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2622850 - How To Restrict An User From Changing Serial Number Profiles in Product Master Data?


You have set New Serial Number Profile i.e. Mandatory on all Logistics and Production Processes for a Product in a relevant product master data and updated the serial number inventory confirming the count tasks. However later sometime when you check the stock overview, no serial number inventory exists.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Physical Inventory Work center.
  2. Go to Common Tasks View.
  3. Go to Stock Overview.
  4. Enter the relevant Product ID
  5. Choose Go.
  6. Here you see that option Open Serial Inventory does not exists.
  7. Also, no relevant serial inventory exists associated with the required Product.


User has changed the Serial Number Profile from New Profile: Mandatory on all Logistics and Production Processes to any other Old Profile hence no more association exists between serial numbers with inventory in the system.


In order to restrict users to make changes to the product master data, follow below steps:

  1. Go to Application and User Management Work center.
  2. Under User and Access Management view, choose Business User sub view.
  3. Find required Business User ID, select it and choose Access Rights via Edit option.
  4. Navigate to Access Restrictions tab, find PMM_PRODUCTDATA and PMM_MATERIALS under Work center View ID.
  5. Select these views and set the Access Restrictions i.e. Write Access as No Access using drop down.
  6. Choose Save.
  7. Once it is done, user cannot make changes to any field in the product master data.


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