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Why WM bin number is Max. 10 characters long?

Hi Expert,

Could some one know why SAP WM bin number length is Max. 10 characters long?



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    Jun 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    "Why" is always the wrong question... 🤣



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    • Hi,

      ".....but the interview officer seems no satisfied with this answer and made me really confusing...."

      wow, what kind of interview was that?

      Now I am not part of development, but there simply must be a decision made at some time in the design phase of a product how long fields are. And yes, for EWM it was extended probably because SAP has learned that the 10 digits is in certain situations not enough (together also here with the design change that a bin number has to be unique in the whole warehouse number, not only in a storage type).

      So probably at some time there was a reason, but if this is ever documented...



  • Jun 17, 2013 at 08:18 AM

    Hi Julia,

    SAP has set up the LGPLA field to be of 10 characters only. You can refer the same in the transaction SE11 by entering LGPLA in data type.

    I believe 10 characters is sufficient to define a storage bins. Anyways, in case of high rack storage you create the storage bins by Shelf-Stack-Rack arrangement and, also SAP permits the Alpha-Numeric storage bins creation along with special characters as well.

    Give so many combinations, I think the options are too many to choose from.

    Hope that clears your doubt.



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