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1938155 - Is it Possible to Migrate Materials Without Material ID


You are in the process of migrating the Material into your Business ByDesign system and would like to have the below questions answered:

Is it possible to migrate Materials without filling the Material ID?

Will the Material ID be generated automatically using the Number Range maintained?



Every template must have at least the key information. Otherwise we can’t build the references across the various sheets.
The Material ID from the template is in addition also the new material ID in the Business ByDesign system. There is no internal number that will be assigned. This only is somehow different to others like customers or suppliers.

You have to setup your number range for materials in advance to migration either as numbers or alphanumeric ID. If you populate the migration template you have to give material IDs which are within this number range.

Also keep in mind, that we have successor objects which refer to the material IDs. So, you have to fill the Material ID in the migration Template as per the Number Range defined.

If you have to assign accounts or suppliers you have to provide an ID for them as well. This has to be the old legacy account or supplier ID. In this case, the Convert Values step you can select whether the the old and new (internal) account and supplier id should be selected during the migration of accounts or suppliers.


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