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Create same serial number for a different material

I have material A with 4 serial numbers. I want to create the same 4 serial numbers for material B and also delete the 4 serial numbers for A. When i try to create it using IQ01, it says that the serial number already exists. In the material master for A and B, the level of explicitness field is set to 1 - keep equipment number and serial number synchronous. This means that when the 4 serial numbers for A were created, the equipment number was created using the same number with the serial number. Now, this is the approach I have tried:

1. Delete existing stock and change status of serial number to AVLB

2. Change material master and set Ser Level as blank

3. Go to IQ02, change the material number from A to B.

4. Post serialized stock for Material B

Here, I get the error that the equipment number already exists

I have tried another approach:

1. Delete existing stock and change status of serial number to AVLB

2. Change material master and set Ser Level as blank

3.  Go to IQ02, change the serial number to something random eg delete1.

4. Create a new serial number in IQ01 for material B

Here, I again get the error that the equipment number already exists

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Is there a setting in the serial number profile that will not check for equipment number or allows to create the same serial/equipment number for a different material?

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