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3284940 - Project Assignment Rules for Sales Order Items with Time and Expense Type - Service


You check the Assignment Rules for Sales Order Items for a project. You notice that some rules define a service ID and other rules only define a generic entry with an asterix (*).


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Project Management work center.
  2. Go to the Not Invoiced Time and Expenses view.
  3. Search for the affected project.
  4. Choose Edit Time and Expenses.
  5. In the new screen press Edit All Rules and choose View All Rules button.
  6. Some rules define a service ID and others only show a generic value in the service field [asterisk(*)].


In general, the system creates the assignment rules as generic as possible and as specific as needed. However;

  • If all the sales order items are assigned to different project task then the sales order item can be uniquely identified through the project task. It is not needed to specify the service explicitly in the assignment rules. Therefore, an asterisk (*) is maintained in the Service field.
  • If all the sales order items are assigned to the same project task, such as just the project header, an additional criterion is needed to identify to correct sales order item. In this case the service ID is derived from the sales order item to appear in the Service field.
  • If multiple sales orders exist for the same project, further specifications might be necessary to identify the correct sales order item for an expense. Also here, the Service field will be filled with an actual value. 


Project Assignment Rules, Service, Not Invoiced Time and Expenses, Asterisk (*) , KBA , SRD-PRO-PMN , Project Management , Problem


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