Sana Commerce 9.3
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Alternative Products

Alternative products are used to add similar or related products, like accessories or spare parts, and build relationships between the alternative products and the original product. These product relations are used for cross- and up-selling, or it can be also used to provide alternatives in case any of these products is out of stock.

In SAP use cross selling to create alternative products.

Transaction Codes

  • Create cross-selling (VB41)
  • Change cross-selling (VB42)
  • Display cross-selling (VB43)

In the web store alternative products are shown on the product details page, under the general product information. Up to four alternative products can be shown per each type.

Add alternative products

Step 1: Choose the material determination type, which identifies how products relate to each other. You can use any condition type for cross selling available in your system.

Up to four alternative products per each type can be shown at once on the product details page in the web store.

Step 2: In the first Material field enter a product to which you want to add alternative products. In the second Material field enter a product that should be used as alternative to the one specified in the first field.

Step 3: At the top click Alternative materials. In the Create Alternative Products table you can add more alternative products.

Alternative Items Mapping

The Alternative Items Mapping table in SAP ECC is used to group alternative items. For example, you can assemble alternative items into groups, like related products, accessories, spare parts and show them in the Sana web store.

In the main menu of the Sana add-on, click Webstore Configuration. In the Webstore Id field, select your webstore and click on the Change Webstore Settings button at the top. Expand the Products area.

The table below provides description of the fields in the Alternative Items Mapping table.

Field Description
Related Items Heading Text Enter the type of alternative items. These can be alternatives, related items or mix & match. You can enter any name. You can create as many types of alternative items and map them to the SAP condition types as needed.
Material Condition Type The SAP condition type that is mapped to the data type of alternative items. You can use any condition type for cross selling available in your system.

Alternative items can be grouped using the above-mentioned types and shown in the web store.