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merch/article heirarchy

Hi All

Iam new to IS-Retail world.

Could you please give me examples and difference between merch heirarchy and article heirarchy.

Thanks in advance


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A merchandise category hierarchy always consists of a top node and hierarchy levels arranged under this node. Each merchandise category can be assigned to one merchandise category hierarchy level. There is no limit on the number of hierarchy levels that can be created.

Within a merchandise category hierarchy, the merchandise category of an article is always the lowest merchandise category hierarchy level. Articles are always assigned to the merchandise categories, and never to the hierarchy levels.

There are two types of hierarchy levels:

•1. Merchandise categories: You can only assign articles and, if necessary, characteristics profiles to merchandise categories

•2. Merchandise category hierarchy levels: You can only assign merchandise categories or other merchandise category hierarchy levels to merchandise category hierarchy levels

Article Hierarchy

The article hierarchy gives you the option of grouping articles according to customer-specific criteria. Thereby, often sales-relevant aspects are taken into account while the merchandise category hierarchy is oriented towards the material attributesof the article.

The article hierarchy is taken into account in planning, in operative processes and in reporting.

You also have the option of linking shops with the article hierarchy in order to display merchandise areas in the department store.

Kindly refer IRT310 course for better understanding Article Heirarchy & Merchandise Category.

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