An alias number is an alternative ID for one or more item numbers. The alias number can be used during order entry for customer, service, requisition, or distribution order lines.
An item number can have more than one alias number and the same alias number can be used for more than one item number.
When an alias number connected to more than one item number is entered, the items are displayed during order line entry in 'Customer Order. Open Line' (OIS101/E).
Alias numbers can be used in the following programs:
Alias numbers are entered and updated in 'Item. Connect Alias Number' (MMS025).
The examples below illustrate the alternative aliases that can be entered for an item number.