The International Article Number (also known as European Article Number or EAN or UPC) is a standard describing a barcode numbering system used in global trade to uniquely identify a specific product. Typically EANs are 12 digits, with the last digit being a check digit. (will be assigned automatically). These numbers help customers and warehouse uniquely identify a product using bar code scanning or EDI transmissions. Businesses are required to purchase an EAN number range before it can be set up in SAP. EANs can be internal or external; you would use internal if you have purchased an EAN range and you want SAP to generate numbers from that range or external if you are using your own number range.
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Author: Tharaka Perera