This procedure is performed when a new serialized inventory item is added to the system.
The Serial Flag in each item determines whether or not the system requires serial numbers for the item being processed. The Serial Flag is set during new Catalog Item Creation. This section describes the logic for setting the flag. It does not describe how to create new Catalog Items. Please see the Procedures section of the Product Management Documentation for more information about creating new Catalog Items.
Setting the Serial Flag
Each Catalog and Inventory Item in the system contains a Serial Flag. This flag should be correctly set as each item is created. The Serial Flag in the Catalog and Inventory records for each item are normalized (synchronized), and the flag should be set the same for the item in all inventory locations.
When an item is serialized, the system will require the operator to enter a valid serial number during transaction processing.
The Serial Flag in the Catalog record can be set to one of the following values.
Y – Serialized Item The serial number for the item is recorded as it is received into inventory. The Serial Master record created during receiving is updated, and serial history transaction records are created, when any subsequent activity occurs for the serial number.
S – Serialize On Sale Item The Serial Number for the item is recorded only when it is sold for the first time. The Serial Master record during the Invoicing/Order Completion process is updated, and serial history transaction records are created, when any subsequent activity occurs for the serial number.
N – Item is not serialized Serial numbers are not required for the item.