Old material number - Field in Basic Data 1 View Material Master
We have a field called old material number - MARA-BISMT in material master basic data 1 view. Is that field is just for reference of old material or does it have any effects in the SAP MM when using the material for purchasing or in BOM or so on.
Could any one please highlight me the consequences of using this field to refer a old material number for the new number created.
Thanking you in advance.
Raymond Moynihan replied
Number under which you have managed the material so far or still manage it,
for example, in another system or in a card index.
You can use the old material number to systematically search for material
master records via matchcodes.
Your understanding for the use of this field is correct.