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When a shopper makes a network reservation, the reservation is reserved by the node priority defined on the DG. Suppose that the user have progress further into the checkout process, he may select a specific shipnode for pick up. The recommendation from IBM is to create a new reservation specific to the shipnode and cancel the DG level reservation.
Why? Given that there is no guarantee inventory for the specific node, converting a network reservation into a node level reservation does not always make sense as there is no guarantee of success.
Consider this case
DG [ N1=5qty, N2=3qty] in the order of node priority
If the DG reservation is made for 3 qty, the system would have reserved 3qty from N1 internally. However if the user decided to reserve at N2 later in time, there is no guarantee the 3qty is still there which was originally reserved at N1.