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Item Manage by Serial Number

hello all,

related to my question Service Module, Can i use the Service Module?

what should i do if my item master data has an Onhand qty. and it is not manage by Serial Number, now i want to manage this item master data by Serial Number,but SBO Prompt me w/ the ff. message (You can modify the "Manage item by" setting only when the available quantiry is zero and there are no serial or batch numbers available).

please advice what is the best practice and workaround for this scenario

thanks ang best regards,


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    Posted on Oct 29, 2010 at 05:42 AM

    Hi Fidel......

    This is the system behavior if you did not maintain an item serial wise or batch wise and once stock uploaded then you can not make it serial or batch wise.

    In order to do this you have to make its stock zero first and then do it serial wise and then again upload the stock by giving serial nos....



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  • Posted on Oct 29, 2010 at 05:50 AM


    You can't change the item master data manage by batch to manage by serial no.

    There are two solutions to solving it i.e.:

    A. First solution

    1. Good issue all the quantities of item manage by batch

    2. Change to manage by serial number after item stock on hand is zero

    if step A.2. is failed, use step B:

    1. Create new item code manage by serial

    2. Good issue all quantities of item manage by batch

    3. set on hold for item manage by batch


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