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Implement unique serial number within a client

I am currently looking into a GAP that requires serial numbers to be unique at the client level. If anyone has implemented a solution, or researched the issue to see whether it is even feasible, I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts with me.

Standard SAP allow you to have the serial numbers unique at the material level, not the client level.


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    Posted on Jan 25, 2006 at 08:45 PM

    While researching the issue further, I discovered that there is a flag on the Material Master-->Plant data storage view 2 under 'General plant parameters' section, called 'SerLevel'. If you read the documentation of that field (F1), it says that if you set the flag to '1', it makes the serial number the same as the equipment record number, which is unique within a client, therefore making the serial number unique as well.

    I have our config team looking into this further. Maybe this will solve our GAP without any development effort 😊

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  • Posted on Jan 23, 2006 at 03:48 PM


    Of course this is a question if you just have internal serial numbers, or if you have to handle external numbers, too.

    In case of external numbers, you just can create a second internal number in addition and place a sticker on the good. Then the external number might be stored under 'manufacturer serial number'.

    For internal serial numbers a user-exit can be used (or did we have own transactions and external number creation in standard transactions, booked in background? Something like this!). Then a number range can be used to provide unique numbers (cross article level).

    (IMHO) Standard can't be customized this way, but usually only a <i>very</i> small number of different transactions are needed with serial number creation.



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      Hi Christian

      I am looking for information regarding serialization number and could see this thread.

      Is it possible to have serializaton number unique at plant. My requirement is, i wish to maintain same numbering specific to plant.

      Please guide me if any work arround possible.

      warm regards

      sairam akundi