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    Update 19B: Shopping Results: New Visual Indicator for...
    Topic posted April 13, 2019 by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, Internal Material Transfer 
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    Update 19B: Shopping Results: New Visual Indicator for Internally Orderable items
    New visual indicator introduced in the Shopping Search Results for an item that is Internally Orderable

    Customers / Support

    In Update 19B, we have introduced a new feature that quickly identifies if an item is internally orderable.


    The Opt-in 'Internal Material Transfers' must be enabled.


    When the user searches for items in the Shopping home page, items that are internally orderable (the PIM attribute 'Internally Transferable' is checked for the item) are returned in the search results with a visual indicator and the text 'Internally Orderable'.


    This helps provide a quick understanding of whether the item can be potentially sourced internally even if it is a purchasable item. The visual indicator is shown for all the following item configurations:

    a) Item is only internally transferable

    b) Item is both purchasable and internally transferable (whether the item is a master item or an agreement-backed item.


    There have been other requests around whether we can indicate the item availability in stock in the search results. This is not in scope in the feature we have detailed above. I am providing this detail for context only.




    • Srikanth

      Hi Ashok,

      Sorry to say, but this new feature has an inherent limitation. Currently this visual indicator looks only at the master org value of the Internally orderable attribute. If the value is Y at master level, then this visual indicator is displayed.

      But in real life, it is normal for this attribute to be controlled at master org level or child org level. In scenarios, where the attribute is controlled at child org, one child org A may have attribute value Y and child org B may have value N. 

      Further, when deliver to location for an user is linked to child org B, it is expected to not show the visual indicator. But currently, the indicator shows up even if the child org linked to the deliver-to location has internally orderable attribute as N.

      This is a bug in my opinion. Kindly check and resolve this issue, associated with this new feature.




    • Ashok


      Thank you for the feedback. We have recently dealt with a similar observation in the context of IMT items in general. I will review this internally and revert.