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Serial Number is unique

Hi SAP gurus,

I have a requirement that,

Ex: There is a PO for a item A and B for 100 numbers(each).Serial number profile is maintained for Item A&B.

PO is released and received Item A & B and doing the MIGO, then Serial numbers are given as A001 to A100 for Item A.

In the same screen, Item B also acceptiong A001 and A100 as serial numbers.But as per our physical system, it should not allow the same serial number for 2 items.Can anybody through some lights and give your inputs to control the allowing the duplicate serial number.

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    Posted on Aug 04, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Please see the high lighted sentence


    Data record that contains information for serial number management. The serial number is given to an item of material in addition to the material number, in order to differentiate that individual item from all other pieces of this material. The combination of material and serial number is unique.

    Example of Serial Numbers


    The following information is contained in the serial number master record:

    Status information

    You can establish here, which system and user statuses are valid for the master record. If necessary, you can set or delete the user status, display the authorized business procedures and set particular system statuses.

    Stock information

    You can see here in which plant and warehouse the item of material is located, or to which batch it belongs. You can also see what type of stock and special stock is involved. The stock information is recorded automatically when goods movements are performed, and cannot be changed manually.

    Partner Data

    Here, for example, you can use freely definable partner functions and partners to specify in Customizing which companies are responsible for the maintenance of the serialized material (see Partner Data).

    Configuration data

    Here, you can configure a item of material according to its characteristics or make reference to a configured object.

    Further data and functions, such as maintenance data, location data, and classification, are only available if you add to the serial number master record to make it an equipment master record. For more information, see Creating an Individual Serial Number and Entering Serialization Data in the Piece of Equipment.

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    Posted on Aug 05, 2008 at 04:58 AM


    I dont think its a problem.. Becoz the same senario exp i hv in my comp...

    We hv procured Gauges that require serial no for tracking that life in terms of quality consistence.

    So we use serial no as A1 , B1, C1 like that for all gauges.. up to Z1 if require then it goes as A11, B11 like that

    The serial no ordering is fixed for all matl.. n applicable to all... becoz each n every MATERIAL is unique...

    The only point is same serial no should not allow to same matl no.. both in physical n in system...

    Allowing same serial no to differ matl is not at all a issue..



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    Posted on May 05, 2011 at 09:26 AM


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