We are facing the following requirement from one of our vendors.
We currently maintain a single EAN/UPC for each of our articles (Retail environment), whether it's an individual or a variant. This is of course updated to EWM via CIF.
Now we need to maintain several EAN/UPC for each article, for the same UoM (piece). Thus, in ECC transaction MM42 we updated the "Additional data> Additional EANs" view, which in turn updates table MEAN.
We are updating the customizing for CIF and table MEAN is available as a parameter for function module CIF_PRODUCT_SEND.
Our questions are:
- Where in EWM are the entries equivalent to ECC's MEAN table? (in which transaction, view, table?)
- Will the additional EANs be valid for scanning barcode instead of the product number? We know EAN is valid for 1 to 1 relationship, but we are not sure for the 1:n scenario.
Any guidance on this situation will be most welcomed. In the meantime we are doing some research on our own, and will share the information on this forum.
since EWM 7.02 multiple EAN/GTIN codes are supported in the master data.
The multiple EAN are then transferred from ERP via CIF just any other master data attributes.
You can find them in the product master data maintenance, there is a separate tab for the additional EANs.
And yes of course if you scan an "multiple" EAN it will identify the product. So whereever you can scan an EAN it does not matter if it is the "main" EAN or an "additional" EAN.