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Warehouse Management (WM) numbers many objects in the warehouse on a continual basis. The assignment of number ranges provides an orderly sequencing system for several functions within WM.

Assigning Number Ranges

You can define number ranges for the following objects in the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Warehouse Management:

To set number ranges for transfer requirements, transfer orders, quants, posting change notices, and groups, select Master Data ® Define Number Ranges.

Number ranges for storage unit numbers are only relevant for systems in which Storage Unit Management is active. Detailed information about Storage Unit Management is provided in the Storage Units section. To set number ranges, select Storage Units ® Master Data ® Define Number Ranges.

Normal inventory numbers are assigned for annual inventory, continuous inventory, manual inventory, inventory sampling and cycle counting. Inventory numbers for transfer orders are used when inventory is taken at stock placement or for zero stock checks upon complete stock removal. To set number ranges for inventory documents, select Activities ® Physical Inventory ® Maintain Number Ranges.


If number ranges have been previously created and assigned to data in the system, problems may occur if they are later changed. We recommend that number ranges be created with sufficient intervals to avoid future complications. The number range for quants should begin with the number 1.

Number ranges for the R/2 ® R/3 interface

For users with decentralized Warehouse Management, only number range 01 is allowed for communication records. Communication record numbers are used to monitor communications between the R/2 and R/3 Systems for decentralized Warehouse Management. To make the necessary settings, select Interfaces ® Define Decentralized Link to R/2.

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