selected order line. When these calculations are complete, you can use the form to see all related levels of requirements for the item.

You can also access the form from the button on the , , , and forms.

Tasks that use this form

Navigating the form

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




Overview tab

View the requirements according to the filtering principle that you select.

Expand at the bottom of the form to trace the selected requirement. The pegging line shows either the source of the requirement or the transaction that fulfills the requirement. Outstanding requirements appear in bold font. As they are fulfilled, they turn from bold to normal font.

View a graphical display of the requirements schedule.

View the details of the action messages.

View the requirements and the corresponding projected inventory transactions that fulfill them.




Select how to filter and display item requirements in the form. Select to display the source of the requirement, typically an order transaction. Select to use a tree structure to display the item component requirements of a BOM.

Shows the origin of the transfer.

Identification of sales, purchases, productions, and so on, in the field that the line refers to.

Select an item configuration to specify an item with specific attributes.

Note Note

If you work with purchase and sales orders, you cannot change the item configuration when you have updated order transactions, such as, registration, packing slip and invoice update.

The size of the item.

The color of the item.

Enter the warehouse where you want to store the items.

Enter the batch number dimension. If you select and in the upper section of the or form, you can change the batch number for the transfer order line.

Location inside a warehouse. If you select and in the upper section of the or form, you can change the location number for the transfer order line.

The unique ID for the pallet (Serial Shipping Container Code).

The serial number dimension. If you select and in the upper section of the or form, you can change the serial number for the transfer order line.

Shows the requirement date for the current transaction. This includes the delivery date for the sales order, the planned ending date for the production order, and the forecast date for the forecast lines, adjusted by any safety margin.

Shows the total requirement quantity in the inventory unit attached to the transaction.

The delivery date originally desired (requirement date)

The level at which the line is included in the calculation.

Shows the quantity currently coverage-planned with regard to the transfer.

Shows the item number for the current item.

Shows the scheduled action that can be performed on the current item.

Shows the number of days, positive or negative, that the transaction should be pushed forward or backward with regard to the futures messages.

Shows the quantity of the item by which the transaction should be increased or decreased relative to the scheduled action.

The item number. This is a unique user-defined code that is assigned when items are created. We recommend that you not use special characters or spaces in the item number. Item numbers can be system generated by linking the item number to a Number sequences (form).

The quantity in total to be consumed of the item.

The quantity settled by on-hand inventory.

The quantity settled by current purchases, productions, and so on

The quantity settled by planned orders.

The highest number of days that items are delayed.

The physical quantity available from the inventory.


Upper pane



Update the requirement date with the futures date when you access the form from a sales order.

Update the view if you have made changes to the data.

Explode a BOM. This might be necessary if you access the form from a sales order, for example.

Configure the display of data in the Gantt chart.

Lower pane



View the planned orders and change their status.

Set up the tree structure for the item on the tab.

Open the following submenu items:

  • - view the results of the latest master scheduling or forecast scheduling for the item.

  • - open a second form for the selected item on the tab.

  • - view the item component requirements for a BOM.

  • - view the operations that have been set up for the route that is attached to the planned production order.

  • - view a list of the individual jobs that are associated with the planned production order.

  • - view the reserved capacity for the selected planned production order.

Open the form to view the item's availability per inventory dimension.

Update the profile for the item with the latest data. If this button is enabled for the selected line, it indicates that there has been a change in the requirements profile for the item since the last master scheduling. This button is only available when you are working in the dynamic master plan.

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