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Serial Number FAQ (Doc ID 417875.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Inventory Management - Version 11.5.10 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document includes all versions of Oracle EBS 11i and R12
FORM:INVTTESR.FMB - Enter Serial Numbers
FORM LIBRARY:INVSLENT.pll - Enter Serial Numbers


This note is meant to consolidate common serial number issues.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1. Basics
 a. What are the forms/programs?
 b. What tables?
 c. Important Code / Finding key file versions?
 2. Serial uniqueness?
 2a. What is the difference between the various levels of serial uniqueness?
 2b. Changing Serial Uniqueness
 3. Serial Status
 3a. What do the serial status numbers mean?
 3b. What does serial number status 6 mean?
 3c. Why serial status remains 5?
 4. Mark IDs / Locked Serials
 4a. What is a mark id?
 4b. Cannot Transact Serial Number with Mark ID Populated / Orphan Serial Numbers
 5. Serial Control Codes
 5a. What is the difference between serial generation 'At Receipt' vs. 'At Sales Order Issue'?
 5b. What Serial Controls are allowed for Inter-Organization Transfers?
 6. Querying Transactions By Serial After Inter-Organization Transfers?
 7.Serial and Receiving Topics
 7a. What does the LOV for Serials in Receiving Look for?
 7b. Could you explain INV: Restrict Receipt of Serials?
 8. How to track a serial number across organizations?

9. How to enter serial number descriptions (or Descriptive Flexfields / DFF)?
 10. Experiencing Performance Issues with Serial Numbers?
 13. Duplicate Serials Allowed in Sales Order Issue?
 14. Onhand and Serial Mismatches?
 15. Correct Mistyped Serials?
 16. Shipping serial error but item NOT serialized
 17. API Call
 a. Example API Call
b. Using API to generate serials for work orders (Wip Jobs).

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