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Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:48 pm
by MMPP
We are running out of numbers in our 500000-599999 FERT material type number range. There are several options we have, the one I would like to use is to extend it into the 600000-699999 range.

The challenge is that this new range has already been used for a few UNBW (non-valuated, stocked) material numbers. How would I go about ignoring these numbers and continuing with FERT after material 601849? I know there may be an issue with overlaps and stuff.

Here is the current assignment:

From To Current#
000000000000500000 000000000000599999 597016
000000000000600000 000000000000699999 601849

Any way to nuke 600000-601849? We don't need/use them.

Thanks for your time!

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:04 am
by darkduck
I would wait until you are very close to the upper limit of 5* range, and then change the number range to as follows:
From To Current#
000000000000601850 000000000000699999 601850
000000000000600000 000000000000601849 601849

This means that the 2nd number range won't be used at all, and the 1st number range will start from 601850 (or 601851).

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:08 pm
by MMPP
That sounds like a great solution, thanks so much.

So if I re-assign my FERTs from
500000 - 599999
to
601850 - 699999

this won't harm the existing "5" range? I will definitely test that.

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:23 pm
by MMPP
Hmmm. Attempting to change the existing number range gives me this friendly informational message:
Lower limit can only be changed during initial entry
Message no. NR651
Diagnosis
You have tried to change the lower limit of an interval which has a non-initial number status.
System Response
The change was not executed.

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:38 am
by darkduck
Maybe try to reset the status to 0 for short time?
Then you change the number range, and then set the status to the proper value again?

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:54 pm
by MMPP
Thanks for your help! How would you go about resetting the status to 0? I have looked through MMNR and can't seem to find a way there. Mostly because our range is "not initial".

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:09 am
by darkduck
There's a special button "Edit status" on the first screen of MMNR, unless I misunderstand something.

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:05 am
by MMPP
You are right DD, thanks so much, that worked! I reset the current number of the 500000-599999 range to 0, then SAP allowed me to change the range to 601850-699999.

Thanks again, appreciate you taking the time and sharing your knowledge!

Re: Material Master Number Range challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:27 pm
by darkduck
My pleasure!
You can also mark the topic as resolved. :)