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Error 'Serial number &1 already exists for material &2' in MIGO when doing movement type 309.

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When using the app Post Goods Movement ( MIGO ) , we get an error Serial number &1 already exists for material &2

 

If one serial number is used for a material, and the same serial number is assigned to another material, how to change the error to a warning instead ?


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A serial number master data (the one you can see in the app Display Material Serial Number - IQ03) refers to a specific physical item and is identified by a unique material/serial number combination. It has its very own history, stock data, system status, etc., and is independent from other another serial number master data. 

 

If you do a movement 309 posting with a serial number with a different from/destination material number, it means that this physical item should get a new material number (e. g. because the item was re-worked or enhanced). Consequently the system tries to update the material number in the serial number master data that represents the physical item. 

 

If there is already another serial number master data with the combination serial number/destination material number, the 309 posting isn't possible because you would end up with two master data with an identical serial/material number combination. You would need to archive the "second" serial number first (or change its serial number or material number in the app Change Material Serial Number, menu function "Edit" - "Special serial no. functions" - "Change serial no." or "Change material number...").