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Goods Movements and Serial Numbers Interview Questions and Answers

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Goods Movements and Serial Numbers Interview Questions and Answers
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1. Question: In which business transactions can serial numbers be included?

Answer: See 42232 and 518060/question5.

2. Question: What should be done when differences exist between the existing serial numbers and the existing stock?

Answer: In case the stock is correct and the number of serial numbers is incorrect, you can clear this difference as follows:

Procedure up to and including Release 4.6

The stock displayed in the stock overview is smaller than the number of serial numbers that exist for this material in the system. (stock < serial numbers) To repair the serial numbers, you can

1. temporarily set the serial number profile on "optional" serialization (Customizing Transaction OIS2).
2. Afterwards, receipt into the stock is then tio be posted without serial numbers.
3. After that, the serial number profile should again be set on "must".
4. The system now books out the booked in material with the serial numbers.

The stock displayed in the stock overview is larger than the number of serial numbers that exist for this material in the system. (Stock > Serial numbers) To repair the serial numbers, you can

1. temporarily set the serial number profile on "optional" serialization (Customizing Transaction OIS2).
2. After that, you must post an issue without serial numbers.
3. After that, the serial number profile should again be set on "must".
4. Now, the cleared material with the serial numbers is posted.

With both correction options it should be ensured that no other postings occur with these materials during the correction, so that no new data inconsistencies are generated.

Procedure as of SAP 4.6

As of Release 4.6, it is possible to carry out a physical inventory in inventory management for materials that require a serial number.

If the number of serial numbers is correct and you suspect that the stock is incorrect, it is a data inconsistency. The procedure for this case is described in the FAQ 520010 (Inconsistencies in inventory management).

3. Question: Why are the serial numbers not assigned sequentially during the automatic creation of serial numbers when the first serial number is specified?

Answer: In order to allow the automatic serial number assignment, the system records the highest assigned (purely numerical) serial number for each material in a separate table (MASE). During the automatic serial number assignment, a select is carried out against table MASE (to find this highest serial number) and the system starts simply with this highest already assigned number.


Comments

  • chittaranjan swain
    15 Dec 2012 3:30 pm
    Hi All,

    I have one material no which is going to used for one equipment again same no has to be used for other equipment also,how can I find out that which material is used for 1st equipment & which was used for 2nd equipment.

    Pls Guide
    SAP