Create Formatting ID for Package Number

This document explains how to create a formatting ID that determines the rule for generating package numbers in 'Package Number. Create Formatting ID' (MMS044).

A formatting ID is associated with the formatting rule to be used for a package number as new package numbers are created automatically for packages with an assigned packaging type.


After you create one or more formatting IDs and associate them with specific packaging types, the formatting rule is applied for the auto-creation of package numbers with the corresponding packaging type.

Before You Start

No prerequisites exist.

Follow These Steps

  1. Start 'Package Number. Create Formatting ID' (MMS044).

  2. On the B panel, enter a value in the 'Formatting ID' field and select the Create option.

  3. On the E panel, enter these values:

    1. Description

    2. Name

    3. Formatting rule - determines the variable values to be used from different fields to create package numbers.

    4. Number series - is required when a number series is part of the selected formatting rule.

    5. Alphanumeric prefix - a 3-character prefix must be defined when an alphanumeric prefix is part of the formatting rule.

    6. Number of characters &1 - determines how many characters to use in the warehouse ID when a warehouse is part of the formatting rule.

    7. Number of characters &4 - defines how many characters to use in the warehouse ID when a sequence number is part of the formatting rule.

    8. Date format - indicates which date format to be used.

  4. Click Next to save the record.

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