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Dummy serial number profile

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Hi experts,

I have questions. There are incoming Idocs to SAP which creates IBD in the system. Now at the suppliers end it is mandatory to pass serial number in the Idoc. It is passed through SERNR field. For bypassing this, I created one dummy serial number profile(ZDUMMY) and maintained in material master. Now, the Idocs which are sent from suppliers side have multiple E1EDL11(serial number field with same value. Now the questions:

1. Is maintaining ZDUMMY in material master will have same results when we leave the serial number profile in material BLANK.

2. The Idocs are failing . they have duplicare SERNR. Is this the reason for failing.


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If you have not assigned your serial number profile (dummy) to the serialization procedure then it will act as the same as when the serial number profile field is blank, please check this settng in the step where you defined the serial number profile.

Generally if the serial number profile is assigned in the material master, then we should enter the serial numbers for stock movements based on the quantity (quantity: serial number, 1:1 relation).