Create Alias Number

This document explains how you create an alias number for a service expense or an item.


An alias number has been created for one or more service expenses and/or items.

When the alias number is created, the Alias number file is updated (SITPOP).

The alias number is used instead of service expenses and/or items during service order line registration. Depending on the settings, the alias number has slightly different functions:

Before you start

Follow these steps

  1. Start 'Alias Number SO. Connect Item/Serv Exp' (SOS465).

  2. Select an item or service expense in the 'Item identity' field.

    Select F16 to search for service expenses.

  3. Enter the alias number that is to be connected to the item/service expense.

  4. Select "New" to create an alias number and to go to the E panel.

  5. Enter the quantity that it is to be ordered of this item/service expense when the alias number is entered on a service order line.

  6. Press Enter to save.

Parameters to set

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates…
(SOS465/AB) Item identity

…the item/service expense, which is a unique ID for an item.

The item number can consist of up to 15 alphanumeric characters.

An item is entered and maintained in (MMS001).

(SOS465/AB) Alias no.

…an alternative ID for an item.

An alias number can either be used as a second identity for a single item or to bundle several items and/or service expenses used in the same work operation.

(SOS465/E) Ordered qty …the quantity that will be ordered of the item/service expense when the alias number is entered on a service order line or in a service agreement.
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