This procedure must be used when M3 Plant Maintenance module is first installed. Numbering series define a number of numbering systems used in the module against equipment, work orders, work order proposals and so on.
Authority must be available in 'Number Series. Open' (CRS165).
Follow the steps below to create a numbering series in (CRS165).
Define the following series:
01 - Customer order
10 - Reporting number
17 - Scrap numbers
18 - Configurator
28 - Original ID (used for positions and equipment)
29 - Work orders
38 - Work order requests
39 - Workscope
92 - Document numbers
98 - Installation and Removal
99 - Exchange owner
Enter one of the above numbers in the Serial Type field.
Enter the numbering series. This defines the different series of numbering systems to be used within a particular series type. In type 29, work orders, it may be useful to have several different work order numbering systems. The numbering series is alphanumeric.
Enter a name and a start number. The first number in the series can be entered. If left blank, the system will begin at 1.
Enter the final number in the series. The numbering series within a particular series type must not overlap. The last number is generated by M3 and is automatically updated. Care should be taken when changing this number after records have been created.
Check digit functionality in the corresponding field. For Plant Maintenance, this would normally be 0.
Enter the date when this numbering sequence should be replaced in the New Series From field. This can only be used in conjunction with the new series. This can be useful to automatically begin a new numbering system, for example at the beginning of a new year.
Enter the new series that should replace the existing one. Press Enter to save.