Item Category Creation APIs


There are few APIs in INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB package related to item category. This article will follow a category flexfield structure. Please refer the below post for more detail.

How to Create Category and Category Set in Oracle Inventory?

INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Create_Category

DECLARE
l_category_rec    INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.CATEGORY_REC_TYPE;
l_return_status   VARCHAR2(80);
l_error_code      NUMBER;
l_msg_count       NUMBER;
l_msg_data        VARCHAR2(80);
l_out_category_id NUMBER;
BEGIN
  l_category_rec.segment1 := 'RED';

  SELECT f.ID_FLEX_NUM
    INTO l_category_rec.structure_id
    FROM FND_ID_FLEX_STRUCTURES f
   WHERE f.ID_FLEX_STRUCTURE_CODE = 'INV_COLORS';

  l_category_rec.description := 'Red';

  INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Create_Category
          (
          p_api_version   => 1.0,
          p_init_msg_list => FND_API.G_FALSE,
          p_commit        => FND_API.G_TRUE,
          x_return_status => l_return_status,
          x_errorcode     => l_error_code,
          x_msg_count     => l_msg_count,
          x_msg_data      => l_msg_data,
          p_category_rec  => l_category_rec,
          x_category_id   => l_out_category_id
          );
  IF l_return_status = fnd_api.g_ret_sts_success THEN
    COMMIT;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Creation of Item Category is Successful : '||l_out_category_id);
  ELSE
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Creation of Item Category Failed with the error :'||l_error_code);
    ROLLBACK;
  END IF;
END ;

INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB. Delete_Category

DECLARE
l_return_status VARCHAR2(80);
l_error_code    NUMBER;
l_msg_count     NUMBER;
l_msg_data      VARCHAR2(80);
l_category_id   NUMBER;
BEGIN
  SELECT mcb.CATEGORY_ID
    INTO l_category_id
    FROM mtl_categories_b mcb
   WHERE mcb.SEGMENT1='RED'
     AND mcb.STRUCTURE_ID =
        (SELECT mcs_b.STRUCTURE_ID
           FROM mtl_category_sets_b mcs_b
          WHERE mcs_b.CATEGORY_SET_ID =
               (SELECT mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID
                  FROM mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
                 WHERE CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET'
                 )
        );

    INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Delete_Category
          (
          p_api_version     => 1.0,
          p_init_msg_list   => FND_API.G_FALSE,
          p_commit          => FND_API.G_TRUE,
          x_return_status   => l_return_status,
          x_errorcode       => l_error_code,
          x_msg_count       => l_msg_count,
          x_msg_data        => l_msg_data,
          p_category_id     => l_category_id);

  IF l_return_status = fnd_api.g_ret_sts_success THEN
    COMMIT;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Deletion of Item Category is Successful : '||l_category_id);
  ELSE
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Deletion of Item Category Failed with the error :'||l_error_code);
    ROLLBACK;
  END IF;
END ;

INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Update_Category_Description
Updates the category description.

DECLARE
         l_return_status VARCHAR2(80);
         l_error_code    NUMBER;
         l_msg_count     NUMBER;
         l_msg_data      VARCHAR2(80);
         l_category_id   NUMBER;
         l_description   VARCHAR2(80);
BEGIN
      select mcb.CATEGORY_ID into l_category_id
        from mtl_categories_b mcb
       where mcb.SEGMENT1='BLACK'
         and mcb.STRUCTURE_ID = (select mcs_b.STRUCTURE_ID
             from mtl_category_sets_b mcs_b
             where mcs_b.CATEGORY_SET_ID = (select mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID
                 from mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
                 where CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET'));

      l_description := 'new black color';

     INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Update_Category_Description (
       p_api_version     => 1.0,
       p_init_msg_list   => FND_API.G_FALSE,
       p_commit          => FND_API.G_TRUE,
       x_return_status   => l_return_status,
       x_errorcode       => l_error_code,
       x_msg_count       => l_msg_count,
       x_msg_data        => l_msg_data,
       p_category_id     => l_category_id,
       p_description     => l_description);

  IF l_return_status = fnd_api.g_ret_sts_success THEN
    COMMIT;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Update of Item Category Description is Successful : '||l_category_id);
  ELSE
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Update of Item Category Description Failed with the error :'||l_error_code);
    ROLLBACK;
  END IF;
END ;

Use following API for assigning a category to a category set. A category will be available in the list of valid categoies for a category set only if it is assigned to the category set. This is a required step if for categories enforce list is checked on.

INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Create_Valid_Category

Create a record in mtl_category_set_valid_cats.

DECLARE
        l_return_status   VARCHAR2(80);
        l_error_code      NUMBER;
        l_msg_count       NUMBER;
        l_msg_data        VARCHAR2(80);
        l_category_set_id NUMBER;
        l_category_id     NUMBER;
BEGIN
       select mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID into l_category_set_id
         from mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
        where mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET';

       select mcb.CATEGORY_ID into l_category_id
         from mtl_categories_b mcb
        where mcb.SEGMENT1='RED'
          and mcb.STRUCTURE_ID = (select mcs_b.STRUCTURE_ID
              from mtl_category_sets_b mcs_b
              where mcs_b.CATEGORY_SET_ID = (select mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID
                    from mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
                    where CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET'));

       INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Create_Valid_Category (
             p_api_version        => 1.0,
             p_init_msg_list      => FND_API.G_FALSE,
             p_commit             => FND_API.G_TRUE,
             x_return_status      => l_return_status,
             x_errorcode          => l_error_code,
             x_msg_count          => l_msg_count,
             x_msg_data           => l_msg_data,
             p_category_set_id    => l_category_set_id,
             p_category_id        => l_category_id,
             p_parent_category_id => NULL );

  IF l_return_status = fnd_api.g_ret_sts_success THEN
    COMMIT;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Create Valid Category is Successful : '||l_category_id);
  ELSE
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Create Valid Category Failed with the error :'||l_error_code);
    ROLLBACK;
  END IF;
END ;

INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Delete_Valid_Category

Delete the record from mtl_category_set_valid_cats.

DECLARE
           l_return_status    VARCHAR2(80);
           l_error_code       NUMBER;
           l_msg_count        NUMBER;
           l_msg_data         VARCHAR2(80);
           l_category_set_id  NUMBER;
           l_category_id      NUMBER;
BEGIN
         select mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID into l_category_set_id
           from mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
          where mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET';

         select mcb.CATEGORY_ID into l_category_id
           from mtl_categories_b mcb
          where mcb.SEGMENT1='RED'
            and mcb.STRUCTURE_ID = (select mcs_b.STRUCTURE_ID
                from mtl_category_sets_b mcs_b
                where mcs_b.CATEGORY_SET_ID = (select mcs_tl.CATEGORY_SET_ID
                  from mtl_category_sets_tl mcs_tl
                  where CATEGORY_SET_NAME ='INV_COLORS_SET'));

      INV_ITEM_CATEGORY_PUB.Delete_Valid_Category (
            p_api_version      => 1.0,
            p_init_msg_list    => FND_API.G_FALSE,
            p_commit           => FND_API.G_TRUE,
            x_return_status    => l_return_status,
            x_errorcode        => l_error_code,
            x_msg_count        => l_msg_count,
            x_msg_data         => l_msg_data,
            p_category_set_id  => l_category_set_id,
            p_category_id      => l_category_id);

  IF l_return_status = fnd_api.g_ret_sts_success THEN
    COMMIT;
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Delete Valid Category is Successful : '||l_category_id);
  ELSE
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Delete Valid Category Failed with the error :'||l_error_code);
    ROLLBACK;
  END IF;
END ;

The above scripts are tested in R12.1.3

Thanks….

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How to Create Category and Category Set in Oracle Inventory?


 

Categories are the method by which the items in inventory can be separated logically and functionally for planning, purchasing and other activities.You can use categories and category sets to group your items for various reports and programs. A category is a logical classification of items that have similar characteristics. A category set is a distinct grouping scheme and consists of categories. The flexibility of category sets allows you to report and inquire on items in a way that best suits your needs. This article will describe how to create categories and category set in oracle inventory.

Suppose we need a category called ‘INV_COLORS’. We can define multiple colors in this category and then assign this category to an item.

Example:

  1. Item1 —- Black
  2. Item2 —- Red
  3. Item3 —- Green
  4. Item4 —- Orange

1] First we need to create a value set to hold these colors.

Navigation > Setup: Flexfields: Validation: Sets

Validation type Select: Independent

2] Next we need to enter our values in the INVENTORY_COLOR valueset

RED, GREEN, BLUE, BLACK, and ORANGE

Navigation -> Setup: Flexfields: Validation: Values

Save and close the Screen.

3] Now we need to create a KFF Structure

Navigation Setup: Flexfields: Key: Segments

Create the structure name: In the “Code” field enter INV_COLORS

4] Click on the “Segments” button.

  • Enter the “Number” field: 10
  • Enter the Name field: Color
  • Enter the “Window Prompt”: Color (This value will appear on the screen)
  • Enter the “Column” field: Segment1 (you can choose any column)

Save and exit the form.

5] Check the Freeze flex field Definition, the following warning will appear.

Click OK.

6] The “Compile” button is now available to be selected. Click on the compile button.

Click Ok

Close the form.

7] Go to View -> Request and Verify that the new Category flexfield compiled successfully.

8] The new structure is ready for use. Now let’s create a category.

Navigation : Setup: Items: Categories: Category Codes

  • Enter the structure name: INV_COLORES
  • Enter the category: BLACK
  • (Note the form does not provide an LOV for the categories. You will need to use edit symbol at the top of the page or “ e “ to bring up the lov)
  • Enter the description.

9] Next we create our category set.

Navigation Setup: Items: Categories: Category Sets

  • Fill in the category set Name: INV_COLORS_SET
  • The description: Inventory color set
  • The Flex Structure: INV_COLORS
  • The Controlled: Org Level
  • Default Category: BLACK

10] After creating the category set, we can assign it to any items.

There are few category APIs that will be discussed in upcoming posts. Till then GOOD BYE………!! Have a nice day!

Reference: How to create a Category Set and Assign Items to Categories [MOS ID 423551.1]